This highly informative book on a CD is a "must-have" set of information. Prudent Places USA shows you the better places to live in America. Maps that outline the pros and cons of your particular location provide insight. Over 550 full color, high resolution maps are provided in the six main chapters as outlined below. 80 maps, over 6 square feet each are printable, showing details for America's 3,141 counties. You can select your own combination of priorities from the topics to better understand key information.
CHAPTER 1: NATURAL DISASTERS: The book begins by identifying where mayor natural disasters have taken place including the Billion Dollar Disaster Events From 1980-2004, Most Disaster-Prone Counties Based on Data From 1964-2005, Major Droughts, Earthquakes and Seismicly Vulnerable Areas, Flood Zones, Hail Alley, Hurricane Areas, Landslides, Lightning, Sea-Level Rise, Tornado Alley, Tsunami Regions, Hazardous Volcanoes Threat Assessment
CHAPTER 2: MANMADE DISASTERS: In this section of the book disasters from man are identified including Nuclear and Chemical Waste Sites and Routes, Terrorism Targets, Biowarfare Facilities, Known Islamic Terrorist Cells in America, Foreign Invasion Routes
CHAPTER 3: ENVIRONMENTAL BASICS: This section of the book discusses basic information about our environment, important for survival and includes Aquifers, Caves and Caverns, Counties, Dams and Reservoirs, Non-Federal Farmland, Federal and Indian Land, Vegetation Land Cover, Rainfall Amounts, River Locations, Snowfall and Sunshine Days, Average Temperatures, Major Transportation Routes, UN Biospheres, Watersheds
CHAPTER 4: ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS: It is important to know where there exists an environmental problem when considering area locations. This section of the book provides this information on Acid Rain, Air Pollution, Animal Waste Contamination, Arsenic in the Ground, Fish and Wildlife Advisories, Polluted Rivers and Lakes, Lead Contamination, Pesticide Runoff, Radon, Toxic Waste Sites (ground), Toxic Air Releases, UV Radiation, Watershed Health
CHAPTER 5: ENERGY: In this section, the sources of energy are discussed including the Power Grid Infrastructure and Sources of Energy, Solar Energy, Wind Energy, Geothermal Springs Energy, Nuclear Reactors - Present, Future and Decommissioned
CHAPTER 6: PEOPLE and PLACES: In this section, information is given on City Profiles, Housing Prices, Crime Areas, Ethnic Distribution, Where the Jobs Are, Where the People Are, Population Density, Religious Distribution
* Prudent Places USA is a CDROM that can only be played and viewed with a computer and will not work in a CD or a DVD player.