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Model: GG0091
ISBN: 9780415252164
Authors: WISNER, BEN ET AL.
Publishers: ROUTLEDGE CHAPMAN & HALL
Price: $7,180.00JMD
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This product was added to our catalog on Monday 03 March, 2014.
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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.