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Resilience, Development and Global Change

by Katrina Brown

<p>Resilience is currently infusing policy debates and public discourses, widely promoted as a normative goal in fields as diverse as the economy, national security, personal development and well-being. Resilience thinking provides a framework ...

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Resilience: Stories of Courage and Survival in Aviation Disasters

by Ken Jenkins

Although flying is one of the safest modes of transportation, accidents do happen, and when they do, the aftermath is devastating. With today's 24- hour media access, we are bombarded by images of twisted metal, debris and personal belongings, ...

ISBN: 9781619200388

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Responses to Disasters and Climate Change

Understanding Vulnerability and Fostering Resilience

by Michele Companion & Miriam S. Chaiken

<p>As the global climate shifts, communities are faced with a myriad of mitigation and adaptation challenges. These highlight the political, cultural, economic, social, and physical vulnerability of social groups, communities, families, and ...

ISBN: 9781315315904

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Risk Unbound: Threat, Catastrophe, and the End of Homeland Security - Risk Management, Lac-Megantic Quebec Oil Train Derailment Accident, 2015 Germanwings 9525 Airplane Crash, Hermeneutic Method

by Progressive Management

<p>This excellent report has been professionally converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction. Threat and catastrophe highlight the impossibility of providing perfect security, and demonstrate the limitations of risk-based ...

ISBN: 9781370406333

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River of Lost Souls

The Science, Politics, and Greed Behind the Gold King Mine Disaster

by Jonathan P. Thompson

<p>Award winning investigative environmental journalist Jonathan P. Thompson digs into the science, politics, and greed behind the 2015 Gold King Mine disaster, and unearths a litany of impacts wrought by a century and a half of mining, energy ...

ISBN: 9781937226848

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Routledge Revivals: The Indian Earthquake (1935)

by C.F. Andrews

<p>First published in 1935, this book provides a comprehensive overview of the 1934 Nepal-Bihar earthquake, giving a background to the earthquake zone, describing the event itself and surveying the ensuing devastation. The author also looks at ...

ISBN: 9781315451596

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Savage Sand and Surf

The Hurricane Sandy Disaster

by Lisa A. Eargle & Ashraf Esmail

<p>It was almost November 2012 when Hurricane Sandy, a late arrival in an otherwise quiet tropical season, slammed into the Mid-Atlantic US coastline. Millions of residents were plunged into darkness and billions of dollars in property and ...

ISBN: 9780761865452

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Scaling Up Resilience-Building Measures through Community-Driven Development Projects

Guidance Note

by Asian Development Bank

<p>The poor and vulnerable populations suffer disproportionately from the adverse impacts of climate change and disasters, which result in loss of life, damage to household and community assets, disruption of livelihoods, and loss of income. ...

ISBN: 9789292613297

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Security Manager's Guide to Disasters: Managing Through Emergencies, Violence, and Other Workplace Threats

by Manley, Anthony D.

<P>Terrorist or criminal attack, fire emergency, civil or geographic disruption, or major electrical failure-recent years have witnessed an increase in the number of natural disasters and man-made events that have threatened the livelihoods of ...

ISBN: 9781439809075

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Shipwrecks of Stellwagen Bank

Disaster in New England's National Marine Sanctuary

by Matthew Lawrence, Deborah Marx & John Galluzzo

Beneath the churning surface of Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary rest the bones of shipwrecks and sailors alike. Massachusetts' ports connected its citizens to the world, and the number of merchant and fishing vessels grew alongside the

ISBN: 9781625853332

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Shtf Proof Your House: 15 Amazing Lessons on How to Protect Your House From Earthquakes

by Lynn Bonne

<p>If you live in a seismic area, you may think that your home is the safest place to be in case of an earthquake, but is it? In fact, you need to make sure that your home is fully earthquake proof, so many things you have in your home can turn ...

ISBN: 9781386244844

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Social Media, Crisis Communication, and Emergency Management: Leveraging Web 2.0 Technologies

by White, Connie M.

<P>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.<STRONG> Social Media, Crisis Communication, and Emergency ...

ISBN: 9781439853504

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Social Vulnerability to Disasters

by Thomas, Deborah S.K.

<P>In recent years, the world has watched in horror as tsunamis, earthquakes, and hurricanes have wrought havoc across countries and continents. While these events have different circumstances, they share a common factor: the overwhelming ...

ISBN: 9781420078572

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Soft Targets and Crisis Management

What Emergency Planners and Security Professionals Need to Know

by Michael J. Fagel & Jennifer Hesterman

<p>Uniting the best of Michael Fagel and Jennifer Hesterman's books in the fields of homeland security and emergency management, the editors of this volume present the prevailing issues affecting the homeland security community today. Many ...

ISBN: 9781315451077

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Strengthening Resilience through Social Protection Programs

Guidance Note

by Asian Development Bank

<p>Climate and disaster risk is increasing in the Asia and Pacific region, exacerbating existing vulnerabilities and creating new ones. The adverse effects are felt most by the poor and the vulnerable. Social protection programs, when designed ...

ISBN: 9789292611057

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Survival Preparation

Local Emergency or Global Cataclysm

by Alan Ingram

<p>We have not been without an national emergency since the end of WW2. During the last few years they have become a lot more severe, and a hell of a lot closer. A complete collapse of social systems, or public utilities could be imminent. This ...

ISBN: 9781462894963

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Taking Chances

The Coast after Hurricane Sandy

by Robert B. Gramling, Steven G. Decker, David A. Robinson & others

<p>Humanity is deeply committed to living along the world’s shores, but a catastrophic storm like Sandy—which took hundreds of lives and caused many billions of dollars in damages—shines a bright light at how costly and vulnerable life on a ...

ISBN: 9780813573786

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The 1913 McKinney Store Collapse

by Carol O'Keefe Wilson

<p>A powerful vibration, a deafening noise and a swell of thick dust brought residents of McKinney pouring into the public square on the afternoon of January 23, 1913. What they saw was horrifying--an entire building had collapsed, demolishing ...

ISBN: 9781439664506

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The 1959 Yellowstone Earthquake

by Larry Morris

At 11:37 p.m. on August 17, 1959, a magnitude 7.5 earthquake rocked Montana’s Yellowstone country. In an instant, an entire mountainside fractured and thundered down onto the sites of unsuspecting campers. The mammoth avalanche generated ...

ISBN: 9781625857828

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The Austin Dam Disaster of 1900

by Elizabeth H. Clare

<p>The Austin Dam Disaster of 1900 recreates the era of Gay Nineties Austin, then--as now--a city on the rise and on the make. In 1891, at the behest of ambitious city fathers, the little city of just 15,000 people gambled its future on a ...

ISBN: 9781439663899

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