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Badass Prepper's Handbook: Everything You Need to Know to Prepare Yourself for the Worst
Badass Prepper's Handbook: Everything You Need to Know to Prepare Yourself for the Worst
by James Henry
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Disaster can strike at any time with no warning. Most people arent forward-thinking enough to prepare for the worst, and others simply dont have the skills needed to successfully prepare. Thats where Badass Preppers Handbook comes in. Covering a wide... (read more)

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Megaquake: How Japan and the World Should Respond
Megaquake: How Japan and the World Should Respond
by Tetsuo Takashima. Translated By Robert D. Eldridge.
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In March 2011 a magnitude 9 earthquake struck off the eastern coast of northern Japan, triggering a massive tsunami and damaging a nearby nuclear reactor. Nearly twenty thousand people were killed or went missing, and many areas have yet to rebuild... (read more)

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The Edge of Disaster
The Edge of Disaster
by Stephen Flynn
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Americans have been shocked in the past few years to discover how vulnerable our nation is to disaster, be it terrorist attack or act of God. But what's truly shocking, argues leading security expert Stephen Flynn, is how little we have learned from... (read more)

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Report from Ground Zero
Report from Ground Zero
by Dennis Smith
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The tragic events of September 11, 2001, forever altered the American landscape, both figuratively and literally. Immediately after the jets struck the twin towers of the World Trade Center, Dennis Smith, a former firefighter, reported to Manhattans... (read more)

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In Deep Water: The Anatomy of a Disaster, the Fate of the Gulf, and Ending Our Oil Addiction
In Deep Water: The Anatomy of a Disaster, the Fate of the Gulf, and Ending Our Oil Addiction
by Peter Lehner
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When Deepwater Horizon's well blew out on April 20, 2010, the resulting explosion claimed eleven lives. Over the next two months, an estimated 200 million gallons of crude oil spewed into the Gulf of Mexico, a haven of biodiversity and one of the world's... (read more)

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Prepper Supplies & Survival Guide: The Prepping Supplies, Gear & Food You Must Have to Survive
Prepper Supplies & Survival Guide: The Prepping Supplies, Gear & Food You Must Have to Survive
by Novato Press
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Prepper Supplies & Survival Guide outlines the essential prepper supplies and tools of survival, with: · An overview of the best strategies and prepper supplies for surviving any disaster · Detailed prepper supplies checklists for your Go-Bag and your... (read more)

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The Prepper's Workbook: Checklists, Worksheets and Home Projects to Protect Your Family from Any Disaster
The Prepper's Workbook: Checklists, Worksheets and Home Projects to Protect Your Family from Any Disaster
by Scott B. Williams
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A STEP-BY-STEP, DON'T-OVERLOOK-ANYTHING WORKBOOK OF DIY PROJECTS THAT PREPARE HOME AND FAMILY FOR ANY LIFE-THREATENING CATASTROPHE From earthquakes, tornadoes and hurricanes to floods, wildfires and even civil strife, disasters threaten your home and... (read more)

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Narrating the Storm: Sociological... (07 Edition)
Narrating the Storm: Sociological... (07 Edition)
by Hidalgo
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The editors (doctoral students in sociology at the U. of California and the U. of Southern California) present 16 papers in which the sociological storytelling methodology of Ronald J. Berger and Richard Quinney is adopted in order to connect personal... (read more)

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Confronting Catastrophe
Confronting Catastrophe
by R. W. Greene
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Greene-Staff writer for ESRI Press and former fellow of the Kiplinger Public Affairs Reporting Program at Ohio State... (read more)

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The Golden Wave: Culture and Politics After Sri Lanka's Tsunami Disaster
The 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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Civic Engagement in the Wake of Katrina (09 Edition)
Civic Engagement in the Wake of Katrina (09 Edition)
by Amy Koritz
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The pastimes referred to are even more than what has happened, and still happens, to people of African descent in our country. Our American Pastimes are the remnants of our collective American past, especially when it comes to acts of violence against... (read more)

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Perilous Place, Powerful Storms: Hurricane Protection in Coastal Louisiana
Perilous Place, Powerful Storms: Hurricane Protection in Coastal Louisiana
by Craig E. Colten
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The hurricane protection systems that failed New Orleans when Katrina roared on shore in 2005 were the product of four decades of engineering hubris, excruciating delays, and social conflict. In Perilous Place, Powerful Storms, Craig E. Colten traces the... (read more)

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The Resilience Dividend: Being Strong in a World Where Things Go Wrong
The Resilience Dividend: Being Strong in a World Where Things Go Wrong
by Judith Rodin
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Building resilience—the ability to bounce back more quickly and effectively—is an urgent social and economic issue. Our interconnected world is susceptible to sudden and dramatic shocks and stresses: a cyber-attack, a new strain of virus, a... (read more)

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Shared Risk: Complex Systems in Seismic Response
Shared Risk: Complex Systems in Seismic Response
by Louise K. Comfort
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Using analysis of 11 earthquake case studies, Comfort (U. of Pittsburgh) describes the ways that communities and organizations cope with dynamic and unpredicted events, emphasizing the concept of shared risk and the resultant self-organizing processes... (read more)

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Advances in Natural and Technological Hazards Research #30: Heavy-Tailed Distributions in Disaster Analysis
Advances in Natural and Technological Hazards Research #30: Heavy-Tailed Distributions in Disaster Analysis
by V. Pisarenko
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Mathematically, natural disasters of all types are characterized by heavy tailed distributions. The analysis of such distributions with common methods, such as averages and dispersions, can therefore lead to erroneous conclusions. The statistical methods... (read more)

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Worst-Case Scenarios
Worst-Case Scenarios
by Cass R Sunstein
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Nuclear bombs in suitcases, anthrax bacilli in ventilators, tsunamis and meteors, avian flu, scorchingly hot temperatures: nightmares that were once the plot of Hollywood movies are now frighteningly real possibilities. Sunstein explores these and other... (read more)

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A Sea in Flames: The Deepwater Horizon Oil Blowout
A Sea in Flames: The Deepwater Horizon Oil Blowout
by Carl Safina
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Carl Safina has been hailed as one of the top 100 conservations of the 20th century (Audubon Magazine) and A Sea in Flames is his blistering account of the months-long manmade disaster that tormented a region and mesmerized the nation. Traveling across... (read more)

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A Storm Too Soon: A True Story of Disaster, Survival, and an Incredible Rescue
A Storm Too Soon: A True Story of Disaster, Survival, and an Incredible Rescue
by Michael J Tougias
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Seventy-foot waves batter a torn life raft 250 miles out to sea in one of the world’s most dangerous places, the Gulf Stream. Hanging on to the raft are three men: a Canadian, a Brit, and their captain, JP de Lutz, a dual citizen of the United... (read more)

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Two Tankers Down: The Greatest Small-Boat Rescue in U.S. Coast Guard History
Two Tankers Down: The Greatest Small-Boat Rescue in U.S. Coast Guard History
by Robert Frump
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In a raging blizzard off Cape Cod in 1952, Bernie Webber and his Coast Guard crew of three volunteers rescued 30 men from the wreck of a collision between two oil tankers. Frump, a maritime journalist, tells the story of how Webber and his men won the... (read more)

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Managing Crises and Disasters with Emerging Technologies: Advancements
Managing Crises and Disasters with Emerging Technologies: Advancements
by Murray E. Jennex
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Researchers and practitioners in social sciences and other fields that deal with emergency preparedness explore how computer social media have been and could be used in crises. The technologies include Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, wikis, and blogs... (read more)

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