This book was written as part of the second national assessment of natural hazards research, a major five-year project funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) under Grant No. 93-12647, with supporting contributions from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the U. S.U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U. S.U.S. Forest Service, and the U. S.U.S. Geological Survey. Dennis S. Mileti of the Natural Hazards Research and Applications Information Center, University of Colorado at Boulder, was principal investigator and overall director for that project. For the second assessment, more than 100 researchers and practitioners conducted a systematic survey of what is currently known and what still remains to be learned on disaster-related topics, ranging from pre-disaster mitigation and insurance protection through post-disaster response and recovery.
Kathleen J. Tierney, Michael K. Lindell, Ronald W. Perry