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At Risk

At Risk - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 978-0203428764

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ISBN13: 978-0203428764
ISBN10: 0203428765
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 2ND 04
Publisher: Vitalsource Technologies, Inc.
Published: 2004
International: No

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At Risk - 2ND 04 edition

ISBN13: 978-0203428764

Ben Wisner, Piers M. Blaikie, Terry Cannon and Ian Davis

ISBN13: 978-0203428764
ISBN10: 0203428765
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 2ND 04
Publisher: Vitalsource Technologies, Inc.

Published: 2004
International: No
Summary

Disasters continue to occur on a massive global scale. Here in the US, California alone has been beseiged by mudslides and earthquakes, while the Midwest has flooded and Florida was ravaged by Hurricane Hugo.

At Risk focuses on the underlying social causes of disasters, and suggests ways to integrate them with the natural science causes. The book examines vulnerability, which is central to an understanding of disasters and their prevention. The authors analyze access to various resources, which gives a precise measure of a community's vulnerability, and then applies the concepts laid out to various "hazards that become disasters:" famines and drought, floods, biological hazards, coastal storms, earthquakes, volcanoes and landslides. The final section draws on the findings to suggest pratical and policy solutions for a safer and less vulnerable environment.

Published in the fourth year of the International Decade of Natural Hazard Reduction, At Risk is an important contribution to the literature on disasters and development.

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