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Worst Cases : Terror and Catastrophe in the Popular Imagination (05 Edition)
Worst Cases : Terror and Catastrophe in the Popular Imagination (05 Edition)
by Lee Clark
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Al Qaeda detonates a nuclear weapon in Times Square during rush hour, wiping out half of Manhattan and killing 500,000 people. A virulent strain of bird flu jumps to humans in Thailand, sweeps across Asia, and claims more than fifty million lives. A... (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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Auckland Unplugged: Coping with Critical Infrastructure Failure
Auckland Unplugged: Coping with Critical Infrastructure Failure
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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Humanitarian Challenges and Intervention (Dilemmas in World Politics)
Humanitarian Challenges and Intervention (Dilemmas in World Politics)
by Thomas George Weiss
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There are two distinct contemporary challenges to the relief of war-induced human suffering--one within the institutions that make up the international humanitarian system, the other on the ground in war zones. Varied interests, resources, and... (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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Katrina's Imprint highlights the power of this sentinel American event and its continuing reverberations in contemporary politics, culture, and public policy. Published on the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, the multidisciplinary volume reflects... (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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Everything Is Going to Kill Everybody: The Terrifyingly Real Ways the World Wants You Dead
Everything Is Going to Kill Everybody: The Terrifyingly Real Ways the World Wants You Dead
by Robert Brockway
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Just when you thought you'd accepted your own mortality... Everything Is Going to Kill Everybody is bringing panic back. Twenty illustrated, hilariously fear-inducing 
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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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To Bear Witness: A Journey of Healing and Solidarity, Updated, Revised, and Expanded Edition (International Humanitarian Affairs)
To Bear Witness: A Journey of Healing and Solidarity, Updated, Revised, and Expanded Edition (International Humanitarian Affairs)
by Kevin M Cahill M D
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For more than fifty years, Dr. Cahill has been helping to heal the world, as a leading specialist in tropical medicine and as a driving force in humanitarian assistance and relief efforts around the globe. In this revised and expanded edition, he... (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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Radioactivity in the Environment #15: Airborne Radioactive Contamination in Inhabited Areas
Radioactivity in the Environment #15: Airborne Radioactive Contamination in Inhabited Areas
by Kasper G. Andersson
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For many decades, investigations of the behaviour and implications of radioactive contamination in the environment have focused on agricultural areas and food production. This was due to the erroneous assumption that the consequences of credible... (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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Catastrophe & Culture: The Anthropology of Disaster (School of American Research Advanced Seminar Series)
Catastrophe & Culture: The Anthropology of Disaster (School of American Research Advanced Seminar Series)
by Susanna M. (edt) Hoffman
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After an introductory chapter by the editors exploring why anthropologists should study disaster, ten contributions based on work presented at a School of American Research seminar (October 1997, Santa Fe, New Mexico) explore various aspects of how... (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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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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Three Famines: Starvation and Politics
Three Famines: Starvation and Politics
by Thomas Keneally
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Through the lens of three of the most devastating food crises in modern history—the Górta Mor of British-ruled Ireland, the great famine of British-ruled Bengal in 1943, and the string of famines that plagued Ethiopia during the 1970s... (read more)

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Terrorism at Your Doorstep: Strategy and Objectives for Surviving Terrorism and Other Disasters
Terrorism at Your Doorstep: Strategy and Objectives for Surviving Terrorism and Other Disasters
by Howard H. Schack
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Terrorism at Your Doorstep is about what should be on everyone's mind-protection against terrorism. A recent Associated Press news release reported that 75 percent of Americans do not have an emergency preparedness plan. They should be afraid-very afraid,... (read more)

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