Measuring Vulnerability to Natural Hazards: Towards Disaster Resilient Societies

Measuring Vulnerability to Natural Hazards: Towards Disaster Resilient Societies, ed. Birkmann, Joern (Tokyo: UNU Press, 2006).

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  • Editor Birkmann, Joern
    Title Measuring Vulnerability to Natural Hazards: Towards Disaster Resilient Societies
    Publication Date 2006
    Place of Publication Tokyo
    Publisher UNU Press
    Pages xxvi,524
    Language eng
    Abstract

    A seemingly non-stop series of disasters has shown that societies worldwide seem unprepared for the threats posed by natural hazards. The tragic impacts of these events drew short-term attention from policy makers, the media and the general public, but their response was too late to prevent serious harm. Societies need to measure their vulnerabilities in advance, and make adequate provisions. This publication presents a broad range of current approaches to measuring vulnerability and contains concrete experiences and examples from Africa, Asia, the Americas and Europe to illustrate the theoretical analyses.--Publisher's description.

    Copyright Holder UNU Press
    Copyright Year 2006
    Copyright type Creative commons
    ISBN 9789280811353
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