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Fury of Natural Disasters Moving Stories of Struggle and Survival

Nancy Williams (Author)
Synopsis A natural disaster is the consequence of a natural hazard, such as volcanic eruption, earthquake or landslide which affect human activities. Human vulnerability, exacerbated by the lack of planning or appropriate emergency management leads to financial, environmental and human losses. The resulting loss depends on the capacity of the population to support or resist the disaster. Human history is replete with various type of natural disasters, some recent being Tsunami in Indian Ocean, Sichuan earthquake, Orissa super cyclone, and Katrina hurricane in the U.S. This book describes the characteristics and magnitude of these deadly natural disasters, along-with the damages and causality caused by them as well as their social, economic and environmental impacts. Also, it presents some moving stories of survival and rehabilitation.
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About the author

Nancy Williams

Nancy Williams has been working in the field of human functioning and strategic life planning for over fifteen years. A Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Massachusetts, she is associated with many organizations of repute across the world. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota and runs a counseling center.

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Title Fury of Natural Disasters Moving Stories of Struggle and Survival
Format Softcover
Date published: 04.01.2009
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Epitome Books
Language: English
isbn 9788190657907
length vi+234p., Tables; 23cm.