Hazard Mitigation and Preparedness: An Introductory Text for Emergency Management and Planning Professionals, Second Edition, 2nd Edition (Hardback) book cover

Hazard Mitigation and Preparedness

An Introductory Text for Emergency Management and Planning Professionals, Second Edition, 2nd Edition

By Anna K. Schwab, Dylan Sandler, David J. Brower

CRC Press

530 pages | 54 B/W Illus.

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This book introduces the concept of hazards as part of the earth’s natural systems, in contrast to "disasters," which occur at the intersection of the built and natural environments. The authors emphasize choices made by society that either increase or diminish our level of vulnerability to the impacts of hazards and discusses the role of the emergency manager in how these choices are made and acted upon. The book defines key concepts including mitigation, preparedness, resilience, and vulnerability, and explains the role of the emergency manager in putting these principles into practice.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW041000
LAW / Forensic Science
SOC040000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Disasters & Disaster Relief