Mapping Vulnerability: Disasters, Development, and People
Greg Bankoff, Georg Frerks, Dorothea Hilhorst
Earthscan, 2004 - Nature - 254 pages
Raging floods massive storms and cataclysmic earthquakes: every year up to 340 million people are affected by these and other disasters which cause loss of life and damage to personal property agriculture and infrastructure. So what can be done? The key to understanding the causes of disasters and mitigating their impacts is the concept of 'vulnerability'. Mapping Vulnerability analyses 'vulnerability' as a concept central to the way we understand disasters and their magnitude and impact. Written and edited by a distinguished group of disaster scholars and practitioners this book is a counterb.
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