(Selected by Choice as an Outstanding Academic Book for 19...)
Selected by Choice as an Outstanding Academic Book for 1992. In this landmark study, two eminent geographers present the first comparative, cross-national analysis of emergency evacuations engendered by every sort of disaster: military, natural, and industrial. Zelinsky and Kosinski have selected 27 evacuations of cities due to actual or anticipated emergencies during the past fifty years, from the Ohio River Flood of 1937 to the Chernobyl nuclear accident in 1986.
Master of Arts in Economics, Central School Planning and Statistics, 1951. Master of Arts, in History, U. Warsaw, 1954. Doctor of Philosophy, Polish Academy Sciences, 1958, Docent, 1963.
Junior researcher Institute Town Planning and Architecture, Warsaw, Poland, 1950-1954.
Senior researcher Institute Geography, Polish Academy Sciences, 1954-1968. Professor geography U. Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, 1969-1994.
Secretary-general International Social Science Council, Paris,1994. Secretary-general, treasurer International Geography Union, 1984-1992.
Junior researcher Institute Town Planning and Architect, Warsaw, 1950—1954. Senior researcher Institute Geography Polish Academy of Sciences, 1954—1968. Professor geography University Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, 1969—1994.
Secretary-general, treasurer International Geography Union, 1984—1992, laureat d'honneur, 2008. Secretary-general International Social Science Council, Paris, 1994—2003. With Polish Underground, 1943-1944.
Fellow: Royal Society of Canada. Member: Canada Association Geographers (Service to Profession of Geography award 1994), Population Geographers of India, International Union for Science Study of Population, Italian Geography Society (correspondent), Polish Geography Society (honorary), Paris Geography Society (honorary), Russian Geography Society (honorary), Academy Raumforschung and Landesplanning (correspondent), Canada Association Slavists, Canada Population Society (president 1984-1986).
Married Maria Leokadia Bodakiewicz, April 2, 1951.