Book review Book review Avoidable Deaths: A Systems Failure Approach to Disaster Risk Management By Nibedita S. Ray-Bennett doi 10.1007/978-3-319-66951-9; ISBN: 978-3-319-66950-2; eISBN 978-3-319-66951-9 Review DOI 10.1108/DPM-04-2018-301 The management and understanding of natural hazards, risk, vulnerability, and resilience is, arguably, more important today than ever before. Natural hazards are the killers of people and destroyers of capital. Disasters threaten development, political stability, and life quality. It is therefore vital that critical thinking on the management of natural hazards is continually dynamic and evolving, with a focus on the reduction of deaths and improvements in resilience in all its forms. It is timely that Ray-Bennett, the Author of Avoidable Deaths, targets a suggested audience of disaster risk reduction (DRR) students, academics, practitioners, and policy makers, with a concise, punchy, and intellectually robust new offering in the field. The book has been inspired, and informed, through Ray-Bennett’s varied academic and field experience in India, UK, Japan, and Bangladesh. Ray-Bennett volunteered as a Relief Worker in Odisha, Eastern India, when it was hit by its biggest disaster in recent history. This relief work followed a master’s degree in Mumbai, a PhD degree at the Warwick University, UK, and academic spells at the
Disaster Prevention and Management – Emerald Publishing
Published: Apr 3, 2018
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