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The Hidden costs of coastal hazards : implications for risk assessment and mitigation

Author: H. John Heinz III Center for Science, Economics, and the Environment. Panel on Risk, Vulnerability, and the True Costs of Coastal Hazards.
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Island Press, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents the findings of a two-year study to help develop new strategies to identify and reduce the costs of weather-related hazards associated with increasing coastal development activities. It  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: H. John Heinz III Center for Science, Economics, and the Environment. Panel on Risk, Vulnerability, and the True Costs of Coastal Hazards.
ISBN: 1559637560 9781559637565
OCLC Number: 914517502
Description: xxxii, 220 p. : il. ; 23 cm
Contents: Setting the stage; stormy weather - Hurrican Hugo's impact on the South Carolina low country; toward an improved understanding of the true costs of coastal hazards and disasters; risk and vulnerability assessments of coastal hazards; developing and evaluating mitigation strategies; a framework for community planning.
Responsibility: H. John Heinz III Center for Science, Economics, and the Environment.

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"Finally, an intelligent discussion about America's determination to live along the shoreline, and what it really costs us in human suffering as well as financial losses."--Dr. Judith T. Kildow, Read more...

 
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