Acts of God, acts of man?

Pearce, Fred
May 1991
New Scientist;5/18/91, Vol. 130 Issue 1769, p20
Reports on the impact of a tidal bore blown in off the Bay of Bengal by a cyclone on poor people in Bangladesh. Estimated number of people who died in the tidal bore; Confluence between unusual exposure to the violent forces of nature and human vulnerability; Geographers' discussion of vulnerability and response to disasters at the Royal Geographical Society meeting in London, England; Bangladesh's program to build embankments along its rivers.


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