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Mitigation of Dangers from Natural and Anthropogenic Hazards

Prediction, Prevention, and Preparedness


Part of the SpringerBriefs in Environmental Science book series (BRIEFSENVIRONMENTAL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Frederic R. Siegel
    Pages 7-8
  3. Frederic R. Siegel
    Pages 9-11
  4. Frederic R. Siegel
    Pages 15-18
  5. Frederic R. Siegel
    Pages 21-30
  6. Frederic R. Siegel
    Pages 31-34
  7. Frederic R. Siegel
    Pages 61-62
  8. Frederic R. Siegel
    Pages 79-85
  9. Frederic R. Siegel
    Pages 95-99

About this book


This book advances a three-step program for mitigation of natural and anthropogenic hazards, addressing mitigation economics and funding possibilities to meet the needs of at risk countries that lack the financial resources to invest in disaster reduction programs. Within the context of mitigation, this book covers prediction-prevention-preparedness for global warming/climate change as existing and progressive processes that create or abet slow developing or rapidly occurring hazards that endanger society such as sea level rise, extreme weather events, threats to food/water security, and the spread of infectious diseases.


Natural Hazard Anthropogenic Hazard Man-made hazard Disaster Response Hazard Prediction Hazard Prevention Hazard Preparedness

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Washington UniverEmeritus at The GeorgeWASHINGTONUSA

About the authors

Frederic R. Siegel is Professor Emeritus at The George Washington University. His books Applied Geochemistry (1974), Geoquimica Aplicada (1991), Natural and Anthropogenic Hazards in Development Planning (1996), Environmental Geochemistry of Potentially Toxic Metals ((2001/2002), Demands of Expanding Populations and Development Planning (2008), and Countering 21st Century Social-Environmental Threats to Growing Global Populations reflect Dr. Siegel’s cumulative teaching and research experience in marine, exploration, and environmental geochemistry, and his work to alleviate or eliminate environmental problems related to physical, social, chemical, and economic conditions associated with planned development projects.

Bibliographic information

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It has 21 chapters … and is filled with concise detail, with lots of references given at the end of every chapter. It is current, with some references made to disasters in 2015. It is a summary of all the various types of natural and anthropogenic hazards one could possibly imagine … . This book is a worthwhile … read and I would suggest that Geohazards students do give it a whirl – you may find something new.” (Jane A. Michael, Proceedings of the Open University Geological Society, Vol. 3, 2017)