Natural Disasters
Acts of God or Acts of Man?

Wijkman, Anders; Timberlake, Lloyd
Publisher:  Earthscan
Pages:  144pp   ISBN:  0-905347-54-4
Resource Type:  Book
Cx Number:  CX19055

The authors argue that natural disasters are not so natural. Surveying the rising damage caused around the world by floods, draught, cyclones, earthquakes and tidal waves, they conclude that these events are "disaster triggers," magnified by the three major contributors to disasters in the Third World: poverty, environmental degradation, and rapid population growth. This book offers new directions and planning for a more sustainable world community.

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