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At Risk

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254.14  Lei

sau 25414 de puncte. Detalii.

Livrare in 15 zile lucratoare

Cod: BRT9780415252164

An aparitie: 2003

Autor: Piers Blaikie

Categoria: Geography

Editie: necartonata

Editura: BERTRAMS PRINT ON DEMAND

Format: 232 x 152 x 24 mm

Limba: English

Nr. pagini: 496



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The term 'natural disaster' is often used to refer to natural events such as earthquakes, hurricanes or floods. However, the phrase 'natural disaster' suggests an uncritical acceptance of a deeply engrained ideological and cultural myth. At Risk questions this myth and argues that extreme natural events are not disasters until a vulnerable group of people is exposed.


The updated new edition confronts a further ten years of ever more expensive and deadly disasters and discusses disaster not as an aberration, but as a signal failure of mainstream 'development'. Two analytical models are provided as tools for understanding vulnerability. One links remote and distant 'root causes' to 'unsafe conditions' in a 'progression of vulnerability'. The other uses the concepts of 'access' and 'livelihood' to understand why some households are more vulnerable than others.


Examining key natural events and incorporating strategies to create a safer world, this revised edition is an important resource for those involved in the fields of environment and development studies.

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