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The Resource The dynamics of disaster, Susan W. Kieffer

The dynamics of disaster, Susan W. Kieffer

Label
The dynamics of disaster
Title
The dynamics of disaster
Statement of responsibility
Susan W. Kieffer
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Natural disasters bedevil our planet, and each appears to be a unique event. Leading geologist Susan W. Kieffer shows how all disasters are connected. Humans persist in building centers of civilization in places of past disasters. We believe that our technology will protect us next time. Yet we rarely win these battles with the earth because we don't understand natural disasters deeply enough. Susan W. Kieffer has two goals for her unique book. The first is to show how the dynamics--the workings--of disasters are connected by a small number of natural laws. The second is to show that the most obvious process in a disaster is not always the one that causes the devastation. For instance, the transformation of apparently solid ground into a substance like quicksand during the 2010 Haiti earthquake is what caused the destruction of Port au Prince. Kieffer argues that only by truly understanding the dynamics of natural disasters can we begin to institute engineering and policy practices to minimize their impact on our lives"--Provided by publisher
Summary
A leading geologist describes how all natural disasters are connected through the dynamics of natural laws and explains how an improved understanding of these principles can inform better engineering and policy practices to minimize the impact on human lives
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10225653
Cataloging source
PSt/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kieffer, Susan W
Dewey number
363.34
Index
index present
LC call number
GB5014
LC item number
.K54 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Natural disasters
Target audience
adult
Label
The dynamics of disaster, Susan W. Kieffer
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
988644
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 315 pages
Isbn
9780393080957
Lccn
2013018412
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780393080957
Label
The dynamics of disaster, Susan W. Kieffer
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
988644
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 315 pages
Isbn
9780393080957
Lccn
2013018412
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780393080957

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