A Safer Future: Reducing the Impacts of Natural Disasters
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
National Academies Press, Feb 1, 1991 - Nature - 76 pages
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.