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Disasters and economic damage : macro, meso and micro approaches

Author: Anne Van der Veen
Publisher: Bradford, England : Emerald Group Pub., ©2004.
Series: Disaster Prevention and Management: An International Journal., No. 4 ;, v. 13.
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Tsunamis, droughts, earthquakes, hurricanes and floods are a constant threat to society. Where in the past the population at risk had to react on the consequences of disasters, at present society wants to be more in control. Due to the high costs of restoration, of the stress and of the loss of family and friends a proactive policy in order to prevent disasters or at least to minimize the impact is required.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Anne Van der Veen
ISBN: 184544017X 9781845440176 1845441818 9781845441814
OCLC Number: 70724036
Description: 1 online resource (74 pages).
Contents: Abstracts & keywords; Disasters and economic damage; Performance and protection in an adaptive transaction model; Economic loss; Modeling spatial economic impacts of an earthquake; Defining and measuring economic resilience to disasters; The indirect economic effects of a terrorist attack on transport infrastructure; The evaluation of vulnerability to flooding; On direct estimation of initial damage in the case of a major catastrophe; A methodology for incorporating natural catastrophes into macroeconomic projections.
Series Title: Disaster Prevention and Management: An International Journal., No. 4 ;, v. 13.
Responsibility: Guest editor Anne van der Veen.

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Tsunamis, droughts, earthquakes, hurricanes and floods are a constant threat to society. Where in the past the population at risk had to react on the consequences of disasters, at present society wants to be more in control. Due to the high costs of restoration, of the stress and of the loss of family and friends a proactive policy in order to prevent disasters or at least to minimize the impact is required. Previously published in: Disaster Prevention and Management, Volume 13, Number 4, 2004.

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