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close this bookNatural Disasters - Be Prepared! (UNESCO, 1997, 50 p.)
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AUTHORS

BADAOUl ROUHBAN
is a civil engineer who is chief of UNESCO’S Unit for Disaster Reduction.

FRANK PRESS,
a distinguished American geophysicist and seismologist, is a former president of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences (1981-1993). He is a principal of the Washington Advisory Group LLC, a company of high-level consulting experts in scientific and technical matters. Notable among his published works is Understanding the Earth (1994, with Raymond Siever).

WALTER W. HAYS,
an American engineering seismologist, directs various research application activities in the Climate/Hazards team of the Geological Division of the United States Geological Survey.

MUSTAFA ERDIK,
of Turkey, is chairman of the Department of Earthquake Engineering at Kandilli Observatory and Earthquake Research Institute, BogaziUniversity (Istanbul), where he also teaches.

BARBARA CARBY,
of Jamaica, is a researcher in the Department of Geography and Geology at the University of the West Indies’ Mona Campus and a member of the Scientific and Technical Committee for the International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction.

FABRIZIO FERRUCCI,
of Italy, is professor of seismology and applied geophysics at the University of Calabria and advises the Italian government on land and space-based methods for reducing natural risks.

DEBARATI GUHA-SAPIR,
an Indian epidemiologist, is a professor in the Department of Public Health in the Faculty of Medicine of the Catholic University of Louvain (Belgium).

GERHARD BERZ,
a German geophysicist and natural-hazards expert, is a senior manager with the Munich Reinsurance Company.

FRANCE BEQUETTE
is a Franco-American journalist specializing in environmental questions.

LAURENCE GOURRET,
a French journalist and expert on Asia, recently published a book about former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto entitled Benazir, I’envers du voile (“Benazir, the Other Side of the Veil”, Deno Paris, 1997).

ODON VALLET,
of France, teaches political and religious anthropology at the Universities of Paris I and VII. His most recent publications include Les religions dans le monde (“World Religions”, Flammarion, Paris, 1995) and Js et Bouddha (“Jesus and Buddha”, Albin Michel, Paris, 1996).

FLOP ROMERO,
a Colombian writer, founded Mujer de America (“Woman of America”) magazine and is the author of many works of fiction, including La calle ajena. (“The Street of Others”).