Curbing catastrophe : natural hazards and risk reduction in the modern world [E-Book] / Timothy H. Dixon.
Dixon, Timothy H., (author)
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2017
1 online resource (xxi, 300 pages)
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Table of Contents:
  • Machine generated contents note: Preface; 1. Black and white swans, evolution, and markets; 2. What is a natural disaster? Where do they occur, and why? Are they different from human-made disasters?; 3. If we know so much about natural disasters, why are we so vulnerable?; 4. Japanese earthquakes and nuclear power plant failures; 5. Future earthquake disasters in Seattle and Istanbul; 6. Nuclear power, coal, and tuna: the concept of relative risk; 7. Past and future coastal flooding: Galveston, New Orleans, Bangladesh, and the specter of sea level rise; 8. What's all the fuss about global warming?; 9. Solutions; References and further reading; Index; Online appendices: Appendix 1. Additional background material and exercises for students; Appendix 2. Colour figures.