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The new edition of At Risk confronts a further ten years of ever more expensive and deadly disasters since it was first published and argues that extreme natural events are not disasters until a vulnerable group of people is exposed. Book Cover; Title; Contents; List of illustrations; Foreword: The Great Wave; Preface to 2004 edition; Preface to 1994 edition; List of abbreviations and acronyms; Framework and theory; The challenge of disasters and our approach; The Disaster Pressure and Release model; Access to resources and coping in adversity; Vulnerability and hazard types; Famine and natural hazards; Biological hazards; Floods; Coastal storms; Earthquakes and volcanoes; Towards a safer environment; Towards a safer environment; Bibliography; Index
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Piers Macleod Blaikie (born 29 January 1942) is a geographer and scholar of international development and natural resources, who worked until 2003 at the School of Development Studies, University of East Anglia.
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