Natural Disasters and Development: In a Globalizing World

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2.1 Isohyets representing mean annual rainfall in mm over northern Africa, 1901-1996 25
2.2 Spatially aggregated annual rainfall anomalies roughly corresponding to the Sahelian zone 25
2.3 Annual global occurrences of four disaster types 31
2.4 Global drought occurrence 33
2.5 Global frequencies of all disaster types 33
2.6 Changes in the probability of extreme events with increases in mean and variance for temperature 37
5.1 Disaster cycle 76
5.2 Hydrometeorological disasters in developing countries 78
5.3 Natural disasters in developing countries 78
8.1 Financial structure of the insurance industry 128
8.2 The institutional structure of UNFCC 130
8.3 The property risk underwriting chain 130
9.1 A location and isoseismal map of the 12 October 1992 Dahshûr, Egypt earthquake 144
10.1 La Josefina 158
11.1 Overview of community-level vulnerability experiences 173
13.1 Earthquake zoning map for Turkey 199
13.2 The relationship between development and vulnerability to disasters 201
14.1 The upper reaches of the Yangtze river 215
14.2 The vicious cycle of poverty and environmental degradation, West Sichuan 221

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