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Curbing Catastrophe - Natural Hazards and Risk Reduction in the Modern World (Hardcover) Loot Price: R568
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Curbing Catastrophe - Natural Hazards and Risk Reduction in the Modern World (Hardcover): Timothy H. Dixon

Curbing Catastrophe - Natural Hazards and Risk Reduction in the Modern World (Hardcover)

Timothy H. Dixon

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What does Japan's 2011 nuclear accident have in common with the 2005 flooding of New Orleans from Hurricane Katrina? This thought-provoking book presents a compelling account of recent and historical disasters, both natural and human-caused, drawing out common themes and providing a holistic understanding of hazards, disasters and mitigation, for anyone interested in this important and topical subject. Based on his on-the-ground experience with several major recent disasters, Timothy H. Dixon explores the science, politics and economics behind a variety of disasters and environmental issues, arguing that many of the worst effects are avoidable. He describes examples of planning and safety failures, provides forecasts of future disasters and proposes solutions for hazard mitigation. The book shows how billions of dollars and countless lives could be saved by adopting longer-term thinking for infrastructure planning and building, and argues that better communication is vital in reducing global risks and preventing future catastrophes.

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Imprint: Cambridge UniversityPress
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: 2017
Authors: Timothy H. Dixon
Dimensions: 235 x 158 x 20mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 318
ISBN-13: 978-1-107-03518-8
Categories: Books > Earth & environment > The environment > Environmental impact of natural disasters & phenomena
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social issues > General
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social work > Aid & relief programmes
Books > Earth & environment > The environment > Social impact of environmental issues > General
LSN: 1-107-03518-X
Barcode: 9781107035188

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