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Natural disasters : raising public understanding about risk, occurence, mitigation, and preparedness

Lidstone, John, Stoltman, Joseph P. , & DeChano, Lisa. M. (2004) Natural disasters : raising public understanding about risk, occurence, mitigation, and preparedness. In Stoltman, Joseph P., Lidstone, John, & DeChano, Lisa M. (Eds.) International perspectives on natural disasters : occurrence, mitigation, and consequences. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht/Boston/ London, pp. 1-10.

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Abstract

Natural disasters, response, recovery, and mitigation are important topics for policy makers, sustainable development specialists, technical experts and teachers. The occurrences and distributions of natural disaster events and the responses and mitigation practices associated with them are presented in the book. Experts on natural disaster topics and regional experts on natural disasters provide compelling information. A rich background in natural disasters and the places where they frequently occur is presented. The chapter authors' discussions address the physical attributes of natural events and secondly, the role of education and training as mitigation strategies. This second perspective examines mitigation practices. Alternatives beyond disaster response and recovery are being practiced in many places. The role of education and training is highlighted. It is intended that the book be a welcome addition to working in natural disasters policies, education, training, and improving the public understanding of natural disasters and the mitigation of their effects.

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ID Code: 16749
Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: For more information about this book please refer to the publisher's website (see link) or contact the author.
Keywords: geographical education, disaster education, environmental education, curriculum, public education, John Lidstone
ISBN: 1402028504
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Past > Schools > School of Cultural & Language Studies in Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2004 Kluwer Academic Publishers
Deposited On: 08 Dec 2008 12:46
Last Modified: 11 Aug 2011 03:39

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