Written for the relocating citizen and the policy maker alike american hazardscapes presents a regional ecology of disaster prone or disaster resistant states it also offers thoughts on what local state and federal managers need to do to meet the challenge of reducing hazard losses in the next century. American hazardscapes examines the risks associated with living and owning property in diverse regions across the united states offering dual perspectives that of the geographer and that of the social science hazards researcher the book summarizes what we already know about regional patterns of hazard events and losses during the previous . Note citations are based on reference standards however formatting rules can vary widely between applications and fields of interest or study the specific requirements or preferences of your reviewing publisher classroom teacher institution or organization should be applied. The conquest of natural disasters which had once seemed nearly within reach was proving more difficult than expected losses from natural disasters had been doubling or tripling each decade since 1960 and the centurys steady progress in reducing deaths and injuries due to natural disasters had begun to level off. Condensed summary a comprehensive national loss inventory of natural hazards is the cornerstone for effective hazard and disaster mitigation
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