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Examines the significance of the human factor which is as much of a cause of disasters as the natural environment. Practical and policy conclusions are drawn with a view to disaster reduction and the promotion of safer environments.
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Overview

Examines the significance of the human factor which is as much of a cause of disasters as the natural environment. Practical and policy conclusions are drawn with a view to disaster reduction and the promotion of safer environments.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780203974575
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Publication date: 6/30/1994
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 304
  • File size: 2 MB

Table of Contents

List of figures and tables
Preface
1 The Challenge of Disasters and Our Approach 3
2 Disaster Pressure and Release Model 21
3 Access to Resources and Coping in Adversity 46
4 Famine and Natural Hazards 75
5 Biological Hazards 101
6 Floods 124
7 Severe Coastal Storms 147
8 Earthquakes, Volcanoes, and Landslides 168
9 Vulnerability, Relief, and Reconstruction 195
10 Towards a Safer Environment 218
Bibliography 240
Index 277
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