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The Human Side Of Disaster

Author : Thomas E. Drabek
ISBN : 9781315360454
Genre : Law
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Since the first edition of The Human Side of Disaster was published in 2009, new catastrophes have plagued the globe, including earthquakes in Haiti and New Zealand, tornadoes in Alabama and Missouri, floods in numerous locations, Hurricane Sandy, and the infamous BP oil spill. Enhanced with new cases and real-world examples, The Human Side of Disaster, Second Edition presents an updated summary of the social science knowledge base of human responses to disaster. Dr. Drabek draws upon his 40-plus years of conducting research on individual, group, and organizational responses to disaster to illustrate and integrate key insights from the social sciences to teach us how to anticipate human behaviors in crisis. The book begins with a series of original short stories rooted within actual disaster events. These stories are woven into the entire text to demonstrate essential findings from the research literature. Dr. Drabek provides an overview of the range of disasters and hazards confronting the public and an explanation of why these are increasing each year, both in number and scope of impact. The core of the book is a summary of key findings regarding disaster warning responses, evacuation behavior, initial post-impact survival behavior, traditional and emergent roles of volunteers, and both short-term and longer-term disaster impacts. The theme of "organized-disorganization" is used to illustrate multiorganizational response networks that form the key managerial task for local emergency managers. The final chapter provides a new vision for the emergency management profession—one that reflects a more strategic approach wherein disasters are viewed as non-routine social problems. This book will continue to be an invaluable reference for professionals and students in emergency management and public policy and aid organizations who need to understand human behavior and how best to communicate and work with the public in disaster situations.

Disaster Research And The Second Environmental Crisis

Author : James Kendra
ISBN : 9783030046910
Genre : Science
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The 50th anniversary of the Disaster Research Center of the University of Delaware provoked a discussion of the field’s background, its accomplishments, and its future directions. Participants representing many disciplines brought new methods to bear on perennial problems relevant to effective disaster management and policy formation. However, new concerns were raised, stemming from the fact that we live today in a globally unfolding environmental crisis every bit as pressing and worrisome as that of the 1960s when the Disaster Research center was founded. This volume brings together ideas of participants from that workshop as well as other contributors. Topics include: the history and evolution of disaster research, innovations in disaster management, disaster policy, and ethical considerations of disaster research. Readers interested in science and technology, public policy, community action, and the evolution of the social sciences will find much of interest in this collection.

The Sociology Of Disaster

Author : Thomas E. Drabek
ISBN : 9781000651980
Genre : Social Science
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In a book as illuminating as it is captivating, Thomas E. Drabek presents an in-depth analysis of the emotional impacts of disaster events and the many ripple effects that follow. Through the technique of storytelling, a series of nine fictional stories where characters experience actual disasters of different types throughout the United States illustrate the vulnerabilities and resilience to enhance the readers understanding of disaster consequences. Designed for classroom use, each story is followed by an "Analysis" section wherein discussion and research paper topics are recommended. These highlight links to published research findings. A "References" section details citations for all works included. Brief commentary in a "Notes" section adds further connections to other disasters and relevant research studies. The Sociology of Disaster is an important innovation in disaster education and will become an invaluable resource within universities and colleges that offer degrees in emergency management at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Personality In Industry

Author : Hiroshi Tanaka
ISBN : 9781780934884
Genre : Business & Economics
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Japanese management styles and their relationship to Japanese business success have been aridly studied and analysed in the West, but rarely do Western observers understand fully the importance of cultural and historical factors in the Japanese economic miracle. This book provides a unique insight into the unseen world of Japanese business by intertwining the history, growth and performance of ASICS, a major Japanese corporation, with the life of its remarkable founder, Kihachiro Onitsuka and the dramatic and complex changes in Japanese life, economy and culture since the end of the Second World War. First published in 1988, this title is part of the Bloomsbury Academic Collections series.

The Office Practitioner

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ISBN : UOM:39015073468442
Genre : Medicine
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Disaster Nursing

Author : Tener Goodwin Veenema, PhD, MPH, MS, CPNP, FAAN
ISBN : 0826121489
Genre : Medical
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Read a fascinating interview with editor Tener Goodwin Veenema! Tener Veenema Interview Disaster planning and emergency preparedness have never been more critical to the nurses who serve as our front-line response. Today's pandemic threats of global terrorism, disease, and natural disasters make this comprehensive handbook of best practices a necessity--meeting the need for a nursing workforce that is adequately prepared to respond to any disaster or public health emergency. In addition to a thorough update based on the most recent recommendations, this second edition contains six new chapters: Emergency Health Services (EMS and other first responders) Burn Assessment and Management Explosive & Traumatic Terrorism Caring for High-Risk, High-Vulnerability Patients Emerging Infectious Disease (avian and other flu pandemics) Chemical Decontamination All content reflects the guidelines provided in the Federal Disaster Response Plan and the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and therapeutic recommendations from the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Disaster Nursing will prepare any nurse or EMS team to provide health care under a variety of disaster conditions.

Books In Print 2009 2010

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ISBN : 0835250210
Genre : Publishers' catalogs
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Managing A Law Practice

Author : Richard C. Reed
ISBN : STANFORD:36105044002017
Genre : Law
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This book is a collection of 17 articles dealing with law firm management, compensation, and planning, dealt with from the human perspective.

