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Title: National Science Foundation: Disasters
Url: https://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/disasters/
Publisher: Community College Open Textbooks Collaborative
Description: This fine website from the National Science Foundation (NSF) addresses its subject thusly: "Whether caused by acts of nature, human errors or even malevolence, disasters are an increasingly costly threat." Released as part of their "Special Reports" series, this interactive site profiles the latest in disaster research from the NSF and the "Critical Role of Research". First-time visitors will want to start by clicking on the "Understanding Disasters" area. Here they can learn about the NSF's work on observing, modeling, identifying, studying, and analyzing various disasters. Each subarea here includes Flash videos, charts, and images which help give some visual armature to each topic. Moving on, the "NSF and 9/11" area features work done through NSF in and around Lower Manhattan and the Pentagon in the aftermath of those tragic events. The site is rounded out by the "Disaster News" area, which features profiles of their work related to California wildfires, major thunderstorms, and levee destruction.
LC Classification: Bibliography. Library science. Information resources (General) -- Subject bibliography -- Disasters
Geography. Anthropology. Recreation -- Physical geography -- Natural disasters
Social sciences -- Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology -- Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology -- Emergency management -- Relief in case of disasters
GEM Subject: Science -- Technology
Social studies -- Human relations
Key Concept: Geography -- Disaster management
Resource Type: Reference Material
Audio/Visual -- Movie/Animation
Format: Document -- HTML
Audience: Educator
Learner
Education Level: Higher Education
Higher Education -- Graduate/Professional
Higher Education -- Undergraduate (Lower Division)
Higher Education -- Technical Education (Upper Division)
Higher Education -- Technical Education (Lower Division)
Vocational/Professional Development Education
Language: English
Access Rights: Free access
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