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Exploring Natural Hazards

A Case Study Approach

by Darius Bartlett & Ramesh Singh

<p>The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015–2030 has identified four priority areas for Disaster Risk Reduction: understanding disaster risk; strengthening disaster risk governance to manage disaster risk; investing in disaster risk

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Fire Protection Approaches in Site Plan Review

by Waseem, Mohammad Nabeel

<P>The outcome of a fire review can greatly impact the internal fire and life safety features, as well as the architectural design of a building. An insider's guide for both novice and expert, <B>Fire Protection Approaches in Site Plan Review ...

ISBN: 9781498741798

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First Responders Handbook

An Introduction, Second Edition

by Michael L. Madigan

<p>The objective of this handbook is to make available in a quick reference form, the information to enhance and support the response capabilities of firefighters, emergency medical technicians, hazardous materials response teams, law ...

ISBN: 9781351612074

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For Humanity Or For The Umma?

Aid and Islam in Transnational Muslim NGOs

by Marie Juul Petersen

<p>In the wake of 9/11 and the 'War on Terror', transnational Muslim NGOs have too often been perceived as illegitimate fronts for global militant networks such as al-Qaeda or as backers of national political parties and resistance groups in ...

ISBN: 9781849046732

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Fortnight in the Philippines

by Meira bat Erachaim

<p>Typhoon Haiyan was one of the largest typhoons ever recorded, and the largest typhoon to hit land. The Philippines suffered catastrophic damage from Typhoon Haiyan at the end of the rainy season in 2013. Over 11 million people in the ...

ISBN: 9781310064760

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From Strangers to Neighbors

Post-Disaster Resettlement and Development in Honduras

by Ryan Alaniz

<p>Natural disasters, the effects of climate change, and political upheavals and war have driven tens of millions of people from their homes and spurred intense debates about how governments and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) should ...

ISBN: 9781477314111

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Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for Disaster Management

by Tomaszewski, Brian

<P>Geographic Information Systems (GIS) provide essential disaster management decision support and analytical capabilities. As such, homeland security professionals would greatly benefit from an interdisciplinary understanding of GIS and how GIS

ISBN: 9781482211696

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GIS for Critical Infrastructure Protection

by Austin, Robert F.

<P><STRONG>GIS for Critical Infrastructure Protection</STRONG> highlights the GIS-based technologies that can be used to support critical infrastructure protection and emergency management. The book bridges the gap between theory and practice ...

ISBN: 9781466599352

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GIS in Hospital and Healthcare Emergency Management

by Skinner, GISP, Ric

<P>Although many books have been published on the application of GIS in emergency management and disaster response, this is the first one to bring together a comprehensive discussion of the critical role GIS plays in hospital and healthcare ...

ISBN: 9781439821312

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Global Warming, Natural Hazards, and Emergency Management

by Haddow, George

<P>Scientists predict the earth is facing 40-to-60 years of climate change, even if emissions of carbon dioxide and other global warming gases stopped today. One inevitable consequence of the greenhouse gases already in the atmosphere will be an

ISBN: 9781420081862

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Governing Disaster in Urban Environments

Climate Change Preparation and Adaption after Hurricane Sandy

by Julia Nevárez

<p><em>Governing Disaster in Urban Environments: Climate Change Preparation and Adaption after Hurricane Sandy</em> is a comprehensive account of relevant debates, conceptualizations, and practical considerations for the governance of disaster ...

ISBN: 9781498543767

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Grasping the Moment

Sensemaking in Response to Routine Incidents and Major Emergencies

by Richard McMaster & Christopher Baber

<p>The ways in which organizations make use of information available to them to make decisions and manage activity is an essential topic of investigation for human factors. When the information is uncertain, incomplete or subject to change, then

ISBN: 9781317124955

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Greetings from Duluth: Essays on Destruction

by B.J. Hollars

<div>Join B.J. Hollars as he takes readers on a whirlwind tour of destruction: from Fort Wayne’s almost-obliteration at the hands of Adolf Hitler, to Tuscaloosa’s 2011 tornado, and finally, to a triple lynching that occurred in Duluth in the ...

ISBN: 9781941531372

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Handbook of Emergency Management Concepts

A Step-by-Step Approach

by Michael L. Madigan

<p>This book provides a step-by-step process that focuses on how to develop, practice, and maintain emergency plans that reflect what must be done before, during, and after a disaster, in order to protect people and property. The communities who

ISBN: 9781351337472

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Harvey

Devastation, Courage, and Recovery in the Eye of the Storm

by The Texas Tribune

<p>As Hurricane Harvey approached the United States and the great state of Texas in late August of 2017, residents did their best to prepare for the worst. What followed was a devastating storm beyond comprehension, with winds up to 130 mph ...

ISBN: 9781641250498

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Hazard Mitigation in Emergency Management

by Islam, Tanveer

<i> <p>Hazard Mitigation in Emergency Management</i> introduces readers to mitigation, one of the four foundational phases of emergency management, and to the hazard mitigation planning process.</p> <p>Authors Islam and Ryan review the hazard ...

ISBN: 9780128004357

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Hazards Analysis: Reducing the Impact of Disasters, Second Edition

by Pine, John C.

<P>The impacts of natural and man-made disasters have increased exponentially over the past few decades. Moreover, with our global interconnectedness and the growing scale of disasters, today's catastrophic disasters can have regional, national,

ISBN: 9781482228922

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HAZMAT Guide for First Responders

by Michael L. Madigan

<p>The goal of this book is to help train hazmat response teams and other responders in disaster training, techniques, and planning.The book will also help define and sharpen training plans and assumptions. Focusing on lessons learned from ...

ISBN: 9781351863124

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Heat Wave

A Social Autopsy of Disaster in Chicago

by Eric Klinenberg

<p>On Thursday, July 13, 1995, Chicagoans awoke to a blistering day in which the temperature would reach 106 degrees. The heat index, which measures how the temperature actually feels on the body, would hit 126 degrees by the time the day was ...

ISBN: 9780226276212

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Historic Disasters of Richmond

by Walter S. Griggs Jr.

Richmond has had its share of man-made and natural calamities throughout its illustrious history. In 1811, fire destroyed the Richmond Theatre on Broad Street, tragically claiming seventy-two lives in one of the worst urban disasters in American

ISBN: 9781625856142

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