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Unnatural disasters

Author: Janet N Abramovitz; Linda Starke
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Worldwatch Institute, ©2001.
Series: Worldwatch paper, 158.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The author lays out detailed recommendations for changing the way we manage disasters and ourselves. To the extent possible, people and structures should be located out of harm's way. When hazards are unavoidable, buildings should be made to withstand them. The author believes healthy ecosystems should be maintained or restored to provide natural disaster protection.
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Janet N Abramovitz; Linda Starke
ISBN: 1878071602 9781878071606
OCLC Number: 48221972
Notes: "October 2001."
Description: 62 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Counting disasters --
Ecological vulnerability --
Social vulnerability --
The politics and psychology of disasters --
Fostering resilience in nature and communities.
Series Title: Worldwatch paper, 158.
Responsibility: Janet N. Abramovitz ; Linda Starke, editor.

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The author lays out detailed recommendations for changing the way we manage disasters and ourselves. To the extent possible, people and structures should be located out of harm's way. When hazards are unavoidable, buildings should be made to withstand them. The author believes healthy ecosystems should be maintained or restored to provide natural disaster protection.

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