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Regions of Risk: A Geographical Introduction to Disasters

Textbook

Series: Themes in Resource Management

By: K Hewitt

389 pages, Figs, tabs, maps

Addison Wesley Longman (Pearson Education)

Paperback | Feb 1997 | #55157 | ISBN: 0582210054
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About this book

Provides a general introduction to the key concepts and existing debates within the topic of hazards - both natural and human.


Contents

*APPROACHES TO RISK AND DISASTER: Introduction: Danger and ModernityRisk and Damaging Events *The Geographicalness of Disaster *Natural Hazards *Technological Hazards *Social Hazards: Violence and the Disasters of War *Vulnerability Perspectives: The Human Ecology of Endangerment *Active Perspectives: Responses to Disaster and Adjustments to Risks *COMMUNITIES AT RISK, PLACES OF DISASTER: 'Unnatural' Disasters: The Case of Earthquake Hazards *Contexts of Risk: Mountain Land Hazards and Vulnerabilities *Risks in the City *Place Annihilation: Air War and the Vulnerability of Cities *Holocaust: Genocide and Geographical Calamity Concluding Remarks: the perspective of ideas

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