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On risk and disaster : lessons from Hurricane Katrina

Author: Ronald J Daniels; Donald F Kettl; Howard Kunreuther
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©2006.
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Leading experts address questions of public and private roles in assessing, managing, and mitigating major risks to public health and safety in light of the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
On risk and disaster.
Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, c2006
(DLC) 2006296053
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ronald J Daniels; Donald F Kettl; Howard Kunreuther
ISBN: 9780812205473 0812205472 1283212390 9781283212397
OCLC Number: 759158156
Notes: Essays published in association with the National Symposium on Risk and Disasters (Dec. 2005, Washington, D.C.), organized by the University of Pennsylvania in collaboration with Congressional quarterly and the Communications Institute.
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 293 p.)
Contents: pt. 1. The challenge of the Gulf --
pt. 2. Thinking about risk --
pt. 3. Private sector strategies for managing risk --
pt. 4. The government's role in disaster preparedness and response.
Responsibility: edited by Ronald J. Daniels, Donald F. Kettl, and Howard Kunreuther ; foreword by Amy Gutmann.
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"This volume provides important insights from the nation's leading experts on how we, as a community and nation, should be rethinking disaster assessment, prevention, and mitigation. Policymakers, Read more...

 
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