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Emergency Response To Domestic Terrorism (09 Edition)
Emergency Response To Domestic Terrorism (09 Edition)
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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More with Less: Disasters in an Era of Diminishing Resources (International Humanitarian Affairs)
More with Less: Disasters in an Era of Diminishing Resources (International Humanitarian Affairs)
by Kevin M Cahill
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Natural and human-made disasters are increasing around the world. Hurricanes, typhoons, earthquakes, tsunamis, droughts, and resultant famine, floods, and armed conflicts are constant reminders of the frailty of our human race. Global warming may cause... (read more)

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We Shall Not Be Moved: Rebuilding Home in the Wake of Katrina
We Shall Not Be Moved: Rebuilding Home in the Wake of Katrina
by Tom Wooten
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“It was heartbreaking, but we couldn’t give up. I just said, ‘Well, I’ve got to get in and do it.’”—Phil Harris, eight-decade-long resident of Hollygrove   As floodwaters drained in the weeks following... (read more)

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A is for Armageddon: A Catalogue of Disasters That May Culminate in the End of the World as We Know It
A is for Armageddon: A Catalogue of Disasters That May Culminate in the End of the World as We Know It
by Richard Horne
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A Is for Armageddon is a stunningly illustrated, eye-openingly informative, and wickedly entertaining catalog of disasters that may possibly culminate in the end of the world as we know it. Richard Horne—author of 101 Things to Do Before You... (read more)

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2: 46: Aftershocks: Stories from the Japan Earthquake
2: 46: Aftershocks: Stories from the Japan Earthquake
by Our Man In Abiko
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In just over a week, a group of unpaid professional and citizen journalists who met on Twitter created a book to raise money for Japanese Red Cross earthquake and tsunami relief efforts. In addition to essays, artwork and photographs submitted by people... (read more)

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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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Rebuilding Urban Places After Disaster: Lessons from Hurricane Katrina
Rebuilding Urban Places After Disaster: Lessons from Hurricane Katrina
by Eugenie L. (edt) Birch
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Disasters--natural ones, such as hurricanes, floods, or earthquakes, and unnatural ones such as terrorist attacks--are part of the American experience in the twenty-first century. The challenges of preparing for these events, withstanding their impact... (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 (10 Edition)
Blowout in the Gulf (10 Edition)
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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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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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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Advances in Biological and Chemical Terrorism Countermeasures
Advances in Biological and Chemical Terrorism Countermeasures
by Ronald J. Kendall
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Biological and chemical weapons are a growing terrorist threat to the United States and other nations and countermeasures continue to evolve as a national and global priority issue. To keep up with this rapidly changing and vital field we must establish... (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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Overcoming Katrina tells the stories of 27 New Orleanians as they fought to survive Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath. Their oral histories offer first-hand experiences: three days on a roof with Navy veteran Leonard Smith; at the convention center... (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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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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