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  • Cultures of Disasterby Greg Bankoff

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 45.88

    In this fascinating and comprehensive study, Greg Bankoff traces the history of natural hazards in the Philippines from the records kept by the Spanish colonisers to the 'Calamitous Nineties', and assesses the effectiveness of the relief mechanisms that have evolved to cope with these occurrences. He also examines the correlation between this history... more...

  • A History of Natural Resources in Asiaby Greg Bankoff; Peter Boomgaard

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 105.00

    Much has been written about the wealth of nations, the history of unequal distribution and zones of affluence and deprivation within and between societies. This book explores why some Asian nations are more prosperous than others through an examination of how their interaction with and utilization of resources has changed over the centuries. more...

  • Mapping Vulnerabilityby Greg Bankoff; Georg Frerks

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 39.33

    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... more...

  • Natural Hazards and Peoples in the Indian Ocean Worldby Greg Bankoff; Joseph Christensen

    Palgrave Macmillan US 2016; US$ 103.94

    Thisbook examines the dangers and the patterns of adaptation that emerge throughexposure to risk on a daily basis. By addressing the influence of environmental factors in Indian OceanWorld history, the collection reaches across the boundaries of the natural andsocial sciences, presenting case-studies that deal with a diverse range ofnatural hazards... more...

  • Post-Colonial National Identity in the Philippinesby Greg Bankoff; Kathleen Weekley

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 118.02

    This title was first published in 2002.Presenting a fresh understanding of the construction of Post-Colonial national identity in the new context of globalization, this text looks at the dilemmas of the requirement to compete in the global economy and the political demands of human rights and cultural differences. The authors are concerned with the... more...

  • Cultures and Disastersby Fred Krüger; Greg Bankoff; Terry Cannon; Benedikt Orlowski; E. Lisa F. Schipper

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 51.13

    Why did the people of the Zambesi Delta affected by severe flooding return early to their homes or even choose to not evacuate? How is the forced resettlement of small-scale farmers living along the foothills of an active volcano on the Philippines impacting on their day-to-day livelihood routines? Making sense of such questions and observations is... more...

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