283 pages, Illus, tabs, figs, maps
This work reasserts the significance of the human factor in disasters, and argues that disaster mitigation is rooted in the potential humans have to understand their vulnerability and to take common action.
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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