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The Earthscan Risk in Society Series.
From 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 provides a timely assessment of these critical themes. The volume tackles issues such as nuclear and toxic hazards, risk assessment, communication and planning, and societal responses. The author 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 book is ideal for professionals, researchers, academics and students working on hazards, risk, disasters and environmental justice across a range of disciplines.