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About this book
About this book
Natural disasters and human-induced hazards, from chemical spills and toxic clouds to nuclear disasters, are increasingly common and are costing billions of dollars and countless lives. This invaluable collection from Susan Cutter, the leading expert on hazards, vulnerability and environmental justice in the U.S., brings together powerful and difficult-to-find literature, framed by a fresh introduction that draws out the salient themes and conclusions for our new age of anxiety. This essential collection is ideal for hazard and disaster planners, academics and students studying hazards, risk, disasters and environmental justice across a range of disciplines.
Part I: Old, New, and Familiar Hazards; Changing Landscape of Fear; Chemical Hazards; Fleeing Harm; Ecocide in Babylon; Forgotten Casualties; Part II: Vulnerability to Threats; Vulnerability to Environmental Hazards; Vulnerability of People and Places; Social Vulnerability to Hazards; Science of Vulnerability & Vulnerability of Science; Part III: Societal Responses to Threats; Responses to Hazards; Risk Cognition and the Public; En-gendered Fears; Evacuation Behaviour; Repeat Responses to Hurricane Evacuation Orders; Public Orders and Personal Opinions; Part IV: Environmental Justice; Race, Class and Environmental Justice; Issues in Environmental Justice; Geographic Scale in Monitoring Environmental Justice; Setting Environmental Justice in Space and Place; Relative Risk Indicators; Dumping in Dixie Revisited; Part V: From Theory to Practice; Preparedness and Planning for Nuclear Power Plant Accidents; Airborne Toxic Releases; Geographers and Nuclear War; Emerging Hurricane Evacuation Issues; GI Science, Disasters, and Emergency Management.
Susan L. Cutter is a Carolina Distinguished Professor of Geography, and Director of the Hazards Research Lab at the University of South Carolina. She was formerly President of the Association of American Geographers.