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Thinking in an Emergency (Amnesty International Global Ethics)
Thinking in an Emergency (Amnesty International Global Ethics)
by Elaine Scarry
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In , Elaine Scarry lays bare the realities of "emergency" politics and emphasizes what she sees as the ultimate ethical concern: "equality of survival." She reveals how regular citizens can reclaim the power to protect one another and our democratic... (read more)

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The Disaster Profiteers: How Natural Disasters Make the Rich Richer and the Poor Even Poorer
The Disaster Profiteers: How Natural Disasters Make the Rich Richer and the Poor Even Poorer
by John C. Mutter
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Natural disasters dont matter for the reasons we think they do. They generally dont kill a huge number of people. Most years more people kill themselves than are killed by Natures tantrums. And using standard measures like Gross Domestic Product... (read more)

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Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital
Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital
by Sheri Fink
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Pulitzer Prize-winner Sheri Fink’s landmark investigation into the deaths of patients at a New Orleans hospital ravaged by Hurricane Katrina, a gripping portrayal of unfolding calamity, vital choices and the suspenseful quest for truth and justice.... (read more)

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Crisis Without End: The Medical and Ecological Consequences of the Fukushima Nuclear Catastrophe
Crisis Without End: The Medical and Ecological Consequences of the Fukushima Nuclear Catastrophe
by Helen (edt) Caldicott
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On the second anniversary of the Fukushima disaster, an international panel of leading medical and biological scientists, nuclear engineers, and policy experts assembled at the prestigious New York Academy of Medicine. A project of the Helen Caldicott... (read more)

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A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities That Arise in Disaster
A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities That Arise in Disaster
by Rebecca Solnit
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"The freshest, deepest, most optimistic account of human nature I've come across in years." -Bill McKibben The most startling thing about disasters, according to award-winning author Rebecca Solnit, is not merely that so many people rise to the occasion,... (read more)

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The Storm: What Went Wrong and Why During Hurricane Katrina--The Inside Story from One Louisiana Scientist
The Storm: What Went Wrong and Why During Hurricane Katrina--The Inside Story from One Louisiana Scientist
by Ivor Van Heerden
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Ivor van Heerden was born in Johannesburg, South Africa. He is cofounder and deputy director of the LSU Hurricane Center and director of the Center for the Study of Public Health Impacts of Hurricanes. He is also associate professor of civil and... (read more)

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A Nation Forsaken: EMP: The Escalating Threat of an American Catastrophe
A Nation Forsaken: EMP: The Escalating Threat of an American Catastrophe
by F. Michael Maloof
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There have been warnings from scientists and other experts for years that the Nation's electrical grid system and other critical infrastructures that have an almost complete dependency on electricity and electronic components are highly vulnerable to an... (read more)

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Blowout in the Gulf: The BP Oil Spill Disaster and the Future of Energy in America
Blowout in the Gulf: The BP Oil Spill Disaster and the Future of Energy in America
by William R Freudenburg
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andlt;Pandgt;On April 20, 2010, the gigantic drilling rig andlt;Iandgt; Deepwater Horizonandlt;/Iandgt; blew up in the Gulf of Mexico, killing eleven crew members and causing a massive eruption of oil from BP's Macondo well. For months, oil gushed into... (read more)

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Critical Incident Management: A Complete Response Guide, Second Edition
Critical Incident Management: A Complete Response Guide, Second Edition
by Vincent Faggiano
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Terrorism threats and increased school and workplace violence have always generated headlines, but in recent years, the response to these events has received heightened media scrutiny. Critical Incident Management: A Complete Resource Guide, Second... (read more)

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The Pocket Disaster Survival Guide: What to Do When the Lights Go Out
The Pocket Disaster Survival Guide: What to Do When the Lights Go Out
by Harris J. Andrews
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Whether it’s a hurricane bearing down on a home near the coast or a power line downed in a snowstorm near a car, are you prepared for these situations? This slim handbook will provide you with all the information you need to ensure that you, your... (read more)

