Interpretations of Calamity; The Risks & Hazards Series: 1. K. Hewitt.
Interpretations of Calamity; The Risks & Hazards Series: 1

Interpretations of Calamity; The Risks & Hazards Series: 1

Boston: Allen and Unwind, 1983. Paperback. Ex-library copy, with normal library markings, stamps, and labels. Firm binding; no loose pages. Cover with minor wear. 304 pages. Good. Item #3267
ISBN: 0043011616

From the back cover: "This first volume in the Risks & Hazards Series provides a provacative critique of the 'dominant view' of research into natural hazards. Throughout the world, there are now many people professionally engaged in the mitigation and control of risks & hazards, and the impact of continuing economic development (albeit faltering at present) will ensure that they are fully employed. It is important, therefore, that the contribution of scientists and scholars be subject to critical scrutiny. . . There is a wealth of material and perspectives in the book, including weather and wheat yields in the Soviet Union and Canada, an historical view of underdevelopment and hazards in Ireland, and the impact of and response to drought in southern Africa, the Shal and the Great Plains of the USA."

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