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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.
338 online resource|bcr|2rdacarrier
347 text file|bPDF|2rda
490 1 Advances in Natural and Technological Hazards Research,
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)
773 0 |tSpringer eBooks
776 08 |iPrinted edition:|z9789400761834
830 0 Advances in Natural and Technological Hazards Research,
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