Disasterology Dispatches from the frontlines of the climate crisis

Samantha Montano

Book - 2021

"In Disasterology, Dr. Montano, a disaster researcher, brings readers with her on an eye-opening journey through some of our worst disasters, helping readers make sense of what really happened from a emergency management perspective. She explains why we aren't doing enough to prevent or prepare for disasters, the critical role of media, and how our approach to recovery was not designed to serve marginalized communities. Now that climate change is contributing to the disruption of ecosy...stems and worsening disasters, Dr. Montano offers a preview of what will happen to our communities if we don't take aggressive, immediate action. In a section devoted to the COVID-19 pandemic, what is thus far our generation's most deadly disaster, she casts light on the many decisions made behind closed doors that failed to protect the public"--

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Published
Toronto, Ontario, Canada : Park Row Books [2021]
Language
English
Physical Description
380 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 319-361) and index.
ISBN
9780778311034
Main Author
Samantha Montano (author)
  • Recovery: the second disaster
  • Mitigation: preventing disaster
  • Response: the disaster
  • Damage control
  • Preparedness: anticipating disaster
  • Disaster justice.