Providing Shelter and Rebuilding Communities
To Be Published December 31st 2013 by Routledge
Progress and Challenges in the Caribbean Region
Series: Environmental Hazards Series
Are we winning or losing the battle for safe environments? In 1984, leading disaster risk management professionals and researchers met in Jamaica for the Ocho Rios conference on Disaster Mitigation. In this collection, key experts reflect on the progress made in disaster risk reduction since that...
Published March 14th 2011 by Routledge
Natural Hazards, People's Vulnerability and Disasters, 2nd Edition
The term 'natural disaster' is often used to refer to natural events such as earthquakes, hurricanes or floods. However, the phrase 'natural disaster' suggests an uncritical acceptance of a deeply engrained ideological and cultural myth. At Risk questions this myth and argues that extreme natural...
Published November 12th 2003 by Routledge
Natural Hazards, People's Vulnerability and Disasters
At Risk reasserts the significance of the human factor in disasters. Establishing that the social, political and economic environment is as much a cause of disasters as the natural environment, the book argues that disaster mitigation is rooted in the potential humans have to understand their...
Published June 29th 1994 by Routledge
Perspectives for the UN IDNDR
This book contains the proceeding of the conferences on Disasters and the Small Dwelling, held at Oxford in September 1990. The 26 papers cover recent experiences of post-disaster shelter and housing provision, review what has been achieved, what needs disseminating and implementing, and assesses...
Published December 31st 1991 by Routledge