At risk : natural hazards, people's vulnerability, and disasters / Ben Wisner [and three others].

Edition
  • 2nd ed.
Published
  • Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, New York : Routledge 2014
Physical description
1 online resource (465 p.)
ISBN
  • 1-134-52860-4
  • 0-203-71477-6
  • 1-134-52861-2
Notes
  • Description based upon print version of record.
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Reproduction available: Electronic reproduction. [United Kingdom] : Informa UK Limited, Taylor & Francis Group, c2014. Available to read online or download as PDF. Description based on contents viewed 16 April 2020.
  • Description based on print version record.
Contents
  • BOOK COVER; HALF-TITLE; TITLE; COPYRIGHT; CONTENTS; ILLUSTRATIONS; FOREWORD; PREFACE TO THE 2004 EDITION; PREFACE TO THE 1994 EDITION; ABBREVIATIONS AND ACRONYMS; PART I FRAMEWORK AND THEORY; 1 THE CHALLENGE OF DISASTERS AND OUR APPROACH; 2 THE DISASTER PRESSURE AND RELEASE MODEL; 3 ACCESS TO RESOURCES AND COPING IN ADVERSITY; PART II VULNERABILITY AND HAZARD TYPES; 4 FAMINE AND NATURAL HAZARDS; 5 BIOLOGICAL HAZARDS; 6 FLOODS; 7 COASTAL STORMS; 8 EARTHQUAKES AND VOLCANOES; PART III TOWARDS A SAFER ENVIRONMENT; 9 TOWARDS A SAFER ENVIRONMENT; BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEX
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Genre
  • Bibliography
  • Electronic books.
  • Illustrated
  • text
Language
  • English

Summary

  • The term 'natural disaster' is often used to refer to natural events such as earthquakes, hurricanes or floods. However, the phrase 'natural disaster' suggests an uncritical acceptance of a deeply engrained ideological and cultural myth. At Risk questions this myth and argues that extreme natural events are not disasters until a vulnerable group of people is exposed.The updated new edition confronts a further ten years of ever more expensive and deadly disasters and discusses disaster not as an aberration, but as a signal failure of mainstream 'development'. Two analytical m

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