The At Issue Series offers a wide range of opinions on a single controversial subject. Each volume includes primary and secondary sources from a variety of perspectives - eyewitnesses, scientific journals, government officials, and many others. Extensive bibliographies and annotated lists of relevant organizations provide a gateway to future research.
With the growth of population and infrastructure, the world's exposure to natural hazards is inevitably increasing. Does this, combined with better access to information, account for the increase in reported natural disasters? Or is climate change responsible? Chapters explore differing perspectives on these questions, as well as the socio-economic effects of natural disasters.
"An excellent source for debates, discussions and reports, this series should be offered to young adults who are able to read, analyze, and think critically about the many points of view presented."
--VOYA, December 2010
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