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Auckland Unplugged
Auckland Unplugged
by Eric Stern
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Virtually all of the socio-technical systems that maintain public order, quality of life, and commerce depend on a reliable electric supply, and critical infrastructure failures such as blackouts have profound implications for citizens and for those... (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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Emergency Relief Operations (03 Edition)
Emergency Relief Operations (03 Edition)
by Kevin M. (ed.) Cahill
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Early Warning Systems: From Surveillance to Risk Assessment to Action Ted R. Gurr and Barbara Harff Initial Response to Complex Emergencies and Natural Disasters Ed Tsui Evidence-Based Health Assessment Process in Complex Emergencies Frederick M. Burkle,... (read more)

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Katrina's Imprint (10 Edition)
Katrina's Imprint (10 Edition)
by Keith Wailoo
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One of the most relevant social problems in contemporary American life is the continuing HIV epidemic in the Black population. With vivid ethnographic detail, this book brings together scholarship on the structural dimensions of the AIDS epidemic and the... (read more)

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Long-Term Community Recovery from Natural Disasters
Long-Term Community Recovery from Natural Disasters
by Daniel J. Alesch
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Typical books on disaster response focus on rebuilding the infrastructure of a city. This unique book draws on the authors... (read more)

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Katrina: CNN Reports: State of Emergency
Katrina: CNN Reports: State of Emergency
by Ivor Van (int) Heerden
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CNN Reports: Katrina-State of Emergency provides a chronological account of the hurricane through a selection of CNN transcripts and photos documenting all facets of the disaster starting from past studies predicting such a tragedy to the path of the... (read more)

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The Risk Society Revisited: Social Theory and Risk Governance
The Risk Society Revisited: Social Theory and Risk Governance
by Eugene A. Rosa
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Risk is a part of life. How we handle uncertainty and deal with potential threats influence decision making throughout our lives. In The Risk Society Revisited, Eugene A. Rosa, Ortwin Renn, and Aaron M. McCright offer the first book to present an... (read more)

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Business Continuity and Homeland Security
Business Continuity and Homeland Security
by David H. (edt) Mcintyre
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McIntyre and Hancock (homeland security and defense, The National Graduate School for Quality Management) bring together a group of US business executives, attorneys, and academics in security and risk management, technology, public health, and... (read more)

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Homeless Lives in American Cities: Interrogating Myth and Locating Community
Homeless Lives in American Cities: Interrogating Myth and Locating Community
by Philip Webb
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Homeless Lives in American Cities: Interrogating Myth and Locating Community explores how the American discourse on homelessness arose from Victorian social and political anxieties about the impacts of immigration and urbanization on the middle class... (read more)

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Katrina's Imprint: Race and Vulnerability in America (Rutgers Studies in Race and Ethnicity)
Katrina's Imprint: Race and Vulnerability in America (Rutgers Studies in Race and Ethnicity)
by Keith Wailoo
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One of the most relevant social problems in contemporary American life is the continuing HIV epidemic in the Black population. With vivid ethnographic detail, this book brings together scholarship on the structural dimensions of the AIDS epidemic and the... (read more)

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Farewell, Fred Voodoo: A Letter from Haiti
Farewell, Fred Voodoo: A Letter from Haiti
by Amy Wilentz
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The Rainy Season, Amy Wilentz's award-winning 1989 portrait of Haiti after the fall of Jean-Claude Duvalier, was praised in the New York Times Book Review as “a remarkable account of a journalists transformation by her subject.” In her... (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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Megadisasters: The Science of Predicting the Next Catastrophe
Megadisasters: The Science of Predicting the Next Catastrophe
by Florin Diacu
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"In Megadisasters, Florin Diacu takes the reader on a gripping tour of all the forces of nature that wreak havoc on our species, forcing us all, in the end, to cherish every day that Earth does not manage to kill us."--Neil deGrasse Tyson, author of The... (read more)

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Measuring Disaster Preparedness: A Practical Guide to Indicator Development and Application
Measuring Disaster Preparedness: A Practical Guide to Indicator Development and Application
by Margaret R. O'leary
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"Measuring Disaster Preparedness" is the seminal work on using measurement to manage the disaster preparation process. Its audience is that diverse group of local leaders and public servants whom communities of various types and sizes will hold to... (read more)

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Us National Emergency Programs and Training Handbook
Us National Emergency Programs and Training Handbook
by Usa Ibp
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US National Emergency Programs and... (read more)

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Seeking Higher Ground: The Hurricane Katrina Crisis, Race, and Public Policy Reader (Critical Black Studies)
Seeking Higher Ground: The Hurricane Katrina Crisis, Race, and Public Policy Reader (Critical Black Studies)
by Manning (edt) Marable
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Hurricane Katrina of August-September 2005, one of the most destructive natural disasters in U.S. history, dramatically illustrated the continuing racial and class inequalities of America. In this powerful reader, Seeking Higher Ground, prominent... (read more)

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Food Aid After Fifty Years: Recasting Its Role
Food Aid After Fifty Years: Recasting Its Role
by Christopher B. Barrett
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The 1954 Agricultural Trade Development and Assistance Act, effectively began the modern era of food aid. Over the past fifty years the lives of hundreds of millions of people worldwide have been improved. Despite this it remains one of the most... (read more)

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Common Sense in Uncommon Times: Survival in Uncommon Times
Common Sense in Uncommon Times: Survival in Uncommon Times
by Pamela Meyer Crissey
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The world is changing, and your life has changed, wherever you live, and whether you approve or not. You are being affected. Your normal routines can now be interrupted at any time. There are no guarantees of stability or safety, so you need to be... (read more)

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Emergency Response to Domestic Terrorism: How Bureaucracies Reacted to the 1995 Oklahoma City Bombing
Emergency Response to Domestic Terrorism: How Bureaucracies Reacted to the 1995 Oklahoma City Bombing
by Alethia H. Cook
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Emergency Response to Domestic Terrorism analyzes the emergency response to the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City on April 19, 1995. Terrorism is a complex threat, and the American government is expected to deter or... (read more)

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Disaster Management Handbook
Disaster Management Handbook
by Jack Pinkowski
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Record breaking hurricane seasons, tornados, tsunamis, earthquakes, and intentional acts of mass-casualty violence, give lie to the delusion that disasters are the anomaly and not the norm. Disaster management is rooted in the fundamental belief that we... (read more)

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