Paradoxes and Perceptions - Four Essays on Disaster

In writing these four meditations my aim was to distill my experience of 33 years as a student of disasters. The tone of my writing is personal and non-specialist. I hope the reader will be stimulated, if not captivated, by the journey through various and sundry aspects of calamity, catastrophe and various forms of emergency and aftermath. As I wrote, I made no pretence of being comprehensive in my treatment of the subject, but instead I indulged in the satisfaction of writing about what I personally consider important.

Essay 1: There is Nothing More Practical than a Theoretical Approach to Disasters

Essay 2: Disasters Create Their Own Mythology 

Essay 3: Information and Perception: Living through a Revolution

Essay 4: Disasters, Resilience and the Tension of Opposites

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Author: 
Alexander D.
Publication year: 
2013

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