National Research Council; Division on Earth and Life Studies; Commission on Geosciences, Environment and Resources; U.S. National Committee for the Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction
Title A Safer Future: Reducing the Impacts of Natural Disasters
Book Condition Good
Publisher National Academies Press 1991
0309045460 / 9780309045469
Seller ID ALIBRIS.0015931
0309045460 Good. No dust jacket as issued. Ex-library. ~clean text, tight binding, light wear to exterior, academic library markings Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 76 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade.
Initial priorities for U.S. participation in the International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction, declared by the United Nations, are contained in this volume. It focuses on seven issues: hazard and risk assessment; awareness and education; mitigation; preparedness for emergency response; recovery and reconstruction; prediction and warning; learning from disasters; and U.S. participation internationally.
The committee presents its philosophy of calls for broad public and private participation to reduce the toll of disasters.