By Susan L. Cutter

From typhoon Katrina and the south Asian tsunami to human-induced atrocities, terrorist assaults and the looming results of weather switch, the realm is assailed through either ordinary and unnatural dangers and mess ups. those disclose not just human vulnerability - relatively that of the poorest, who're least capable of reply and adapt - but in addition the profound all over the world environmental injustices that consequence from the geographical distribution of hazards, dangers and failures.

This selection of essays, from some of the most popular and skilled specialists, offers a well timed evaluation of those serious topics. providing the head decisions from Susan L. Cutter's thirty years of scholarship on risks, vulnerability and environmental justice, the quantity tackles concerns akin to nuclear and poisonous dangers, possibility evaluate, communique and making plans, and societal responses. Cutter maps out the terrain and attracts out the salient issues with a clean, strong advent written within the wake of her paintings within the aftermath of Katrina.

This crucial assortment is perfect for execs, researchers, lecturers and scholars engaged on risks, possibility, mess ups and environmental justice throughout a number disciplines.

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