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Golden Wave: Culture and Politics After Sri Lanka's Tsunami Disaster
Golden Wave: Culture and Politics After Sri Lanka's Tsunami Disaster
by Michele Ruth Gamburd
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In December 2004 the Indian Ocean tsunami devastated coastal regions of Sri Lanka. Six months later, Michele Ruth Gamburd returned to the village where she had been conducting research for many years and began collecting residents' stories of the... (read more)

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Global Catastrophes and Trends: The Next Fifty Years
Global Catastrophes and Trends: The Next Fifty Years
by Vaclav Smil
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andlt;Pandgt;Fundamental change occurs most often in one of two ways: as a andquot;fatal discontinuity,andquot; a sudden catastrophic event that is potentially world changing, or as a persistent, gradual trend. Global catastrophes include volcanic... (read more)

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Emergency: This Book Will Save Your Life
Emergency: This Book Will Save Your Life
by Neil Strauss
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“Like a George Plimpton for the 21st Century, Neil Strauss has mastered the art of the professional amateur. In Emergency, he manages to find the humor in an otherwise frightening time, with wit, wisdom and often hilarious repercussions.”... (read more)

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Humanitarian Aftershocks in Haiti
Humanitarian Aftershocks in Haiti
by Mark Schuller
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The 2010 earthquake in Haiti was one of the deadliest disasters in modern history, sparking an international aid responseandmdash;with pledges and donations of $16 billionandmdash;that was exceedingly generous. But now, five years later, that generous... (read more)

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Texas A & M University Agriculture #10: Agroterrorism: A Guide for First Responders
Texas A & M University Agriculture #10: Agroterrorism: A Guide for First Responders
by Jason Moats
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and#8220;It is a stark description of a stark topic and#8211; a and#8220;what to know and how to do itand#8221; manual for people with mud on their boots. It pulls together the reasons the subject is important, the bureaucratic information responders... (read more)

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The Sociology of Katrina: Perspectives on a Modern Catastrophe
The Sociology of Katrina: Perspectives on a Modern Catastrophe
by David L. Brunsma
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The editors (professors of sociology at the U. of Missouri at Columbia and U. of South Alabama) present 13 papers that analyze the Hurricane Katrina disaster and its aftermath through sociological lenses. Authors discuss the connections between the... (read more)

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The Sociology of Katrina: Perspectives on a Modern Catastrophe
The Sociology of Katrina: Perspectives on a Modern Catastrophe
by David Brunsma
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The second edition of The Sociology of Katrina brings together the nation's top sociological researchers in an effort to deepen our understanding of the modern catastrophe that is Hurricane Katrina. Five years after the storm, its profound impact... (read more)

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Geographies of Justice and Social Transformation #15: Silent Violence: Food, Famine, and Peasantry in Northern Nigeria
Geographies of Justice and Social Transformation #15: Silent Violence: Food, Famine, and Peasantry in Northern Nigeria
by Michael J. Watts
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Why do famines occur and how have their effects changed through time? Why are those who produce food so often the casualties of famines? Looking at the food crisis that struck the West African Sahel during the 1970s, Michael J. Watts examines the... (read more)

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Auckland Unplugged
Auckland Unplugged
by Eric Stern
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In early 1998, the city of Auckland, New Zealand suffered a critical disruption of its electricity supply that deprived the country's centers of government and business of reliable power for nearly two months. Conducted by a team of Swedish scholars... (read more)

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Hazardous Wastes, Industrial Disasters, and Environmental Health Risks: Local and Global Environmental Struggles
Hazardous Wastes, Industrial Disasters, and Environmental Health Risks: Local and Global Environmental Struggles
by Francis O. Adeola
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The sociology of hazardous waste, risk, and disasters is a relatively new discipline with an increasing volume of empirical research by scholars. Francis O. Adeola focuses this book on hazardous and toxic wastes releases, industrial toxic... (read more)

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