International Perspectives on Natural Disasters: Occurrence, Mitigation, and Consequences

  • John Lidstone
  • Lisa M. Dechano
  • Joseph P. Stoltman

Part of the Advances in Natural and Technological Hazards Research book series (NTHR, volume 21)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Walter Hays
    Pages 11-36
  3. Raymundo S. Punongbayan
    Pages 37-62
  4. Tony Gibbs
    Pages 63-86
  5. John Handmer
    Pages 87-106
  6. Steven Yool
    Pages 107-130
  7. Lisa M. Dechano
    Pages 131-146
  8. D. A. Wilhite
    Pages 147-162
  9. Hiroshi Sasaki, Shuji Yamakawa
    Pages 163-180
  10. Yang Hua Ting
    Pages 181-192
  11. George Pararas-Carayannis
    Pages 193-210
  12. Belinda Dodson
    Pages 231-245
  13. V. M. Kotlyakov
    Pages 247-262
  14. Lea Houtsonen, Arvo Peltonen
    Pages 263-280
  15. James J. Biles, Daniel Cobos
    Pages 281-302
  16. Jeremy Collymore
    Pages 303-322
  17. John Macaulay
    Pages 417-428
  18. Jacqueline Sims
    Pages 429-443
  19. John A. Cross, Yasuyo Makido
    Pages 445-456
  20. Joseph P. Stoltman, John Lidstone, Lisa M. Dechano
    Pages 457-462
  21. Back Matter
    Pages 463-480

About this book


Reports of natural disasters fill the media with regularity. Places in the world are affected by natural disaster events every day. Such events include earthquakes, cyclones, tsunamis, wildfires – the list could go on for considerable length. In the 1990s there was a concentrated focus on natural disaster information and mitigation during the International Decade for Natural Disasters Reduction (IDNDR). The information was technical and provided the basis for major initiatives in building structures designed for seismic safety, slope stability, severe storm warning systems, and global monitoring and reporting. Mitigation, or planning in the event that natural hazards prevalent in a region would suddenly become natural disasters, was a major goal of the decade-long program. During the IDNDR, this book was conceptualized, and planning for its completion began. The editors saw the need for a book that would reach a broad range of readers who were not actively or directly engaged in natural disasters relief or mitigation planning, but who were in decision-making positions that provided an open window for addressing natural disaster issues. Those people were largely elected public officials, teachers, non-governmental organization staff, and staff of faith-based organizations. Those people, for the most part, come to know very well the human and physical characteristics of the place in which they are based. With that local outreach in mind, the editors intended the book to encourage readers to: 1.


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Editors and affiliations

  • John Lidstone
    • 1
  • Lisa M. Dechano
    • 2
  • Joseph P. Stoltman
    • 3
  1. 1.Queensland University of TechnologyBrisbaneAustralia
  2. 2.Western Michigan UniversityKalamazooUSA
  3. 3.Western Michigan UniversityKalamazooUSA

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