The Emergency Evacuation of Cities: A Cross-National Historical and Geographical Study

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Rowman & Littlefield Pub Incorporated, 1991 - Political Science - 345 pages
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Selected by Choice as an Outstanding Academic Book for 1992. In this landmark study, two eminent geographers present the first comparative, cross-national analysis of emergency evacuations engendered by every sort of disaster: military, natural, and industrial. Zelinsky and Kosinski have selected 27 evacuations of cities due to actual or anticipated emergencies during the past fifty years, from the Ohio River Flood of 1937 to the Chernobyl nuclear accident in 1986.

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Contents

Introduction
1
Evacuations Caused by Floods and Storms
27
Evacuations Related to Earthquakes and Volcanic
55
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Wilbur Zelinsky is Professor Emeritus of Geography, Pennsylvania State University.

Leszek A. Kosinski is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Alberta.

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