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Description - Cartographies of Danger by Mark S. Monmonier

The text explains how maps can tell us a lot about where we can anticipate certain hazards, but also how maps can be dangerously misleading. It considers that although it is important to predict and prepare for catastrophic natural hazards, more subtle and persistent phenomena such as pollution and crime also pose serious dangers that we have to cope with on a daily basis. Hazard-zone maps, the text explains, highlight these more insidious hazards and raise awareness about them among planners, local officials and the public. With the help of many maps illustrating examples from all corners of the United States, the text demonstrates how hazard mapping reflects not just scientific understanding of hazards but also perceptions of risk and how risk can be reduced.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780226534190
ISBN-10: 0226534197
Format: Paperback
(231mm x 155mm x mm)
Pages: 378
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 1-Oct-1998
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Mark S. Monmonier

Mark Monmonier is distinguished professor of geography at Syracuse University s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs."

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