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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 the tradition of The Perfect Storm, the riveting story of alegendary rescue at sea Bernie Webber was the least likely candidate to execute the greatest small-boat rescue in American history. The trouble-prone son of a Baptist minister, hed been... (read more)

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History and Hope: The International Humanitarian Reader (International Humanitarian Affairs)
History and Hope: The International Humanitarian Reader (International Humanitarian Affairs)
by Kevin M. Cahill
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The International Humanitarian Affairs Reader is a compilation of the most important chapters in the ten volume series published on this topic by Fordham University Press. Each chapter selected has been edited to delete dated material; where appropriate,... (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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Complex Emergencies
Complex Emergencies
by David Keen
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David Keen is Reader in Complex Emergencies at the London School of Economics and Political Science.... (read more)

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Disaster: Hurricane Katrina and the Failure of Homeland Security
Disaster: Hurricane Katrina and the Failure of Homeland Security
by Christopher Cooper
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“[A] tightly crafted, very readable book . . . the best in-depth contemporary analysis we are going to get.”Stephen Flynn, The Washington Post When Hurricane Katrina roared ashore on August 29, 2005, federal and state officials were not... (read more)

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Bug Out: The Complete Plan for Escaping a Catastrophic Disaster Before It's Too Late
Bug Out: The Complete Plan for Escaping a Catastrophic Disaster Before It's Too Late
by Scott Williams
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WARNING SIRENS ARE BLARING. YOU HAVE 15 MINUTES TO EVACUATE. WHAT WILL YOU DO? Cataclysmic events strike sleepy towns and major cities every year. Residents face escaping quickly or perishing in rising waters, raging fires or other life-threatening... (read more)

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Negotiating Relief: The Dialectics of Humanitarian Space
Negotiating Relief: The Dialectics of Humanitarian Space
by Michele Acuto
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While humanitarianism is unquestionably a fast-growing subject of practitioner and scholarly engagement, much discussion about it is predicated on a dangerous dichotomy between "aid givers" and "relief takers" that largely misrepresents the negotiated... (read more)

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Capitalizing on Catastrophe (08 Edition)
Capitalizing on Catastrophe (08 Edition)
by Nandini Gunewardena
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In Capitalizing on Catastrophe an international group of scholars and professionals critically examine how local communities around the world have prepared for and responded to recent cataclysms. The book's principal focus is the increasing trend to rely... (read more)

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Deadly Indifference: The Perfect (Political) Storm: Hurricane Katrina, the Bush White House, and Beyond
Deadly Indifference: The Perfect (Political) Storm: Hurricane Katrina, the Bush White House, and Beyond
by Michael D Brown
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At last, former Under Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Brown infamously praised by President George W. Bush for doing a heckuva job in the wake of Hurricane Katrina tells his side of the response to one of the greatest natural disasters to occur in... (read more)

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Reporting Disasters: Famine, Aid, Politics and the Media
Reporting Disasters: Famine, Aid, Politics and the Media
by Suzanne Franks
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The media reporting of the Ethiopian Famine in 1984-5 was an iconic news event. It is widely believed to have had an unprecedented impact, challenging perceptions of Africa and mobilising public opinion and philanthropic action in a dramatic new way. The... (read more)

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Who Gets What: Fair Compensation After Tragedy and Financial Upheaval (12 Edition)
Who Gets What: Fair Compensation After Tragedy and Financial Upheaval (12 Edition)
by Kenneth R. Feinberg
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Agent Orange, the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund, the Virginia Tech massacre, the 2008 financial crisis, and the Deep Horizon gulf oil spill: each was a disaster in its own right. What they had in common was their aftermath—each required... (read more)

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Peacekeeping & the Un Specialized Agencies
Peacekeeping & the Un Specialized Agencies
by Jim Whitman
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It is well known that the speed, impact and extent of humanitarian emergencies - many of them militarised - has broadened the compass as well as increased the number of United Nations peacekeeping missions. As 'peace support operations' and 'humanitarian... (read more)

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The Survival Manual: Learn the Skills for Coping in Any Extreme Situation
The Survival Manual: Learn the Skills for Coping in Any Extreme Situation
by Ken Griffiths
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Terrorism, crime, bizarre weather, and freak accidents: it's a dangerous world out there and people have to prepare themselves for everything. With its wide range of essential survival skills, this manual could keep you alive. From self-defense to first... (read more)

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GIS for Emergency Preparedness and Health Risk Reduction
GIS for Emergency Preparedness and Health Risk Reduction
by David J. Briggs
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Geographical Information Systems (GIS) have developed rapidly in recent years and now provide powerful tools for the capture, manipulation, integration, interrogation, modelling, analysis and visualisation of data - tools that are already used for policy... (read more)

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Industrial Innovation #27: Handbook of Emergency Response: A Human Factors and Systems Engineering Approach
Industrial Innovation #27: Handbook of Emergency Response: A Human Factors and Systems Engineering Approach
by Adedeji B. (edt) Badiru
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Despite preemptive preparations, disasters can and do occur. Whether natural disasters, catastrophic accidents, or terrorist attacks, the risk cannot be completely eliminated. A carefully prepared response is your best defense. Handbook of Emergency... (read more)

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Mapping Vulnerability: Disasters, Development and People
Mapping Vulnerability: Disasters, Development and People
by George Frerks
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The authors critically examine "vulnerability" as a concept that is vital to the way we understand the impact and magnitude of disasters. The book is a counterbalance to technocratic approaches that limit themselves to simply looking at natural phenomena.... (read more)

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Hazards, Vulnerability and Environmental Justice (Risk, Society and Policy)
Hazards, Vulnerability and Environmental Justice (Risk, Society and Policy)
by Susan L. Cutter
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From Hurricane Katrina and the south Asian tsunami to human-induced atrocities, terrorist attacks and the looming effects of climate change, the world is assailed by both natural and unnatural hazards and disasters. These expose not only human... (read more)

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Next Catastrophe (07 Edition)
Next Catastrophe (07 Edition)
by Charles Perrow
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"The Next Catastrophe is the work of the master at his formidable best--a dazzling array of learning, perspective, good sense, and, above all, command."--Kai Erikson, Yale University "A profound and vital book, The Next Catastrophe provides a devastating... (read more)

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