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Cleared For Disaster

Author : Michael O'Toole
ISBN : 1856355101
Genre : History
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Explores the mysteries and stories behind the most notorious air crashes in Ireland. In those rare instances when things do go seriously wrong in flight, the results are usually horrific. We in Ireland have had a number of unfortunate and, in some cases, unexplained incidents, with deadly results. Why did the survivors of a KLM flight spend hours fighting for their lives in the Shannon mudflats while they waited for help which never came from the airport just minutes away? What really downed the Aer Lingus Viscount at Tusker Rock? Was the US Globemaster which vanished off the Irish coast really carrying an atom bomb? In a painstakingly researched book, aviation writer Michael O'Toole explores the causes, traces the lives, tragedies, skill, bravery, heroism and possible human error involved in some of our mysterious air disasters.

Air Crash Investigations Tenerife Airport Disaster The World S Deadliest Plane Crash Ever

Author : Allistair Fitzgerald
ISBN : 9780557451791
Genre : History
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On Sunday, March 27, 1977 KLM Flight 4805 and PANAM Flight 1736 both approached Las Palmas Airport in the Canary Islands, when a terrorist's bomb exploded on the airport. Both flights were diverted to the neighboring island of Tenerife. After Las Palmas Airport reopened first KLM Flight 4805 was cleared for takeoff, a few minutes later PANAM 1736 was cleared. Due to a number of misunderstandings both aircraft collided on the runway of Tenerife Airport during takeoff, killing 583 people.

A Paradise Built In Hell

Author : Rebecca Solnit
ISBN : 1101459018
Genre : Social Science
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The author of Men Explain Things to Me explores the moments of altruism and generosity that arise in the aftermath of disaster Why is it that in the aftermath of a disaster? whether manmade or natural?people suddenly become altruistic, resourceful, and brave? What makes the newfound communities and purpose many find in the ruins and crises after disaster so joyous? And what does this joy reveal about ordinarily unmet social desires and possibilities? In A Paradise Built in Hell, award-winning author Rebecca Solnit explores these phenomena, looking at major calamities from the 1906 earthquake in San Francisco through the 1917 explosion that tore up Halifax, Nova Scotia, the 1985 Mexico City earthquake, 9/11, and Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. She examines how disaster throws people into a temporary utopia of changed states of mind and social possibilities, as well as looking at the cost of the widespread myths and rarer real cases of social deterioration during crisis. This is a timely and important book from an acclaimed author whose work consistently locates unseen patterns and meanings in broad cultural histories.

Disaster Response And Recovery

Author : David A. McEntire
ISBN : 9781118957585
Genre : Social Science
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Provides an overview of the various types of disasters that mayoccur, the myriad of actors that are involved in emergencymanagement, and the diverse theoretical frameworks from whichpost-disaster activities may be approached. • Includes updated chapters keeping the material freshand accessible while incorporating recent changes in policy and newresearch • Highlights lessons learned from such incidents andcatastrophes as: Hurricane Katrina, Earthquake in Haiti, Parkinglot collapse in Miami, West Texas industrial explosion, Train wreckin Spain, Aurora movie shooting, Times Square bombing, etc. • Examines typical challenges to be expected duringresponse efforts along with tools and techniques to enhance theability to protect lives, reduce property damage and minimizedisruption • Includes an instructor package which contains: Sample Syllabus, Teaching Suggestions, Test bank, and PowerPoints

Small Business Disaster Loans 1972

Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. Subcommittee on Small Business
ISBN : LOC:00100952543
Genre : Disaster relief
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Small Business Disaster Loans 1792 Hearings Before The Subcommittee On Small Business Of 92 2 On S 1649 S 3337 S 3446 July 18 And 19 1972

Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
ISBN : STANFORD:36105006284595
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Disaster Medicine

Author : Gregory R. Ciottone
ISBN : 9780323032537
Genre : Medical
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Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Gregory Ciottone, and Associate Editors, Dr. Philip D. Anderson, Dr. Erik Auf Der Heide, Dr. Robert G. Darling, Dr. Irving Jacoby, Dr. Eric Noji, and Dr. Selim Suner, recognized worldwide as authorities in the field, bring you this brand-new reference, which offers comprehensive yet succinct guidance on the preparation, assessment, and management of a full range of disasters, both natural and man-made (including terrorist attacks and the threat of biological warfare). More than 200 contributors carefully outline the basics of disaster management and provide guidance on more than 100 specific disaster situations. Part 1 offers an A to Z source for information on every aspect of disaster medicine and management. Part 2 features an exhaustive compilation of every conceivable disaster event, organized to facilitate fast reference in a real-time setting. The second part of the book also serves as a quick consult on disaster medicine. Presents a full range of coverage from the basics of disaster medicine to more advanced concepts, such as tactical EMS, hazard vulnerability analysis, impact of disaster on children, and more. Discusses identification of risks, planning of organization and equipment, and education and training. Includes individual Concepts and Events sections that provide information on the general approach to disaster medicine and practical information on specific disasters. Offers comprehensive coverage of natural disasters, accidental disasters, transportation disasters, and intentional events. Includes an exhaustive list of chapters on the conceivable chemical and biologic weapons known today. Features a practical chapter organization throughout that covers description of event, pre-incident considerations, post-incident considerations, medical treatment of casualties, unique considerations, pitfalls, case presentations, and suggested reading. Discusses the management of future events, or possible scenarios, for which there is no precedent.

Disaster Planning And Recovery Pack

Author : TechRepublic
ISBN : 1932509712
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Environmental Disaster Alert

Author : Paul Clarence Challen
ISBN : 0778715817
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Features the science behind these destructive man-made disasters and tells how societies around the world cope with such events as the Exxon Valdez oil spill, the Bhopal chemical explosion, and the Chernobyl nuclear disaster.

Disaster Story

Author : Frances P Robinson
ISBN : 9781628840193
Genre : Social Science
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"Disaster Story: Things I Learned From Hurricane Katrina" tells stories (on a very personal level) of what people had to endure following Hurricane Katrina. Unless you've experienced a disaster you cannot begin to know about emergency survival and what to expect. As a Hurricane Betsy and Katrina survivor the author shares many perspectives on the aftermath of a major disaster. When almost every "system" in a city is destroyed almost overnight, emergency preparedness teams can be completely overwhelmed and inadequate. Here is some of what you'll learn: - Why no one expects a disaster to happen to them. - What you need to know in advance to stay in touch with family even when communications are down. How to return and have housing before most people. - What to expect immediately after a man made or natural disaster and for short and long-term recovery. The mistakes of Hurricane Katrina taught valuable lessons about disaster relief. Let's learn from "Disaster Story: Things I Learned From Hurricane Katrina" and avoid unnecessary suffering in future disasters. This book can help anyone who needs it now or future victims who need to understand the complexities of disaster survival, rescue and recovery.

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