Natural Disasters, 1st Edition

  • Lesli J. Favor
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  • ISBN-10: 1438136145
  • ISBN-13: 9781438136141
  • DDC: 904.5
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 414 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2011 | Published/Released March 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2011

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NATURAL DISASTERS examines the types of natural hazards, their costs in human lives and economic impact, and national and international responses to them. Detailed case studies examine disasters in the United States, the Sumatra-Andaman earthquake and tsunami of 2004-2005, water resource management in China, the 1984-1985 famine in Ethiopia, and the eruption of Nevado del Ruiz in Colombia in 1985. The case studies also investigate strategies that governments and private agencies have adopted to predict, manage, and survive natural disasters.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Dedication Page.
List of Maps and Tables.
List of Acronyms.
1: At Issue.
2: Introduction.
3: Focus on the United States.
4: Global Perspectives.
5: Primary Sources.
6: United States Documents.
7: International Documents.
8: Research Tools.
9: How to Research Natural Disasters.
10: Facts and Figures.
11: Key Players A to Z.
12: Organizations and Agencies.
13: Annotated Bibliography.