Vulnerability, Disasters and Resilience

Author:   Graham A. Tobin (University of South Florida, USA) ,  Linda M. Whiteford (The University of South Florida, USA)
Publisher:   Taylor & Francis Ltd
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9781138088344


Publication Date:   30 June 2018
Format:   Hardback
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Natural events in one place result in disaster, while the same natural event in another place doesn't. Disasters occur swiftly, and disasters occur slowly. This book offers readers a global perspective of natural hazard principles, from physical processes and social impacts. It primarily draws on the disaster-prone nation of Ecuador as a lens through which we can better understand disasters - their origins, effects and variances - and how to prevent and respond to these destructive events. It compares and contrasts this case study with other international examples to demonstrates how differential human vulnerabilities are created by culture and values, political systems, and behavioral actions, which either mitigate or exacerbate disaster outcomes. The book explores how we can build more resilient communities and nations, particularly in the face of the cascading effects of disasters, including not only short- and long-term disaster mitigation strategies but also the economic and health impacts.

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Author:   Graham A. Tobin (University of South Florida, USA) ,  Linda M. Whiteford (The University of South Florida, USA)
Publisher:   Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint:   Routledge
ISBN:  

9781138088344


ISBN 10:   113808834
Publication Date:   30 June 2018
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
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Table of Contents

1. Setting the Scene: Vulnerability, Resilience and Sustainability 2. From Acute to Chronic Conditions - The Physical Elements 3. Finding a Level of Comfort with Risk - Evolving Perceptions of Disaster 4. Compromised Health - Physical and Mental Concerns in Chronic Disaster 5. A Cascade of Effects - Damages and Broader Economic Impacts 6. Disaster Mitigation Strategies - Short-Term Evacuation 7. Disaster Mitigation Strategies - Resettlement/Relocation and Social Networks 8. Integration - Community Resilience and Sustainability 9. Epilogue

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Graham A. Tobin, Ph.D. is Professor of Geography in the School of Geosciences at the, University of South Florida. Linda M. Whiteford, Ph.D., MPH. is medical anthropologist and Professor of Anthropology at the University of South Florida.

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