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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 Thinking in an Emergency, 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... (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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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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Three Famines
Three Famines
by Thomas Keneally
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This is the story of three terrible famines. The first is an Gorta M?r, the great hunger of Ireland, which began in 1846. The second is the deadly famine that struck Bengal in 1943. The third is the Ethiopian famine, which first sprung up in lethal form... (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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A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities That Arise in Disaster
A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities That Arise in Disaster
by Rebecca Solnit
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"The freshest, deepest, most optimistic account of human nature I've come across in years." -Bill McKibben The most startling thing about disasters, according to award-winning author Rebecca Solnit, is not merely that so many people rise to the occasion,... (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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UK Aid Policy and Practice 1974-90: An Analysis of the Poverty-Focus, Gender-Consciousness and Environmental Sensitivity of British Official Aid
UK Aid Policy and Practice 1974-90: An Analysis of the Poverty-Focus, Gender-Consciousness and Environmental Sensitivity of British Official Aid
by Christopher Charles Erswell
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This thesis provides a detailed analysis of UK Aid policy over the period 1974-90. Its focus is primarily upon the extent to which official aid was concerned with poverty alleviation. This theme permitted a comparison to be made between the records of... (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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Managing Coastal Vulnerability
Managing Coastal Vulnerability
by Loraine (edt) Mcfadden
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This book breaks down primary concepts of coastal vulnerability by providing a thorough discussion of the concept. It addresses coastal vulnerability around the world with specific examples from the Ebro Delta (Spain), the crumbling cliffs of Corton... (read more)

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Humanitarian Logistics (11 Edition)
Humanitarian Logistics (11 Edition)
by Martin Christopher
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Humanitarian Logistics examines the challenges facing those whose role it is to organize and distribute resources in difficult situations. This multi-contributor volume includes insights from some of the world's leading experts in disaster relief. It... (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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The First 72 Hours: A Community Approach to Disaster Preparedness
The First 72 Hours: A Community Approach to Disaster Preparedness
by Margaret O'leary
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"The First 72 Hours" is the seminal anthology of the perspectives of public and private sector leaders who came together after September 11, 2001 to design more disaster-resilient communities. Under the umbrella of the Suburban Emergency Management... (read more)

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Living with Hazards, Dealing with Disasters: An Introduction to Emergency Management
Living with Hazards, Dealing with Disasters: An Introduction to Emergency Management
by William L. Waugh, Jr.
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This is the first concise introduction to emergency management, the emerging profession that deals with disasters from floods and earthquakes to terrorist attacks. Twenty case studies illustrate the handling of actual disasters including the Northridge... (read more)

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Social Media, Crisis Communication, and Emergency Management: Leveraging Web 2.0 Technologies
Social Media, Crisis Communication, and Emergency Management: Leveraging Web 2.0 Technologies
by Connie M. White
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Although recent global disasters have clearly demonstrated the power of social media to communicate critical information in real-time, its true potential has yet to be unleashed. Social Media, Crisis Communication, and Emergency Management: Leveraging... (read more)

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Badass Preppers Handbook: Everything You Need to Know to Prepare Yourself for the Worst
Badass Preppers 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, others simply dont have the skills needed to successfully prepare. Thats where the Badass Preppers Handbook comes in. Covering a wide... (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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Catastrophe in the Making (09 Edition)
Catastrophe in the Making (09 Edition)
by William R. Freudenburg
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When houses are flattened, towns submerged, and people stranded without electricity or even food, we attribute the suffering to “natural disasters” or “acts of God.” But what if theyre neither? What if we, as a society, are... (read more)

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