New online volume “Natural Hazards and Disaster Risk Reduction Policies”

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Natural Hazards and Disaster Risk Reduction Policies (Editors: Loredana Antronico (CNR-IRPI) and Fausto Marincioni (UNIVPM)) is a volume of the Open Access and peer-reviewed series “Geographies of the Anthropocene” (Il Sileno Edizioni), ISSN 2611-3171.

The purpose of the Book is to document a number of case studies from different regions of the World pursuing disaster risk reduction through preparedness, mitigation, emergency response, and recovery activities. The volume contains 14 chapters divided into three sections: 1) disaster risk perception, 2) disaster planning and management, and 3) disaster mitigation and preparedness. The book chapters contribute to the current scientific debate on disaster ecology, exploring strategies and ability of local communities to adjust to hazard and disasters. Common thread among the different case studies is the need for Homo sapiens to define its rights and responsibilities in environmental dynamics, including extreme events and disasters. In the end, the choice of how to deal with hazard, vulnerability and disasters, highlights the ethical nature of disaster risk reduction; control of nature or adaptation to its cycles?

The Book is available at the following link »