At Risk: Natural Hazards, People's Vulnerability and Disasters

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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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About the Author:

Ben Wisner is Research Fellow at the Development Studies Institute, London School of Economics, and Affiliate Researcher on the Environmental Studies Program at Oberlin College, Ohio.
Piers Blaikie is Professor of Development Studies at the University of East Anglia.
Terry Cannon is Senior Lecturer in Geography and Development Studies at the University of Greenwich.
Ian Davis is Managing Director of the Oxford Centre for Disaster Studies.

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"An excellent overview of the different human responses to natural hazards, dispelling the belief that little can be done to avoid the tragedies associated with natural hazards."
-Gareth Jones, University of Strathclyde
"Paradoxically in today's world safety coexists with risk. Chronic threats, novel risks, and dangerous trends ranging from new viruses to global warming crowd in on us. "At Risk offers a rational analysis of the disasters and hazards that concern us."
-Allen Perry, University of Wales Swansea
""At Risk has become a classic of disasters literature. Its key argument, that the analysis of disasters should not be segregated from everyday life, is an important lesson for students, researchers, and practitioners."
-Maureen Fordham, University of Northumbria

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Descripción Taylor Francis Ltd, United Kingdom, 2004. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. 2nd Revised edition. Language: English . Brand New Book. 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. Nº de ref. de la librería AA69780415252164

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