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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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Paradise Built in Hell (09 Edition)
Paradise Built in Hell (09 Edition)
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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Emergency: This Book Will Save Your Life
Emergency: This Book Will Save Your Life
by Neil Strauss
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Terrorist attacks. Natural disasters. Domestic crackdowns. Economic collapse. Riots. Wars. Disease. Starvation. What can you do when it all hits the fan? You can learn to be self-sufficient and survive without the system. "I've started to... (read more)

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Organizational Resilience: Managing the Risks of Disruptive Events - A Practitioner S Guide
Organizational Resilience: Managing the Risks of Disruptive Events - A Practitioner S Guide
by James J. Leflar
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Providing an understanding of how to implement enterprise-wide organizational resilience management, this book explains the necessary steps for effective disaster preparedness. It identifies the principles and techniques associated with threat assessment... (read more)

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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 Thinking in an Emergency, 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... (read more)

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Displaced (12 Edition)
Displaced (12 Edition)
by Lynn Weber
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Hurricane Katrina forced the largest and most abrupt displacement in U.S. history. About 1.5 million people evacuated from the Gulf Coast preceding Katrina's landfall. New Orleans, a city of 500,000, was nearly emptied of life after the hurricane and... (read more)

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Come Hell or High Water: Hurricane Katrina and the Color of Disaster
Come Hell or High Water: Hurricane Katrina and the Color of Disaster
by Michael Eric Dyson
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Displaying the intellectual rigor, political passion, and personal empathy that have won him acclaim, Dyson offers a searing assessment of the meaning of Hurricane Katrina. He warns that society must acknowledge that Katrina was more than an engineering... (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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An epic of cutting-edge science and systemic bureaucratic failure, this book from an outspoken scientist and major figure in the Katrina disaster is a riveting narrative that brings expertise, passion, and a human viewpoint to Americas greatest natural... (read more)

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Unthinkable: Who Survives When Disaster Strikes - and Why (08 Edition)
Unthinkable: Who Survives When Disaster Strikes - and Why (08 Edition)
by Amanda Ripley
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Discover how human beings react to danger-and what makes the difference between life and death Today, nine out of ten Americans live in places at significant risk of earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, terrorism, or other disasters. Tomorrow, some of us... (read more)

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Building Resilience: Social Capital in Post-Disaster Recovery
Building Resilience: Social Capital in Post-Disaster Recovery
by Daniel P. Aldrich
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Each year, natural disasters threaten the strength and stability of communities worldwide. Yet responses to the challenges of recovery vary greatly and in ways that aren’t explained by the magnitude of the catastrophe or the amount of aid provided... (read more)

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Race, Place, and Environmental Justice After Hurricane Katrina: Struggles to Reclaim, Rebuild, and Revitalize New Orleans and the Gulf Coast
Race, Place, and Environmental Justice After Hurricane Katrina: Struggles to Reclaim, Rebuild, and Revitalize New Orleans and the Gulf Coast
by Robert Bullard
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On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina made landfall near New Orleans leaving death and destruction across the Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama Gulf Coast counties. The lethargic and inept emergency response that followed exposed institutional... (read more)

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The Political Biography of an Earthquake: Aftermath and Amnesia in Gujarat, India
The Political Biography of an Earthquake: Aftermath and Amnesia in Gujarat, India
by Edward Simpson
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For those so-minded, the aftermath of an earthquake presents opportunities to intervene. Thus, in Gujarat, following the disaster of 2001, leaders were deposed, proletariats created, religious fundamentalism incubated, the state restructured, and... (read more)

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Technology in Emergency Management
Technology in Emergency Management
by John C. Pine
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Technology plays a vital role in the effectiveness of a management plan during an emergency. Emergency Management Technology not only provides a detailed overview of the technology used, it also clearly explains how the technology is applied in the field.... (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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Leadership When the Sky Falls: Leadership Lessons from the Shuttle Columbia Disaster
Leadership When the Sky Falls: Leadership Lessons from the Shuttle Columbia Disaster
by Robert Hurst
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Why write a book about leadership in times of crisis? Because it is needed. Disaster and large-scale incidents are growing in size, scope, and intensity on the American landscape. With this growth comes the commensurate need for good leadership during... (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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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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“In many cases, the communities most ill-prepared to deal with . . . terrorism incidents,” Jason B. Moats writes in the introduction to this book, “are the rural communities that provide . . . food and crops.” Having conducted... (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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This book brings together the nation's top sociological researchers in an effort to catalogue the modern catastrophe that is Hurricane Katrina. The chapters in this volume discuss sociological perspectives of disaster literature, provide alternative... (read more)

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Sociology of Katrina : Perspectives on a Modern Catastrophe (2ND 10 Edition)
Sociology of Katrina : Perspectives on a Modern Catastrophe (2ND 10 Edition)
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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