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Natural disaster hotspots : a global risk analysis

Author: Maxx Dilley
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : World Bank, 2005.
Series: Disaster risk management series, no. 5.
Edition/Format:   Print book : International government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book summarizes a range of case studies designed to complement the information provided by the global analysis. It highlights practical examples at the local level to help the reader understand multihazard interactions in the context of policy decisions, investment planning, and prioritization of areas where risk reduction is necessary.
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Material Type: Government publication, International government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Maxx Dilley
ISBN: 0821359304 9780821359303 0821359312 9780821359310
OCLC Number: 56834544
Description: xii, 132 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 28 cm.
Contents: Executive summary --
Project objectives --
Project approach --
Single-hazard exposure analysis --
Multihazard exposure analysis --
Multihazard risk assessment --
Multihazard risk assessment results --
Case studies --
Conclusions and the way forward --
Appendix A: Technical appendix for global analysis.
Series Title: Disaster risk management series, no. 5.
Responsibility: by Maxx Dilley [and others].
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A global view of major natural disaster risk hotspots - areas at relatively high risk of loss from one or more natural hazards. It summarizes the results of an interdisciplinary analysis of the  Read more...

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