This book covers the early stages of development planning in relation to the inevitable occurrence of natural hazards and their damaging affects. Events such as earthquakes, volcanoes, and wildfires can be devastating to the developments in their proximity. This book addresses the importance of planning for both natural and anthropogenic hazards and brings into focus the technical, scientific, economic, political, and social links that should be considered in the earliest stages of development planning. The topic is considered from a financial viewpoint to help economists, lenders, and planners understand the value of initial investment against hazard impact. This prevention by initial investment can result in a better economic yield for investors and a better quality of life for people who work and service projects--thus assuring continuous productivity.
* Discusses development planning in an applied and practical way
* Written for scientists and non-scientists involved in development planning
* Considers sustainable development and emphasizes both the costs of preventing and the costs of solving problems
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Jay Siegel is Director of the Forensic and Investigative Sciences Program at Indiana University Purdue University, Indianapolis and Chair of the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology. He holds a Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from George Washington University. He worked for 3 years at the Virginia Bureau of Forensic Sciences, analyzing drugs, fire residues and trace evidence. From 1980 to 2004 he was professor of forensic chemistry and Director of the forensic science program at Michigan State University in the School of Criminal Justice. Dr. Siegel has testified over 200 times as an expert witness in 12 states, Federal Court and Military Court. He is Editor in Chief of the Encyclopedia of Forensic Sciences, author of Forensic Science: A Beginner's Guide and Fundamentals of Forensic Science and has over 30 publications in forensic science journals. Dr. Siegel was awarded the 2005 Paul Kirk Award for lifetime achievement in forensic science. In February 2009, he was named Distinguished Fellow by the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. In April 2009 he was named the Distinguished Alumni Scholar Award by his alma mater, George Washington University.Review:
"Given the growing importance of natural hazards this book is a welcome addition to the literature on hazards...this book is useful in the field of engineering and geological background to development planning..."
--INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
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Descrizione libro Academic Press, 1996. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria SONG012641940X
Descrizione libro Academic Press, 1996. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX012641940X
Descrizione libro Elsevier. Condizione libro: New. pp. 300. Codice libro della libreria 7427566