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Risk management in a hazardous environment : a comparative study of two pastoral societies

Author: Michael Bollig
Publisher: New York : Springer, 2006.
Series: Studies in human ecology and adaptation.
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A research focus on hazards, risk perception and risk minimizing strategies is relatively new in the social and environmental sciences. This volume by a prominent scholar of East African societies is a powerful example of this growing interest. Earlier theory and research tended to describe social and economic systems in some form of equilibrium. However recent thinking in human ecology, evolutionary biology, not to  Read more...
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Bollig, Michael.
Risk management in a hazardous environment.
New York : Springer, 2006
(DLC) 2005936164
(OCoLC)63127467
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Bollig
ISBN: 9780387275826 0387275827
OCLC Number: 655778568
Description: 1 online resource (xx, 442 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Contents: Studying hazard and risk in pastoral societies --
An outline of Pokot and Himba societies: environment, political economy and cultural beliefs --
Hazards and damages --
The perception of droughts and disasters --
Coping strategies during drought and disaster --
Buffering mechanisms: minimising vulnerability --
Hazards, risk and risk minimisation in African pastoral societies.
Series Title: Studies in human ecology and adaptation.
Responsibility: Michael Bollig.
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