Title The human ecology of extreme geophysical events
Author Burton, Ian, 1935- ; Kates, Robert W. (Robert William), 1929- ; White, Gilbert F.
Publisher Natural Hazards Research and Applications Information Center, University of Colorado Boulder. (1968)
Abstract An overview of basic problems in natural hazards research relevant to the formulation and implementation of public policy. Topics discussed include hazard zone occupancies, the range of human adjustment to natural hazards, hazard perception, the adoption of adjustments, optimal adjustment, the limits of adjustment, generalizability of response to hazards, and a note on the roles of uncertainty, crisis, and technology in the human response to natural hazards.
Description: Working Paper #1
Subject: Disaster studies
Risk perception
Risk management
Public policy
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10590/769
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