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Author: Diane Andrews Henningfeld
Publisher: Detroit : Greenhaven Press, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, [2014]
Series: Global viewpoints.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Diane Andrews Henningfeld
ISBN: 9780737762624 0737762624 9780737764383 0737764384
OCLC Number: 809612766
Description: 258 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: Ch. 1 : Causes of disasters. Climate change may increase natural disasters worldwide / World Health Organization --
Famine in Africa is the result of a natural disaster / Alhagie Jobe --
Famine in Africa is caused by humans, not nature / Thomas Keneally --
In the United States, the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill was the result of industrial mistakes / National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling --
A British analyst examines the causes of the 9/11 disaster in the United States / Peter Bergen --
ch. 2 : Disasters, social issues, and politics. Poverty magnifies the impact of a disaster / Dan Brook --
Natural disasters and women / Lorena Aguilar --
Women survivors of the Bhopal disaster in India claim their rights / Jashodhara Dasgupta --
Natural disasters can cause political instability and conflict / Elizabeth Ferris --
Politics negatively affected Cyclone Nargis disaster relief in Myanmar / Donald M. Seekins --
Haiti's earthquake disaster is exacerbated by politics and poverty / Andrew Apter --
ch. 3 : Disaster preparedness. Better global preparedness for natural disasters would save lives / Bill McGuire, as told to Robin McKie --
Counting the cost of calamities / The Economist --
Early warning is insufficient preparation for famines in Africa / Jeeyon Janet Kim and Debarati Guhr-Sapir --
Without effective prevention, natural hazards become human-made disasters / The World Bank --
Lack of preparation for floods in Brazil leads to many deaths / Natalia Viana --
Japan was unprepared for the 2011 earthquake and tsunami / Jun Hongo --
In the United States, transportation planners were not prepared for Hurricane Katrina / Todd Litman --
ch. 4 : Disaster response and aftermath. Disease often follows natural disasters / CBC News --
The aftermath of the Japanese tsunami triggers a potential United States environmental disaster / Becky Bohrer --
Britain proposes a new way of responding to disasters / Rachel Sylvester and Alice Thomson --
The World Bank responds effectively to the Haiti earthquake / Independent Evaluation Group --
The International Monetary Fund's response endangers Haiti's recovery / Bretton Woods Project --
Rwanda cuts disaster risk at the site of a potential explosion / Xan Rice --
China effectively responds to disasters but must improve risk reduction / Zhang Qingfeng and Melissa Howell Alipalo.
Series Title: Global viewpoints.
Responsibility: Diane Andrews Henningfeld, book editor.
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