hazards and, more importantly, risk, is the first step toward
achieving the attitudinal changes needed for the population
to cope with natural and man-made phenomena. The lack of information,
or inaccurate and insufficient data, is an element that contributes
to slow and misguided reactions on the part of both decision
makers and society at large.
in mind, Dr. Roberto Arroyo, of the Autonomous University of
Guerrero, developed the book titled “Mira Cómo
Tiemblo” (See how I tremble), which represents a valuable
dissemination effort. Among its most remarkable features are
the simplicity with which it explains often complex concepts,
the pleasant illustrations by Cuban artist Ruben Iglesias that
accompany the text, the broad scope and, at the same time,
the sufficient depth with which it addresses the topics.