Advances in Natural and Technological Hazards Research

Prediction and Perception of Natural Hazards

Editors: Nemec jr., Jaromir, Nigg, J.M., Siccardi, F. (Eds.)

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This collection of articles provides a unique overview of the state of the science in the prediction of and response to natural disaster events. The uniqueness of this volume is that it comprises more than just the physical science perspective.
For each natural hazard included in this text, social scientists have provided research summaries of how public perceptions are related to the actions that are likely to be undertaken when people are confronted with information about the existence of a natural hazard threat.
In this book the reader can find a truly international characterization of both hazard perception and prediction. The American and European contributors provide state-of-the-science overviews of empirically-based research knowledge that expands beyond any national boundaries. This approach has resulted in broader understanding of what is currently known about predicting natural hazard events and predicting how those events, or warnings of them, will be responded to by different types of societies.

Table of contents (25 chapters)

Table of contents (25 chapters)
  • A Non-Structural Policy for the Mitigation of Flood Effects: The Arno Project

    Pages 3-12

    Siccardi, Franco (et al.)

  • The Impact of Structural Damage Due to Hurricanes and the Prospects for Disaster Reduction

    Pages 13-21

    Davenport, A. G.

  • The Social Dimensions of Warning and the Transition from Folk Wisdom to Laymanship

    Pages 23-28

    Dombrowsky, Wolf R.

  • Natural Hazard Predictions and Responses in Very Large Cities

    Pages 29-37

    Mitchell, James K.

  • The Effect of the Uncertainties in Natural Hazard Prediction on the User Communities

    Pages 39-47

    Morchio, Renzo

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Prediction and Perception of Natural Hazards
Editors
  • Jaromir Nemec jr.
  • J.M. Nigg
  • F. Siccardi
Series Title
Advances in Natural and Technological Hazards Research
Series Volume
2
Copyright
1993
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-015-8190-5
DOI
10.1007/978-94-015-8190-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-2355-6
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-4289-7
Series ISSN
1878-9897
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 214
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