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Natural Hazards, Unnatural Disasters: The Economics of Effective Prevention
Natural Hazards, Unnatural Disasters: The Economics of Effective Prevention
by World Bank Group
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Earthquakes, droughts, floods, and storms are natural hazards, but unnatural disasters are the deaths and damages that result from human acts of omission and commission. Every disaster is unique, but each exposes actions by individuals and governments at... (read more)

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The 1,000-Year Flood: Destruction, Loss, Rescue, and Redemption Along the Mississippi River
The 1,000-Year Flood: Destruction, Loss, Rescue, and Redemption Along the Mississippi River
by Stephen J Lyons
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An inspiring story of the epic 2008 floods — and one devastated communitys will to rebuild. Every year, flooding wreaks havoc across much of the Midwest. But the floods of 2008 were on a scale unlike anything seen in generations. From... (read more)

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Everyday Disasters: Rethinking Iconic Events in Cultural Perspective
Everyday Disasters: Rethinking Iconic Events in Cultural Perspective
by Gregory Button
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Hurricane Sandy, Hurricane Katrina, the Deepwater Horizon oil spilland#8212;major disasters galvanize much attention and scrutiny. But acclaimed disaster researcher Gregory Button argues that, for each iconic event that looms large in the public... (read more)

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Crisis Information Management: Communication and Technologies (Chandos Information Professional)
Crisis Information Management: Communication and Technologies (Chandos Information Professional)
by Christine (edt) Hagar
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This book explores the management of information in crises, particularly the interconnectedness of information, people, and technologies during crises. Natural disasters such as the Haiti earthquake, Hurricane Katrina, 9/11 and human-made crises have... (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 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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After Sandy: Advancing Strategies for Long-Term Resilience and Adaptability
After Sandy: Advancing Strategies for Long-Term Resilience and Adaptability
by Urban Land Institute (cor)
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After Sandy: Advancing Strategies for Long-Term Resilience and Adaptability offers guidance on postdisaster rebuilding and building in anticipation of future disasters in a way that helps preserve the environment, boost economic prosperity, and foster a... (read more)

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Advances in Biological and Chemical Terrorism Countermeasures
Advances in Biological and Chemical Terrorism Countermeasures
by Ronald J. Kendall
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The authors of this highly technical study are all part of the Zumwalt National Program for Countermeasures to Biological and Chemical Threats. They present conclusions on early detection of threats, countermeasures, and physical protection for safety... (read more)

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Moving Mountains : Race To Treat Global Aids (04 Edition)
Moving Mountains : Race To Treat Global Aids (04 Edition)
by Anne-christine D'adesky
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In dispatches written from around the world, Anne-christine d’Adesky reports on the greatest challenge facing us today: the global effort to provide life-saving medicines and care to 40 million people living with HIV and AIDS in resource-poor... (read more)

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X-Events: Complexity Overload and the Collapse of Everything
X-Events: Complexity Overload and the Collapse of Everything
by John Casti
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A page-turning exploration of eleven scenarios that may trigger the collapse of the modern world. A renowned systems theorist, John Casti shows how our world has become impossibly complicated, relying on ever more advanced technology that is developing... (read more)

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The Doomsday Prepping Crash Course: The Ultimate Prepper's Guide to Getting Prepared When You're on a Tight Budget
The Doomsday Prepping Crash Course: The Ultimate Prepper's Guide to Getting Prepared When You're on a Tight Budget
by Patty Hahne
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Disaster can strike at any moment. Luckily, Patty Hahne's Doomsday Prepping Crash Course can show you how to prepare your home for any emergency—including the end of the world. This simple, easy-to-follow guide will provide you with tips and... (read more)

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Imagine Coexistence: Restoring Humanity After Violent Ethnic Conflict
Imagine Coexistence: Restoring Humanity After Violent Ethnic Conflict
by Antonia Chayes
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Based on an innovative pilot program that grew from the joint initiative and conference sponsored by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Harvard University, and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, to examine the... (read more)

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The Dynamics of Disaster
The Dynamics of Disaster
by Susan W Kieffer
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In 2011, there were fourteen natural calamities that each destroyed over a billion dollars' worth of property in the United States alone. In 2012, Hurricane Sandy ravaged the East Coast and major earthquakes struck in Italy, the Philippines, Iran, and... (read more)

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Overcoming Katrina: African American Voices from the Crescent City and Beyond (Palgrave Studies in Oral History)
Overcoming Katrina: African American Voices from the Crescent City and Beyond (Palgrave Studies in Oral History)
by D'ann R. Penner
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DAnn R. Penner is an oral historian focusing on how people respond to serial displacement. Between September 2005 and August 2008, she conducted over 275 interviews of survivors displaced by Hurricane Katrina. During this time, Penner was affiliated with... (read more)

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Critical Urban Infrastructure Handbook
Critical Urban Infrastructure Handbook
by M. (edt) Hamada
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Twenty papers are arranged into four sections on planning, constructing, maintaining, and mitigating disaster damage in water supply, sewage, natural gas distribution, electric power, and telecommunication systems. Most of the chapters are written by... (read more)

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Introduction To  Emergency Management (07 Edition)
Introduction To Emergency Management (07 Edition)
by Michael K. Lindell
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Introduction to Emergency Management addresses all phases of emergency management- from the social and environmental processes that generate hazards to vulnerability analysis, hazard mitigation, emergency response, and disaster recovery. In addition... (read more)

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Displaced: Life in the Katrina Diaspora
Displaced: Life in the Katrina Diaspora
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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My Storm: Managing the Recovery of New Orleans in the Wake of Katrina (City in the Twenty-First Century)
My Storm: Managing the Recovery of New Orleans in the Wake of Katrina (City in the Twenty-First Century)
by Edward J. Blakely
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Edward J. Blakely has been called upon to help rebuild after some of the worst disasters in recent American history, from the San Francisco Bay Area's 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake to the September 11 attacks in New York. Yet none of these jobs compared to... (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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Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Autobiography, this is a brilliant writer’s account of a long, painful, ecstatic—and unreciprocated—affair with a country that has long fascinated the world. A foreign correspondent... (read more)

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*heads Up!: Early Warning Systems for C (09 Edition)
*heads Up!: Early Warning Systems for C (09 Edition)
by Glantz Michael
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The forces of nature can have damaging and deadly consequences for societies and ecosystems that stand in their path. Early warning systems offer one of the best defenses against the adverse effects of climate, water, weather and geologic hazards. But... (read more)

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Future Global Shocks: Improving Risk Governance
Future Global Shocks: Improving Risk Governance
by Oecd
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Future Global Shocks is an in-depth examination of how major disruptive events such as pandemics, financial crises, critical infrastructure failure, and civic unrest can spread through economic and social systems. Often events begin as small local events,... (read more)

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