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Planning for Disaster: How Natural and Man-Made Disasters Shape the Built Environment
Planning for Disaster: How Natural and Man-Made Disasters Shape the Built Environment
Disasters, throughout the ages, have shaped our built environment. The way city planners, architects, engineers and politicians plan and design cities, buildings, highways, tunnels and bridges have all been fashioned in some way by the mischievous hands of disasters. Planning for Disaster traces the impact of natural and manmade disasters on urban planning, building design and the design of large scale engineering projects such as bridges and tunnels. Planning for Disaster references recent disasters such as the Loma Prieta Earthquake (1989), the Oklahoma City Bombing (1995), the 9/11 Terrorist Attack (2001), Hurricane Katrina (2005), as well as catastrophic events from history such as the burning of Rome in AD64, the London fire of 1666, the New York fire of 1835, the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 and the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and Fire. Planning for Disaster includes approximately 25 illustrations (photographs and figures) in support of the text.
Disaster!: A Compendium of Terrorist, Natural and Man-Made Catastrophes Disaster!: A Compendium of Terrorist, Natural and Man-Made Catastrophes
Disaster!: A Compendium of Terrorist, Natural and Man-Made Catastrophes provides the reader with a chronological look into the many man-made and environmental catastrophes over the years.
Introduction to Natural and Man-Made Disasters and Their Effects on Buildings Introduction to Natural and Man-Made Disasters and Their Effects on Buildings
The Introduction to Natural and Man-Made Disasters and Their Effects on Buildings is a comprehensive guide to all types of natural and man made disasters and their effect on buildings. The book gives overall guidance and a basic technical understanding of prevention, mitigation and management of disaster, and outlines a checklist of preventive design elements for each situation. Every category is illustrated with a case study which pin points the essential information that is crucial to architects and engineers in designing buildings with disaster prevention in mind. The aim of the book is to give a clear understanding of the nature of events and problems, and to enable readers to respond with knowledge to the unique demands placed on their designs. A special emphasis is also placed on re-building as an opportunity to start again. For the specialists this is a process of constant learning and improving techniques in the light of past events.
Unmitigated Disasters: The Victims of Man-Made Catastrophes Unmitigated Disasters: The Victims of Man-Made Catastrophes
Natural disasters have killed more than two million people over the past twenty years with 98 percent of the victims coming from low-income countries. Thousands more in these countries have also been seriously affected by each disaster, often losing everything they have. Decades of development efforts are literally being swept away. It is a common perception that we cannot do much about natural disasters. Unmitigated Disasters explains that nothing could be further from the truth. While there are natural hazards beyond human control, like earthquakes and tsunamis, we can still limit them from turning into full-fledged disasters. The risk faced by people is a combination of vulnerability and hazard, and there are many ways by which vulnerability can be reduced. Particularly now as we face climate change and its consequences, Wijkman's thoughts on disaster prevention and risk reduction are more important than ever before.
   
   




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