A Safer Future: Reducing the Impacts of Natural Disasters (Paperback)

by U.S. National Committee for the Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction, National Research Council, Commission on Geosciences, Environment and Resources, National Academy of Sciences, Division on Earth and Life Studies

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Initial priorities for U.S. participation in the International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction, declared by the United Nations, are contained in this volume. It focuses on seven issues: hazard and risk assessment; awareness and education; mitigation; preparedness for emergency response; recovery and reconstruction; prediction and warning; learning from disasters; and U.S. participation internationally. The committee presents its philosophy of calls for broad public and private participation to reduce the toll of disasters.

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