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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Unnatural disasters /
Author Abramovitz, Janet N.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Starke, Linda.
Publisher Worldwatch Institute,
Year Published 2001
OCLC Number 48221972
ISBN 1878071602; 9781878071606
Subjects Disasters--Environmental aspects. ; Disasters--Social aspects. ; Dšastres naturels. ; Dégradation de l'environnement. ; Prévention des catastrophes. ; Monde. ; Rampen. ; Naturkatastrophe.
Internet Access
Description Access URL
http://www.worldwatch.org/node/832
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Status
EKBD  WWI/P-158 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 02/18/2005
Collation 62 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm.
Notes
"October 2001." Includes bibliographical references (pages 51-62).
Contents Notes
The author lays out detailed recommendations for changing the way we manage disasters and ourselves. To the extent possible, people and structures should be located out of harm's way. When hazards are unavoidable, buildings should be made to withstand them. The author believes healthy ecosystems should be maintained or restored to provide natural disaster protection. Introduction -- Counting disasters -- Ecological vulnerability -- Social vulnerability -- The politics and psychology of disasters -- Fostering resilience in nature and communities.