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Community Disaster Vulnerability : Theory, Research, and Practice

Author: Michael John Zakour; David F Gillespie
Publisher: New York : Springer, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book examines how disasters affect at-risk populations, such as the poor and the elderly, beginning with factors that contribute to disaster risk. It integrates vulnerability and resiliency  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael John Zakour; David F Gillespie
ISBN: 9781461457367 146145736X
OCLC Number: 829681660
Description: vii, 175 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Disasters and the promise of disaster vulnerability theory --
2. Vulnerability theory --
3. The development perspective on vulnerability --
4. Resilience complements vulnerability --
5. Cross-Sectional design and linear statistics in vulnerability research --
6. Linear accounts of vulnerability --
7. Vulnerability described geographically --
8. Vulnerability described through networks --
9. Vulnerability explored and explained dynamically --
10. Enhancing the future of vulnerability theory.
Responsibility: Michael J. Zakour, David F. Gillespie.
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