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

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Rowman & Littlefield, Jan 1, 1991 - Social Science - 345 pages
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This study presents a comparative, cross-national analysis of emergency evacuations engendered by military, natural and industrial disasters. The authors have selected 27 evacuations of cities due to actual or anticipated emergencies during the past 50 years, from the Ohio River flood of 1937 to the Chernobyl nuclear accident of 1986. The book deals with a range of places throughout the world - urban communities at various levels of socio-economic development.

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Evacuations Caused by Floods and Storms
Evacuations Related to Earthquakes and Volcanic

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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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