An Assessment of Natural Hazards and Disasters in Canada

An Assessment of Natural Hazards and Disasters in Canada

Description

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 significant vulnerabilities exist in Canadian society. Without thoughtful and effective mitigation, these costs and human suffering are likely to continue to increase. An assessment of knowledge, research, and practice in risk, hazards and disasters fields is a fundamental step towards the goal of prevention and mitigation.

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.

Audience: This excellent collection of papers is intended for academics, professionals and practitioners involved in hazard reduction activities who wish to obtain a better understanding of Canadian natural hazards.


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Details

Author(s)
David Etkin, C. Emdad Haque, Gregory R. Brooks
Format
Hardback | 380 pages
Dimensions
156 x 234 x 22.35mm | 1,600g
Publication date
01 Jun 2003
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Publication City/Country
New York, NY, United States
Language
English
Edition
New edition
Edition Statement
New edition
Illustrations note
VIII, 380 p.
ISBN10
1402011792
ISBN13
9781402011795