Social institutional elements of disaster vulnerability by Lee Bosher

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  • Disasters -- Risk assessment -- India -- Andhra Pradesh.,
  • Natural disasters -- Social aspects -- India -- Andhra Pradesh.,
  • Cyclones -- Social aspects -- India -- Andhra Pradesh.,
  • People with social disabilities -- India -- Andhra Pradesh.,
  • Social institutions -- India -- Andhra Pradesh.,
  • Social networks -- India -- Andhra Pradesh.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [233]-257) and index.

Book details

StatementLee Bosher.
LC ClassificationsHV555.I4 B67 2007
The Physical Object
Paginationxxvi, 272 p.
Number of Pages272
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22761366M
ISBN 101933146354
ISBN 109781933146355

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