Hazards, Vulnerability and Environmental Justice
By (author) Susan L. Cutter
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Hazards, Vulnerability and Environmental Justice by Susan L. Cutter
Book DescriptionFrom Hurricane Katrina and the south Asian tsunami to human-induced atrocities, terrorist attacks and the looming effects of climate change, the world is assailed by both natural and unnatural hazards and disasters. These expose not only human vulnerability - particularly that of the poorest, who are least able to respond and adapt - but also the profound worldwide environmental injustices that result from the geographical distribution of risks, hazards and disasters. This collection of essays, from one of the most renowned and experienced experts, provides a timely assessment of these critical themes. Presenting the top selections from Susan L. Cutter's thirty years of scholarship on hazards, vulnerability and environmental justice, the volume tackles issues such as nuclear and toxic hazards, risk assessment, communication and planning, and societal responses. Cutter maps out the terrain and draws out the salient themes with a fresh, powerful introduction written in the wake of her work in the aftermath of Katrina. This essential collection is ideal for professionals, researchers, academics and students working on hazards, risk, disasters and environmental justice across a range of disciplines.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781844073115
(234mm x 156mm x 34mm)
Imprint: Earthscan Ltd
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Jun-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Susan L. Cutter
Hurricane Katrina and the Forgotten Coast of Mississippi, Hardback (April 2014)
An interdisciplinary volume on impacts of and recovery from Hurricane Katrina in southern Mississippi, for natural hazard researchers, students and policy makers.
Exploitation Conservation Preservation, Hardback (October 2003)
Integrating physical, economic, social, and political perspectives, Cutter and Renwick's Fourth Edition presents readers with a wide range of opinions and interpretations of the major natural resource issues facing the world today.
Geographical Dimensions of Terrorism, Hardback (May 2003)» View all books by Susan L. Cutter
Undertaken as part of the National Science Foundation's call for research associated with 9/11 terrorist attacks, this volume contains research addressing the immediate role and utility of geographical information and technologies in emergency management.
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Author Biography - Susan L. Cutter
Susan L. Cutter is a Carolina Distinguished Professor of Geography and Director of the Hazards Research Lab at the University of South Carolina. She was formerly President of the Association of American Geographers.
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