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Minding History and World-scale Dynamics in Hazards Research: The Making of Hazardous Soils in the Gambia and Hungary

by Salvatore Engel di Mauro

Nov 1, 2012

Hazards can result from combined social and environmental processes. How- ever, it remains commonplace to treat the occurrence of hazards as if isolated from what happens in other, at times faraway places and as if history did not matter. To illustrate how world-scale interconnections and historical processes impinge on the appearance of current hazards, I discuss case studies of soil acidification from The Gambia and Hungary.