At Risk: Natural Hazards, People'S Vulnerability and Disasters download free [PDF and Ebook] by Ben Wisner

At Risk: Natural Hazards, People'S Vulnerability and Disasters download free [PDF and Ebook] by Ben Wisner year 2004
  • Book name: At Risk: Natural Hazards, People'S Vulnerability and Disasters
  • Author: Ben Wisner
  • Release date: 2004/12/6
  • Publisher: TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Technology and Engineering
  • ISBN: 9780415252164
  • Rating: 8.62 of 10
  • Votes: 860
  • Review by: Valentina Apodaca
  • Review rating: 9.94 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/11/16
  • Total pages: 496
  • Includes a PDF summary of 44 pages
  • Description or summary of the 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.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 22H52M16S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Earth Sciences, Social Impact Of Disasters, Geography Books, Natural Disasters, Human Geography, Social Impact Of Environmental Issues, Environmental Science, Engineering & Technology, Conservation Of The Environment
  • Available formats: WORD, DOCX, EPUB, PDF, TXT, LIT, AZW, DOC. Compressed in Z, ZIP, ISO, LZMA, CBC, RAR, LHA
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 58.18 USD
  • Dimensions: 159x235x25.15mm
  • Weight: 780g
  • Printed by: ROUTLEDGE
  • Published in: London, United Kingdom

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