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Hazard Mitigation and Preparedness : An Introductory Text for Emergency Management and Planning

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This textbook introduces hazard mitigation and preparedness to emergency management and planning professionals. It explains types of hazards and disasters; preparedness, hazard mitigation, and climate change adaptation; meteorological and hydrological, geological, and human-made hazards; the role of the federal, state, and local governments in disaster management, as well as the community and private sector; risk assessment and preparedness and hazard mitigation activities; and resilience. This edition has been updated to incorporate changes in federal disaster policy, recent examples and case studies, new climate science, and discussion of the present and future impacts of climate change. Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)

This book introduces the concept of hazards as part of the earth?s natural systems, in contrast to "disasters," which occur at the intersection of the built and natural environments. The authors emphasize choices made by society that either increase or diminish our level of vulnerability to the impacts of hazards and discusses the role of the emergency manager in how these choices are made and acted upon. The book defines key concepts including mitigation, preparedness, resilience, and vulnerability, and explains the role of the emergency manager in putting these principles into practice.

Edition: Revised
Number of Pages: 530
Genre: Social Science, Reference
Sub-Genre: Disasters + Disaster Relief
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Author: Anna K. Schwab & Dylan Sandler & David J. Brower
Language: English
Street Date: July 25, 2016
TCIN: 16069996
UPC: 9781466595569
Item Number (DPCI): 247-18-1507
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