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Areum Joo

new york, ny, United States

Member since September 08, 2008

  • research bibliography


    Beinim, Lazar. Medical consequence of natural disasters. Berlin: Spinger, 1985. This book discusses about the problems of medical provision during the initial phase of Natural disasters and evacuation after natural disasters and also covers the outcome of public health after natural disasters.

    Burton, Ian, Robert W. Kates, and Gilbert I. White. The environment as hazard. New York oxford university press, 1978. The author of this book talks about the technique and administration to reduce the injuries caused from natural disasters. And how the building design affects the numbers of injuries during the natural disaster.

    Nott, Jonathan. Extreme Events. New York, NY: Cambridge UP, 2006. The book has basic information about causes, impacts, frequencies and history of natural disasters. Also the most important part of this book is that it deals with the future climate change and natural hazards.

    Sinha, Dilip Kumar. Natural Disaster Reduction. Anthem P, 2007. This book presents the natural disasters of South East Asia and the global and local support they received and also about the climate changes occurring in South East Asia.

    Smith, Keith. Environmental Hazards. 2nd ed. London and New York: Routledge, 1996. This book has variety of diagrams, graph and maps, for example, it contains the world map showing the location and average annual frequency of natural disasters. Also presents the risk perception and communication during natural disasters.

    Wijkman, Anders, and Lloyd Timberlake. Natural disasters, acts of god or acts of man? Earthscan, 1984. This book discusses the man- made factors of natural disasters and also the natural disasters and talks about the direction that prevents natural disasters.

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    Hi Aerum, I don't know about your project yet, so I am not able to guess, from looking at your preliminary bibliography, what your project will be. But I am curious. I imagine that, once you have gathered enough information and have become conversant in the background of disaster product design, you will begin to narrow your focus somewhat.

    I am attaching a photo of an experimental structure from buckminster fuller. this was a system of pre-manufactured panels that could snap together very quickly to provide temporary enclosure. The resulting structure was very light and strong. You may want to consider ways of reducing cost of the product you design for disaster relief by making things that are easy to move into place by air drop, and that can be assembled on the ground by people who have very little technical experience, and who may be traumatized or injured.

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