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International perspectives on natural disasters : occurence, mitigation, and consequence.

Author: Joseph P Stoltman; John Lidstone; Lisa M Dechano
Publisher: Dordrecht, The Netherlands : Kluwer Academic Publishers, ©2004.
Series: Advances in natural and technological hazards research, v. 21.
Edition/Format:   Print book : CD for computer : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The editors saw the need for a book that would reach a broad range of readers who were not actively or directly engaged in natural disasters relief or mitigation planning, but who were in  Read more...

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Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph P Stoltman; John Lidstone; Lisa M Dechano
ISBN: 1402028504 9781402028502
OCLC Number: 300979519
Notes: "This volume includes a CD-ROM containing electronic versions, in full color if available, of the figures which are all printed in black-and-white in the book."--Page [4] de couv.
Target Audience: "Audience : Policy makers, disseminators of natural disasters information, education professionals, academic libraries, research libraries, and governmental agencies. Also : emergency managers/responders, planners, and university students studying natural disasters in natural or social sciences at the upper division undergraduate or graduate level"--Page [4] de couv.
Description: xi, 478 pages : illustrations, cartes, graph., photogr. ; 25 cm + 1 cédérom (12 cm)
Contents: Preface.- Acknowledgments.- Introduction by Joseph P. Stoltman, John Lidstone, and Lisa M. DeChano.- Chapter 1: Earthquakes by Walter Hays.- Chapter 2: Volcanoes by Raymundo S. Punongbayan.- Chapter 3: Windstorms by Tony Gibbs.- Chapter 4: Global Flooding by John Handmer.- Chapter 5: Wildfires by Steven Yool.- Chapter 6: Mass Movement by isa M. DeChano.- Chapter 7: Drought by D.A. Wilhite.- Chapter 8: Natural Hazards in Japan by Hiroshi Sasaki and Shuji Yamakawa.- Chapter 9: Natural Disasters in China by Yang Hua Ting.- Chapter 10: Natural Disasters in Oceania by George Pararas-Carayannis.- Chapter 11: Hazard Mitigation in South and Southeast Asia by Nehal Karim.- Chapter 12: Natural Disasters in Africa by Belinda Dodson.- Chapter 13: Natural Disasters in Russia by V.M. Kotlyakov.- Chapter 14: Natural Disasters in Europe by Lea Houtsonen and Arvo Peltonen.- Chapter 15: Natural Disasters and Their Impact in Latin America by James J. Biles and Daniel Cobos.- Chapter 16: Disaster Impacts on the Caribbean by Jeremy Collymore.- Chapter 17: A Perspective on North American Natural Disasters by Joseph Scanlon.- Chapter 18: Teaching and Learning to Live with the Environment by Kath Murdoch.- Chapter 19: Educational Aims and the Question of Priorities by Graham Haydon.- Chapter 20: The Experience of Natural Disasters: Psychological Perspectives and Understandings by Joseph P. Reser.- Chapter 21: Curriculum Innovation for Natural Disaster Reduction: Lessons from the Commonwealth Caribbean by Michael Morrissey.- Chapter 22: Curriculum Adaptation and Disaster Prevention in Colombia by Omar D. Cardona.-Chapter 23: Current Curriculum Initiatives and Perspectives in Education for Natural Disaster Reduction in India by R.B. Singh.- Chapter 24: Disaster Education in New Zealand by John Macaulay.- Chapter 25: Natural Disasters and the Role of Women by Jacqueline Sims.- Chapter 26: Natural Hazards and Disaster Information on the Internet by John A. Cross and Yasuyo Makido.- Chapter 27: Capacity Building, Education, and Technical Training by Joseph P. Stoltman, John Lidstone, and Lisa M. DeChano.- Index.- List of Figures on CD-ROM.- CD-ROM of All Figures by Chapter: Inside Back Cover
Series Title: Advances in natural and technological hazards research, v. 21.

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