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At risk : natural hazards, people's vulnerability, and disasters

Author: Piers M Blaikie
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines the significance of the human factor which is as much of a cause of disasters as the natural environment. Practical and policy conclusions are drawn with a view to disaster reduction and the promotion of safer environments.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Piers M Blaikie
ISBN: 0415084768 9780415084765 0415084776 9780415084772 9780203974575 0203974573
OCLC Number: 29182623
Description: xiv, 284 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Part I Framework and theory ; 1. The challenge of disasters and our approach ; 2. 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. Severe coastal storms ; 8. Earthquakes, volcanoes, and landslides --
Part III Action for disaster reduction ; 9. Vulnerability, relief and reconstruction ; 10. Towards a safer environment.
Responsibility: Piers Blaikie [and others].

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Many disasters are a complex mix of natural hazards and human action. "At Risk" argues that the social, political and economic environment is as much a cause of disasters as the natural environment,  Read more...

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