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Natural disasters and risk communication : implications of the Cascadia subduction zone megaquake

Author: Courtney Vail Fletcher; Jennette Lovejoy
Publisher: Lanham, Maryland : Lexington Books, [2018] ©2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Asks and addresses how we communicate about natural disasters and what effect our communication has on natural disaster education, understanding, assessment of risk, preparation, and recovery. The chapters of this book present expertise, analyses, and perspectives that are designed to help us better comprehend and deal with the natural risks such as the Cascadia Subduction Zone. It seeks to move past primal,  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Courtney Vail Fletcher; Jennette Lovejoy
ISBN: 9781498556118 1498556116 1498556124 9781498556125
OCLC Number: 1027833168
Description: xi, 266 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword / Kathryn Schulz --
Conceptualizing risk: media coverage and natural disasters / Jennette Lovejoy --
Cascadia earthquake science and hazards / Robert F. Butler --
Risk perception and earthquake preparedness motivation: Predicting responses to a Cascadia Subduction Zone catastrophic event / Bradley Adame and Claude Miller --
The article that shook the public: a comparative study of "the really big one" and other earthquake coverage / Julie Homchick Crowe --
A "fast and frugal" approach to risk judgment and decision-making and its implications for natural disaster / Kai Kuang --
Public risk perception attitudes on flooding by different societal sectors: an investigation based on the August 2016 flood in Louisiana / Do Kyn Kim and Phillip Madison --
Economic evaluation of multi-hazard risk information in Japan: implication for earthquake risk communication / Hiroaki Matsuura and Keiichi Sato --
Families, companion nonhuman animals, and the CSZ disaster: implications for crisis and risk communication / Julie M. Novak and Ashleigh Day --
What is to be done? --
a preparedness polemic / Yianni Doulis --
Conclusion: Nature, fear, and bewilderment: a human (dis)connect / C. Vail Fletcher --
Epilogue / Chris Goldfinger.
Responsibility: [edited by] C. Vail Fletcher, Jennette Lovejoy.

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