Natural Hazard in Human Ecological Perspective: Hypotheses and Models

  title={Natural Hazard in Human Ecological Perspective: Hypotheses and Models},
  author={Robert W. Kates},
  journal={Economic Geography},
  • R. Kates
  • Published 1 July 1971
  • Economics
  • Economic Geography
the capabilities of the system to reflect, absorb, or buffer that lead to the harmful effects, ofttimes dramatic, that characterize our image of natural hazards. But it is also the continuous process of adjustment that enables men to survive and indeed benefit from the natural world. Therefore, the burden of hazard is twofold: a continuing effort to make the human use system less vulnerable to the vagaries of nature, and specific impacts on man and his works arising from natural events that… 

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