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245 00 Cities at Risk|h[electronic resource] :|bLiving with 
       Perils in the 21st Century /|cedited by Helene Joffe, 
       Tiziana Rossetto, John Adams. 
260  1 Dordrecht :|bSpringer Netherlands :|bImprint: Springer,
300    X, 186 p.|bonline resource. 
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490 1  Advances in Natural and Technological Hazards Research,
       |x1878-9897 ;|v33 
490 0  Springer eBooks.|aEarth and Environmental Science 
505 0  Preface -- Introduction - Living with Perils in the 21st 
       Century -- Risk Society and Representations of Risks: 
       Earthquakes and Beyond -- Risk Compensation in Cities at 
       Risk -- Responding to Flood Risk in the UK -- A Historical
       Overview of Social Representation of Earthquake Risk in 
       Japan: Fatalism, Social Reform, Scientific Control and 
       Collaborative Risk Management -- Facilitating 
       Community Participation in Disaster Risk Management: Risk 
       Perception and Preparedness Behaviours in Turkey -- North 
       American Cities at Risk: Household Responses to 
       Environmental Hazards -- Community Understanding of, and 
       Preparedness for, Earthquake and Tsunami Risk in 
       Wellington, New Zealand -- Perceptions of Climate 
       Variability and Coping Strategies in Informal Settlements 
       in Dhaka, Bangladesh -- Risk Perception, Public Education 
       and Disaster Risk Management -- Index. 
520    With the major growth of the world́鳠population over the 
       past century, as well as rapid urbanisation, people 
       increasingly live in crowded cities. This trend is often 
       accompanied by proliferation of poorly built housing, 
       uncontrolled use of land, occupation of unsafe 
       environments and overstretched services.  When a natural 
       hazard strikes such a city many people are vulnerable to 
       loss of life and property.  This book explores what these 
       people think and feel about the threats that they face. 
       How do they live with perils ranging from earthquakes to 
       monsoons, from floods to hurricanes, in the 21st century? 
       The authors are drawn from a large range of disciplines: 
       Psychology, Engineering, Geography, Anthropology and Urban
       Planning. They also reflect on how perils are represented 
       in multiple cultures: the United States, Japan, Turkey, 
       Bangladesh, the United Kingdom and New Zealand. The book 
       therefore not only brings to light the ways that different
       cultures represent natural hazards but also the different 
       ways in which various disciplines write about living with 
       perils in the 21st century. The book is addressed both to 
       researchers and to organizations involved with risk 
       management and risk mitigation. 
650  0 Earth sciences. 
650  0 Natural disasters. 
650  0 Geotechnical engineering. 
650  0 Regional planning. 
650  0 Urban planning. 
650  0 Social sciences. 
650 14 Earth Sciences. 
650 24 Natural Hazards. 
650 24 Earth Sciences, general. 
650 24 Landscape/Regional and Urban Planning. 
650 24 Geotechnical Engineering & Applied Earth Sciences. 
650 24 Social Sciences, general. 
700 1  Joffe, Helene.,|eeditor. 
700 1  Rossetto, Tiziana.,|eeditor. 
700 1  Adams, John.,|eeditor. 
710 2  SpringerLink (Online service) 
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