352 pages, Illus
Adopts an integrated approach to natural hazards that incorporates facets of both the physical and social sciences.
This book is a marvelous addition to the hazards literature. With its holistic perspective and the integration of physical processes and human activities, Tobin and Montz embody the human dimensions of natural hazards. The treatment places Natural Hazards: Explanation and Integration" into a class by itself, as most of the current texts provide a hazard-by-hazard approach, with very few linkages across hazards or forays into the human dimensions--perception, response, recovery, and public policy. Tobin and Montz, both highly respected hazards researchers, take a more blended perspective and highlight the commonalities among hazards events in terms of physical processes and characteristics, individual perception, community response, economic impacts, and public policy. I look forward to using this book in my Hazards course." --Susan L. Cutter, Ph.D., Professor and Chair, Department of Geography, University of South Carolina
"A monumental effort. The book uses numerous examplesa
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