Toxic Turmoil: Psychological and Societal Consequences of Ecological Disasters

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When an accident involves many people and when its consequences are many and serious, we speak of a disaster. Disasters have the same causal fac- tors as accidents: they differ from accidents by the gravity of consequences, not by causes. The action of a single individual may result in thousands of deaths and huge financial losses. The metal fatigue of a screw may, by a chain of events, cause an explosion killing hundreds or lead to a break in a dam and a devastating flood. The fact that minor and unpredictable acts can ...

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Toxic Turmoil: Psychological and Societal Consequences of Ecological Disasters
2012, Springer

ISBN-13: 9781461351634

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Toxic Turmoil: Psychological and Societal Consequences of Ecological Disasters
2002, Springer, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780306467844

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