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By Hugh Wiberg

On account that 1973, Storey's state knowledge announcements have provided useful, hands-on directions designed to assist readers grasp dozens of kingdom residing abilities speedy and simply. There are actually greater than one hundred seventy titles during this sequence, and their notable recognition displays the typical wish of state and town dwellers alike to domesticate own independence in daily life.

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In recent years, governmental agencies have begun to learn this lesson, generally through their own mistakes. In a few places along the Missouri and Sacramento Rivers, for example, some levees are being moved back away from the river to permit the river to spread out on its floodplain during future floods. Chapter Review Key Points Catastrophes in Nature p Many natural processes that we see are slow and gradual, but occasional sudden or dramatic events can be hazardous to humans. p Hazards are natural processes that pose a threat to people or their property.

Living with Nature p Erecting a barrier to some hazard will typically transfer the hazard to another location or to a later point in time. p Humans need to learn to live with some natural events rather than trying to control them. Key Terms catastrophe, p. 3 cyclic events, p. 4 forecast, p. 4 fractal, p. 6 insurance, p. 8 land use planning, p. 7 mitigation, p. 7 natural disaster, p. 3 natural hazard, p. 3 precursor events, p. 6 recurrence intervals, p. 5 risk, p. 8 Questions for Review 1. Why do people live in geologically dangerous areas?

This permits homeowners to walk away from their destroyed homes, and the bank cannot go after them for the remainder of the loan. However, the situation is not always clear because federal law may overrule state law. A federal agency such as the Veterans Administration, which guarantees some mortgages, may pay the bank the balance of the loan and then go after the borrower for the remainder. The Role of Government The United States and Canadian governments are involved in many aspects of natural hazards.

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