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RISK 21 -Coping with Risks due to Natural Hazards in 21st Century

Proceedings of the RISK21 Workshop, Monte Verita, Ascona, Switzerland, 28 November - 3 December 2004

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Published by Taylor & Francis .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Risk assessment,
  • Science,
  • Technology & Industrial Arts,
  • Science/Mathematics,
  • Agriculture - General,
  • Engineering - Mechanical,
  • Environmental - Water Supply,
  • Mechanical,
  • Water Supply,
  • Science / Environmental Science,
  • Environmental Science

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsWalter J. Ammann (Editor), Stefanie Dannenmann (Editor), Laurent Vulliet (Editor)
    The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages255
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL10204983M
    ISBN 100415401720
    ISBN 109780415401722

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Given the small but growing body of literature concerning gender minorities in disasters, this paper sets out to explore the place of sex and gender minorities in disasters and to examine whether a binary definition. As we enter the 21st century, we are facing new threats and risks, which may mean we will be dealing with new types of hazards and disasters.

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