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The Dynamics of Disaster - Susan W Kieffer

The Dynamics of Disaster

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Humans persist in building centers of civilization in places of past disasters. We believe our technology will protect us next time. Yet we rarely win these battles because we don't fully understand natural disasters. Susan W. Kieffer aims to show how the dynamics of disasters are connected by a small number of natural laws and that the most obvious process in a disaster is not always the one that causes the devastation. For instance, the transformation of solid ground into a substance like quicksand during the 2010 Haiti earthquake is what caused the destruction of Port au Prince. Kieffer argues that only by truly understanding the dynamics of disasters can we begin to institute practices to minimize their impact on our lives.

ISBN: 9781482948547
ISBN-10: 1482948540
Audience: General
Format: Audio CD
Language: English
Published: 21st October 2013
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 15.0 x 13.2  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.16