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An Assessment of Natural Hazards and Disasters in Canada

Editors: Etkin, David, Haque, C.E., Brooks, Gregory R. (Eds.)

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About this book

The problems and issues of natural hazards and disasters, both globally and in Canada, are becoming increasingly important since the costs of extreme natural events have been escalating, and significant vulnerabilities exist in Canadian society. Without thoughtful and effective mitigation, these costs and human suffering are likely to continue to increase. An assessment of knowledge, research, and practice in risk, hazards and disasters fields is a fundamental step towards the goal of prevention and mitigation.

This book on natural hazards and disasters in Canada is the first comprehensive interdisciplinary publication on this subject, and is the result of a national assessment on this topic. A variety of papers from the physical and social sciences explores both the risks associated with these hazards, and adaptive strategies that can be used to reduce those risks.

Audience: This excellent collection of papers is intended for academics, professionals and practitioners involved in hazard reduction activities who wish to obtain a better understanding of Canadian natural hazards.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
An Assessment of Natural Hazards and Disasters in Canada
Editors
  • David Etkin
  • C.E. Haque
  • Gregory R. Brooks
Copyright
2003
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-1179-5
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-6246-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 380
Additional Information
Reprinted from NATURAL HAZARDS, 28:2-3
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