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The Resource Natural disasters, Lesli J. Favor ; foreword by Katherine Ellins

Natural disasters, Lesli J. Favor ; foreword by Katherine Ellins

Label
Natural disasters
Title
Natural disasters
Statement of responsibility
Lesli J. Favor ; foreword by Katherine Ellins
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Natural Disasters examines the types of natural hazards, their costs in human lives and economic impact, and national and international responses to them. Detailed case studies examine disasters in the United States, the Sumatra-Andaman earthquake and tsunami of 2004-2005, water resource management in China, the 1984-1985 famine in Ethiopia, and the eruption of Nevado del Ruiz in Colombia in 1985. The case studies also investigate strategies that governments and private agencies have adopted to predict, manage, and survive natural disasters. --from publisher description
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Cataloging source
DLC
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Favor, Lesli J
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
GB5014
LC item number
.F38 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Global issues
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  • Natural disasters
  • Natural disasters
Label
Natural disasters, Lesli J. Favor ; foreword by Katherine Ellins
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
At Issue. Defining the issue ; Types of natural hazards ; International history ; Responding to international disasaters -- Focus on the United States ; Natural disasters in U.S. history ; Natural hazards in the United States ; Forecasting natural disasters ; Disaster preparedness and response -- Global perspectives ; Sumatra-Andaman earthquake and tsunami, 2004-2005 ; Water resources management in China ; The famine in Ethiopia in 1984-1985 ; Eruption of Nevado del Ruiz, Colombia, 1985 -- Primary Sources. United States documents ; HIstorical events ; Recent events ; Planning for future disasters -- International documents ; Documents of general international interest ; Indian Ocean ; China ; Sahel and Horn of Africa ; Colombia -- Research Tools. How to research natural disasters -- Facts and figures: International ; United States ; International case studies -- Key Players A to Z. Organizations and Agencies. Droughts and famines ; Earthquakes and tsunamis ; Storms (fires, floods, hurricanes, typhoons, cyclones) ; Tornadoes ; Volcanoes ; Disaster preparedness and response ; U.S. case studies ; International case studies
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 414 p.
Isbn
9780816082605
Lccn
2010028996
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
(OCoLC)606770373
Label
Natural disasters, Lesli J. Favor ; foreword by Katherine Ellins
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
At Issue. Defining the issue ; Types of natural hazards ; International history ; Responding to international disasaters -- Focus on the United States ; Natural disasters in U.S. history ; Natural hazards in the United States ; Forecasting natural disasters ; Disaster preparedness and response -- Global perspectives ; Sumatra-Andaman earthquake and tsunami, 2004-2005 ; Water resources management in China ; The famine in Ethiopia in 1984-1985 ; Eruption of Nevado del Ruiz, Colombia, 1985 -- Primary Sources. United States documents ; HIstorical events ; Recent events ; Planning for future disasters -- International documents ; Documents of general international interest ; Indian Ocean ; China ; Sahel and Horn of Africa ; Colombia -- Research Tools. How to research natural disasters -- Facts and figures: International ; United States ; International case studies -- Key Players A to Z. Organizations and Agencies. Droughts and famines ; Earthquakes and tsunamis ; Storms (fires, floods, hurricanes, typhoons, cyclones) ; Tornadoes ; Volcanoes ; Disaster preparedness and response ; U.S. case studies ; International case studies
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 414 p.
Isbn
9780816082605
Lccn
2010028996
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
(OCoLC)606770373

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