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Bushfires : preparation, resilience and recovery

Pritchard, Francine & Gow, Kathryn M. (2008) Bushfires : preparation, resilience and recovery. In Gow, Kathryn & Paton, Douglas (Eds.) The Phoenix of Natural Disasters : Community Resilience. Nova Science Publishers, New York, pp. 209-233.

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Abstract

The emphasis in this chapter is on bushfires as a representative of hazards/disasters affecting communities/regions due to the total loss category of major bushfire events in the past decade (Blue Mountains 2001 ; Canberra 2003 ; lesser known regions in South East Queensland 2002-2005; Victoria, New South Wales, South Australia, Tasmania, 2006/2007). It is also the natural disaster that people fear the most; no-one wants to be burned to death, or perhaps worse still to be scarred for life. The need for more research to be conducted, in the area of preparation for natural disasters in general and bushfires in particular, is emphasised through the chapter.

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ID Code: 17789
Item Type: Book Chapter
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Keywords: Bushfire preparedness, Disaster management, Wildfires, Resilience, Vulnerability
ISBN: 978604561616
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100) > Social and Community Psychology (170113)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100) > Health Clinical and Counselling Psychology (170106)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Schools > School of Psychology & Counselling
Deposited On: 11 May 2009 09:41
Last Modified: 22 Apr 2010 03:08

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