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Kates, Robert W. (Robert William) 1929-

Overview
Works: 119 works in 376 publications in 2 languages and 7,604 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: GB5014, 363.34
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Most widely held works by Robert W Kates
The environment as hazard by Ian Burton( Book )

31 editions published between 1975 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Environment as Hazard offers an understanding of how people around the world deal with dramatic fluctuations in the local natural systems of air, water, and terrain
Readings in resource management and conservation by Ian Burton( Book )

21 editions published between 1965 and 1970 in English and held by 710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perilous progress : managing the hazards of technology( Book )

10 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drought and water supply; implications of the Massachusetts experience for municipal planning by Clifford S Russell( Book )

9 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book uses the 1962-66 Massachusetts drought data as a base of information to build a planning model of water resources that is of interest to students and professionals involved with water management. Using a demand-supply ratio to measure the relative inadequacy of a given water system, the authors then project demand into the drought period and relate observed shortages to inadequacy and to the climatological severity of the drought. Information on system capacity, water shortage, and water loss has also been evaluated, and a model has been formulated for municipal system expansion. This planning model allows for optimal balancing of the cost of additional storage against expected losses from future droughts and has enabled the authors to examine the proper timing and size of additions to the storage capacity of municipal water systems. Appendices include: a Preliminary Test of the Demand Projections, Notes on Data Used in the Various Tests, Drought Adjustments by the Metropolitan District Commission, Measurement of Business Losses from Shutdown, Losses from Restrictions on Lawn-sprinkling, Correction for Investment Returns, Production Losses and Net Earning Remittals Under Various Accounting Stances, and Methods of Solution. (Bb)
Climate impact assessment : studies of the interaction of climate and society by Robert W Kates( Book )

25 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in English and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reconstruction following disaster by J. Eugene Haas( Book )

8 editions published between 1975 and 1977 in English and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The human ecology of coastal flood hazard in megalopolis by Ian Burton( Book )

14 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive research study on coastal settlement in relation to storm hazard, stimulated by the great Atlantic storm of March 6 and 7, 1962 which affected the Eastern coast of the United States from North Carolina to New Hampshire. The geographers who are the authors of this book utilized a new method of research, an attempt to measure the over-all extent of changes in shoreline use at three points in time by use of an air photo sample survey, which represented a 10 per cent coverage of the study shore of 1302 miles. Individual chapters in this well-illustrated research report cover: A Geographic Approach to Coastal Storm Hazard; The Research Method and Strategy; The Magnitude and Extent of Coast Development; Patterns of Coastal Occupance: A Typology; Human Adjustment to Coastal Flooding; The Choice of Adjustment; and The Human Use of the Shore. In the latter chapter, Federal, State, and Local Government Policy Implications are considered, including a suggested framework for zoning for tidal flood-damage reduction. (Author)
Risk assessment of environmental hazard by Robert W Kates( Book )

17 editions published between 1976 and 1981 in English and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Making the most of the least : alternative ways to development by Making the Most of the Least - Alternative Ways to Development( Book )

5 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Papers on flood problems by Gilbert F White( Book )

1 edition published in 1961 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Industrial flood losses: damage estimation in the Lehigh Valley by Robert W Kates( Book )

14 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hazard and choice perception in flood plain management by Robert W Kates( Book )

19 editions published between 1962 and 1978 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geography, resources, and environment by Gilbert F White( Book )

7 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Population growth and agricultural change in Africa( Book )

5 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected writings of Gilbert F. White by Gilbert F White( Book )

9 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Themes from the work of Gilbert F. White by Gilbert F White( Book )

6 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Managing technological hazard : research needs and opportunities : a report of three workshops( Book )

4 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The human ecology of extreme geophysical events by Ian Burton( Book )

4 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Human impact of the Managua earthquake disaster( Book )

6 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Natural hazard in human ecological perspective: hypotheses and models by Robert W Kates( Book )

6 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Geography, resources, and environment
Alternative Names
Kates, R. W.

Kates, R. W. 1929-

Kates, R. W. (Robert William)

Kates, R. W. (Robert William), 1929-

Kates, Robert 1929-

Kates, Robert W.

Kates, Robert W. 1929-

Kates, Robert W. (Robert William)

Kates, Robert William

Kates, Robert William 1929-

Robert Kates Geographer

Languages
English (219)

Chinese (3)

Covers
Geography, resources, and environmentSelected writings of Gilbert F. WhiteThemes from the work of Gilbert F. White