Books In Print Supplement 1988 89

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ISBN : 0835225518
Genre : American literature
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Publishers Trade List Annual 1996 1

Author : R R Bowker Publishing
ISBN : 0835237982
Genre : Publishers' catalogs
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The Dial

Author : Francis Fisher Browne
ISBN : PSU:000020203177
Genre : Books
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Intermediate Algebra

Author : Ignacio Bello
ISBN : 0072984864
Genre : Algebra
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Airspeed Aircraft Since 1931

Author : Harold Anthony Taylor
ISBN : STANFORD:36105009791406
Genre : Aircraft industry
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Natural Hazards Observer

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105132734729
Genre : Disaster relief
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The Cumulative Book Index

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ISBN : UOM:39015058373781
Genre : American literature
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When Technology Fails

Author : Matthew Stein
ISBN : 9781603580953
Genre : House & Home
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There’s never been a better time to “be prepared.” Matthew Stein’s comprehensive primer on sustainable living skills—from food and water to shelter and energy to first-aid and crisis-management skills—prepares you to embark on the path toward sustainability. But unlike any other book, Stein not only shows you how to live “green” in seemingly stable times, but to live in the face of potential disasters, lasting days or years, coming in the form of social upheaval, economic meltdown, or environmental catastrophe. When Technology Fails covers the gamut. You’ll learn how to start a fire and keep warm if you’ve been left temporarily homeless, as well as the basics of installing a renewable energy system for your home or business. You’ll learn how to find and sterilize water in the face of utility failure, as well as practical information for dealing with water-quality issues even when the public tap water is still flowing. You’ll learn alternative techniques for healing equally suited to an era of profit-driven malpractice as to situations of social calamity. Each chapter (a survey of the risks to the status quo; supplies and preparation for short- and long-term emergencies; emergency measures for survival; water; food; shelter; clothing; first aid, low-tech medicine, and healing; energy, heat, and power; metalworking; utensils and storage; low-tech chemistry; and engineering, machines, and materials) offers the same approach, describing skills for self-reliance in good times and bad. Fully revised and expanded—the first edition was written pre-9/11 and pre-Katrina, when few Americans took the risk of social disruption seriously—When Technology Fails ends on a positive, proactive note with a new chapter on "Making the Shift to Sustainability," which offers practical suggestions for changing our world on personal, community and global levels.

Silent Revolution

Author : Duncan Green
ISBN : 9781583675045
Genre : Business & Economics
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"Superb. Combining unassailable analysis with a thorough grasp of economic and political trends, Duncan Green convincingly argues that the region is headed for even greater tragedy unless people move toward more equitable and ecologically sustainable models of economic development." —Walden Bello, founder of Focus on the Global South The first edition of Green's Silent Revolution, published in 1995, described the imposition of neoliberal economic models in Latin America, the role of the IMF and World Bank in enforcing them, and their consequences. In this second, revised edition, Green extends his analysis into the present, showing how the current economic meltdown in Latin America was prepared by an economic strategy that could never live up to its own claims. The new edition was completed in a moment when the Argentinean economy is in ruins, Brazil is on the brink of collapse, riots are taking place in Uruguay, Peru, and in Paraguay, and a U.S. supported coup has just been averted in Venezuela. It will be an essential work for understanding ongoing developments in the region.

The Nation

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ISBN : UIUC:30112003024715
Genre : Great Britain
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Space Enterprise

Author : Phillip Harris
ISBN : 0387776400
Genre : Science
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In Space Enterprise - Living and Working Offworld, Dr Philip Harris provides the vision and rationale as to why humanity is leaving its cradle, Earth, to use space resources, as well as pursuing lunar industrialization and establishing offworld settlements. As a management/space psychologist, Dr. Harris presents a behavioral science perspective on space exploration and enterprise. In this his 45th book, Phil has completely revised and updated the two previous editions of this classic, placing new emphasis on the need for more synergy and participation by the private sector. He not only provides a critical review of what is happening in the global space community, but offers specific strategies for lunar economic development. The author analyzes the human factors in contemporary and future space developments, especially relative to the deployment of people aloft. This user-friendly volume offers numerous photographs, diagrams, exhibits, and case studies.

Critical Digital Studies

Author : Arthur Kroker
ISBN : 9781442666719
Genre : Social Science
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Since its initial publication, Critical Digital Studies has proven an indispensable guide to understanding digitally mediated culture. Bringing together the leading scholars in this growing field, internationally renowned scholars Arthur and Marilouise Kroker present an innovative and interdisciplinary survey of the relationship between humanity and technology. The reader offers a study of our digital future, a means of understanding the world with new analytic tools and means of communication that are defining the twenty-first century. The second edition includes new essays on the impact of social networking technologies and new media. A new section – “New Digital Media” – presents important, new articles on topics including hacktivism in the age of digital power and the relationship between gaming and capitalism. The extraordinary range and depth of the first edition has been maintained in this new edition. Critical Digital Studies will continue to provide the leading edge to readers wanting to understand the complex intersection of digital culture and human knowledge.

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