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Natural Disasters

By: D Alexander

650 pages, B/w photos, figs, tabs, maps

University College London Press

Paperback | Dec 1993 | #25105 | ISBN: 1857280946
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Hardback | Dec 1993 | #25104 | ISBN: 1857280938
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About this book

Provides a comprehensive overview of the physical, technological and social components of natural disaster.


Contents

The geophysical agents; earthquakes and volcanoes; atmospheric and hydrological hazards; disasters and the land surface; the human impact and response; damage and the built environment; the logistics of planning and emergency action; medical emergencies; the Third World; disasters and socio-economic systems; conclusion - towards an international strategy against disasters.

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