Ripley, Amanda. 2008. The Unthinkable: Who Survives When Disaster Strikes – And Why. London: Random House.
Here’s the central conundrum addressed by this book: we flirt shamelessly with risk today, constructing city skylines in hurricane alleys and neighborhoods on top of fault lines. Largely because of where we live, disasters have become more frequent and more expensive. But as we build ever more impressive buildings and airplanes, we do less and less to build better survivors. (xvi)