At Risk: Natural Hazards, People's Vulnerability, and Disasters

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INDEX

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Aberfan, Wales:
landslide from coal waste tip (1966) 214
Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire 183
Aboriginal people, Australia 238
absentee land ownership 31 , 147 , 250 -1, 269 ;
nineteenth-century Ireland 178
Acapulco:
effect of hurricane Pauline 266
access:
idea of 103 ;
patterns 112 , 163
Access model 12 , 31 , 37 , 50 , 52 , 88 - 97 , 89,92 , 110 ;
constructive criticisms 97 -8;
developments since introduction of 95 -8;
illustrating development of famine 149 -59, 152-3,156-7,253 ;
illustrating impact of AIDS 189 , 190-2;
of Mexico City earthquake 287 -90, 288 -9;
in relation to hurricanes 252 -3;
as research framework 121 -3;
resources during normal life 98 - 112 , 99,174 -5;
time periods for components of 108 ;
transition to disaster 104-5,107 , 109 -10, 238 ;
and understanding vulnerability 110 , 222 , 276 -7
Action Plan for the Reduction of Absolute Poverty (Mozambique) 260
ActionAid 347
Afghanistan:
displaced persons due to war 45 n, 46 n, 175 ;
mines and loss of limbs 74 , 145 ;
risk from Lake Sarez, Tajikistan 213 ;
war and drought 5 , 27 , 172 ;
war as root cause of vulnerability 53 , 373
Africa:
adverse agrarian trends in sub-Saharan region 79 ;
biological hazards and vulnerability 183 -92;
cholera outbreaks 38 ;
cities 73 , 182 ;
colonial settlement of coastal areas 247 ;
debt repayment crises 76 , 345 ;
disaster reduction networks 334 ;
drought 42 n, 117 ;
epidemics in refugee camps 177 ;
famines 119 , 120 , 128 , 129 , 144 , 160 , 183 ;
FEWS developed for 161 ;
'flood-retreat' agriculture 235 ;
floods in recent years 201 ;
land clearances 81 ;
local grain storage 343 ;
magnitude of HIV-AIDS disaster 26 , 115 , 188 ;
participatory development projects 366 ;
timber industry 81 ;
vulnerability analysis of HIV-AIDS 183 , 185 -92, 326 ;
wars during last decades 5 , 183 , 188 ,
see also southern Africa;
West Africa
African Americans:
bias against in disaster relief 245 , 249 , 358 , 360
age factor 54 , 68 -9, 80 ;
in social causation of disasters 6, 7 , 36 , 268
Agenda21, 22 , 29
agriculture see farming
agro-chemicals 181 -2, 195
agro-industries 249 , 257
Ahmedabad, Gujarat 301
aid see humanitarian aid
aid agencies and organisations 31 , 131 , 279 , 354
AIDS see HIV-AIDS
Airs, Waters and Places (Hippocrates) 196
Alamgir, M. 143
Alexander, D. 50 -5, 214
Algeria: mudslide (2001) 23 , 47 n, 349
Alice Springs, Australia:
flood (1985) 238
Amazonian region:
migrants from Brazil 176 ;
rainforest 117
Ambraseys, N.N. 331

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Illustrations ix
  • Preface to the 2004 Edition xiv
  • Preface to the 1994 Edition xvi
  • Abbreviations and Acronyms xviii
  • Part I - Framework and Theory 1
  • 1 - The Challenge of Disasters and Our Approach 3
  • 2 - The Disaster Pressure and Release Model 49
  • 3 - Access to Resources and Coping in Adversity 87
  • Part II - Vulnerability and Hazard Types 125
  • 4 - Famine and Natural Hazards 127
  • 5 - Biological Hazards 167
  • 6 - Floods 201
  • 7 - Coastal Storms 243
  • 8 - Earthquakes and Volcanoes 274
  • Part III - Towards a Safer Environment 319
  • 9 - Towards a Safer Environment 321
  • Bibliography 377
  • Index 447
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