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An assessment of natural hazards and disasters in Canada

Author: David Etkin; Chowdhury Emdadul Haque; Gregory Robert Brooks
Publisher: Dordrecht ; London : Kluwer Academic, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"This book on natural hazards and disasters in Canada is the first comprehensive interdisciplinary publication on this subject, and is the result of a national assessment on this topic. A variety of papers from the physical and social sciences explores both the risks associated with these hazards, and adaptive strategies that can be used to reduce those risks." "This collection of papers is intended for academics,  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Etkin; Chowdhury Emdadul Haque; Gregory Robert Brooks
ISBN: 1402011792 9781402011795
OCLC Number: 51667807
Notes: Reprinted from: Natural Hazards, v. 28, no. 2-3, 2003.
Description: viii, pages 211-589 : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Editorial: Towards a better understanding of natural hazards and disasters in Canada / David Etkin, Emdad Haque, Gregory R. Brooks --
Disaster management and community planning, and public participation: how to achieve sustainable hazard mitigation / Laurie Pearce --
The contribution of philosophy to hazards assessment and decision making / Ingrid Leman Stefanovic --
Forecasting the conditional probabilities of natural disasters in Canada as a guide for disaster preparedness / Mohammed H.I. Dore --
Hazards risk assessment methodology for emergency managers: a standardized framework for application / Norman Ferrier, C. Emdad Haque --
The determinants of disaster vulnerability: achieving sustainable mitigation through population health / John R. Lindsay --
A general framework for mitigation-oriented planning assessments of mobile telecommunications lifelines (MTL) / Peter S. Anderson, Gordon A. Gow --
Weather as a chronic hazard for road transportation in Canadian cities / Jean Andrey [and others] --
Flooding in the Red River Basin --
lessons from post flood activities / Slobodan P. Simonovic, Richard W. Carson --
The effectiveness of flood damage reduction measures in the Montreal region / Benoît Robert, Simon Forget, Jean Rousselle --
Flood Damage Reduction Program (FDRP) in Quebec: case study of the Chaudière River / Esther Roy, Jean Rousselle, Jacinthe Lacroix --
Storm surge hazard in Canada / Maurice Danard, Adam Munro, Tad Murty --
Tsunami hazard and risk in Canada / John J. Clague, Adam Munro, Tad Murty --
Heat wave hazards: an overview of heat wave impacts in Canada / Karen E. Smoyer-Tomic, Robyn Kuhn, Alana Hudson --
Snow avalanche hazard in Canada --
a review / Chris Stethem [and others] --
Seismic hazard mitigation for buildings / Simon Foo, Alan Davenport --
Geomagnetic hazards to conducting networks / D.H. Boteler --
The vulnerability of Canada to volcanic hazards / Mark V. Stasiuk, Catherine J. Hickson, Taimi Mulder.
Other Titles: Natural hazards.
Responsibility: edited by David Etkin, C. Emdad Haque, Gregory R. Brooks.


The problems and issues of natural hazards and disasters, both globally and in Canada, are becoming increasingly important since the costs of extreme natural events have been escalating, and  Read more...


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