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The result is a landmark work that will be of interest to readers across the Social Sciences and Humanities as well as Geography and Environmental Studies.

After the Tsunami: Vulnerability on a Volatile Planet
After the tsunami: Vulnerability on a volatile planet
Introduction: Facing Disaster

If we look at it from a long enough perspective, as Deleuze suggested, then all of the earth's geological features are in some kind of motion. But, equally, if we take a narrower scope, then earth processes display phases of relative stability – or, at least, predictable patterns and rhythms. Zoom in to the scale at which most of human life is lived and many of the more punctuated geomorphological events will escape daily observation or even collective memory. These are the often considerable stretches of time and space in which the earth offers its support and sustenance – the kind of grounding that Husserl talked about. Emmanuel ...

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