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Technological adjustments to natural hazards.

Robert Stevenson Ayre

Technological adjustments to natural hazards.

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Published by Institute of Behavioral Science, University of Colorado in [Boulder (Col.)] .
Written in English


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SeriesProgram on technology, environment and man: Monograph -- NSF-RA-E-75-020
ContributionsUniversity of Colorado. Institute of Behavioral Science.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18783889M

The book draws upon a wide variety of case studies involving natural and technological hazards and social violence. It places emphasis upon the predictions of, and vulnerability to, disaster and links between, risk, land resource use, technological and social organization, and economic development. Geographical Congress on human adjustments to natural hazards; this volume is, to all intents and purposes, the product of that meeting. A companion volume (Burton et al., ) summarizing regional, national, and international policies for dealing with hazards is the other major product of this collaborative research program.


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Research Applied to National Needs Program.]. R.J. Burby, in International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences, 1 The Problem. World-wide, the risks from natural and related technological hazards has been increasing at an accelerating pace.

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In the evolution of comparative case study in the human–environment realm, one salient mode of analysis focused on human response to natural hazards. Natural hazards research sought commonalties, first, in human response to floods, followed by attention to other natural hazards, to the hazardousness of places, and eventually to technological.

The distress and disruption caused by extreme natural events has stimulated considerable interest in understanding and improving the decision-making processes that determine a manager's adjustment to natural hazards. Technological solutions to the problem of coping with hazards have typically been justified by a computation of benefits and.

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The United States and many other countries throughout the world are vulnerable to a wide variety of natural, technological, and willful hazards and this nation, while local decision makers and other stakeholders have the final responsibility for coping with disaster threats, federal agencies have developed science-based activities, including research and applications programs that.

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Recent catastrophic events—inthe earthquake at the borders of Pakistan, India, and Afghanistan as well as Hurricane Katrina along the United States Gulf Coast; inthe Indian Ocean tsunami, and inthe terrorist attacks on New York City and Washington, D.C.—are stark reminders of the global importance and implications of natural, technological, and willful disasters.

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