The Resource Facing hazards and disasters : understanding human dimensions, Committee on Disaster Research in the Social Sciences: Future Challenges and Opportunities, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council of the National Academies

Facing hazards and disasters : understanding human dimensions, Committee on Disaster Research in the Social Sciences: Future Challenges and Opportunities, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council of the National Academies

Label
Facing hazards and disasters : understanding human dimensions
Title
Facing hazards and disasters
Title remainder
understanding human dimensions
Statement of responsibility
Committee on Disaster Research in the Social Sciences: Future Challenges and Opportunities, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council of the National Academies
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Social science research conducted since the late 1970's has contributed greatly to society's ability to mitigate and adapt to natural, technological, and willful disasters. However, as evidenced by Hurricane Katrina, the Indian Ocean tsunami, the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, and other recent events, hazards and disaster research and its application could be improved greatly. In particular, more studies should be pursued that compare how the characteristics of different types of events--including predictability, forewarning, magnitude, and duration of impact--affect societal vulnerability and response. This book includes more than thirty recommendations for the hazards and disaster community"--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
CCO
Dewey number
363.34/8
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV551.3
LC item number
.N384 2006eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Facing hazards and disasters : understanding human dimensions, Committee on Disaster Research in the Social Sciences: Future Challenges and Opportunities, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council of the National Academies
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 340-375)
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • ""FrontMatter""; ""Preface""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Contents""; ""Summary""; ""1 Introduction""; ""2 Societal Changes Influencing theContext of Research""; ""3 Social Science Research on HazardMitigation, Emergency Preparedness, and Recovery Preparedness""; ""4 Research on DisasterResponse and Recovery""; ""5 Interdisciplinary Hazards andDisaster Research""; ""6 International Research:Confronting the Challenges of DisasterRisk Reduction and Development""; ""7 The Role of State-of-the-Art Technologiesand Methods for Enhancing Studies ofHazards and Disasters""
  • ""8 Knowledge Disseminationand Application""""9 The Present and Future Hazards andDisaster Research Workforce""; ""References""; ""Appendixes""; ""Appendix A Acronyms""; ""Appendix B Recommendations""; ""Appendix C Committee Biographies""
Control code
ocn567897408
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 394 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780309659857
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
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.b24290877
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)567897408
  • pebcs030965985X

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