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Hurricane Mitigation for the Built Environment (Hardcover) (Ricardo A. Alvarez)

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As the severity and frequency of tropical cyclones increases, the subject of hurricane mitigation for coastal communities and the built environment becomes ever more important. With the aid of case studies and images of destruction caused by hurricanes, Alvarez points out where poor planning has resulted in more damage than would have occurred if planning and preparations had been more effective. But he also offers recommendations for better storm preparedness that could help limit the damage from future storms. He also includes useful information about the characteristics and capabilities of wind and water, classification and mitigation of damage, hurricane-resistant buildings, new building construction, and retrofits for older ones. Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Number of Pages: 275.0
Genre: Political Science, Social Science
Sub-Genre: Disasters + Disaster Relief, Public Policy / City Planning + Urban Development
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Author: Ricardo A. Alvarez
Language: English
Street Date: November 24, 2015
TCIN: 50375507
UPC: 9781498714983
Item Number (DPCI): 248-06-3687

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