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Disasters by Design:: A Reassessment of Natural Hazards in the United States
Disasters by Design provides an alternative and sustainable way to view, study, and manage hazards in the United States that would result in disaster-resilient communities, higher environmental quality, inter- and intragenerational equity, economic sustainability, and improved quality of life. This volume provides an overview of what is known about natural hazards, disaste ...more
Hardcover, 371 pages
Published May 18th 1999 by Joseph Henry Press
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A compelling argument for rethinking disaster planning in the United States. Sadly the book is over ten years old at this point, and its age shows. Since this book was written, there have been a number of large disasters, and the book would be much stronger if it included them.