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- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95
Published with ProVention Consortium, UNDP and UN-Habitat 'This excellent book is essential reading for those concerned with urban risk and its reduction in Africa, the most rapidly urbanizing region of the world.'Professor Jo Beall, Development Studies Institute, London School of Economics 'At last a book that recognizes the impacts of disasters on... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 40.95
'The big, era-defining questions and, at last, the subtle, tenable answers, teased out without clich? or compromise. A vital volume at a critical moment.'Dr Augustus Casely-Hayford, Director, Africa '05'This book dispels the myth of a uniformly hopeless, hungry continent. It shows just how?extraordinarily diverse Africa is?and how much it?has changed... more...
- Earthscan 2005; US$ 37.00
'The big era-defining questions and at last the subtle tenable answers teased out without cliché or compromise. A vital volume at a critical moment.' Dr Augustus Casely-Hayford Director Africa '05 'This book dispels the myth of a uniformly hopeless hungry continent. It shows just how extraordinarily diverse Africa is and... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 75.95
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 events are not disasters until a vulnerable group... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 75.95
The Handbook provides a comprehensive statement and reference point for hazard and disaster research, policy making, and practice in an international and multi-disciplinary context. It offers critical reviews and appraisals of current state of the art and future development of conceptual, theoretical and practical approaches as well as empirical... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 52.95
There is a perennial gap between theory and practice, between academia and active professionals in the field of disaster management. This gap means that valuable lessons are not learned and people die or suffer as a result. This book opens a dialogue between theory and practice. It offers vital lessons to practitioners from scholarship on natural... more...
- Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2015; US$ 199.00
In this e-book, we take a perspective from below and focus on peoples experiences of risk and disasters, as well as on peoples interpretations of risk. Key questions to the contributors are: How do people themselves view the risks that they face and/or take in their everyday lives? How do they interpret and live with risks?... more...