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Product Description: "Hatch packs a wealth of knowledge into the book...poignant." -Associated PressDr. Steven Hatch, an infectious disease specialist, first came to Liberia in November 2013 to work at a hospital in Monrovia. Six months later, several of the physicians he had served with were dead or unable to work, and Ebola had become a world health emergency...read more

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9781250085139 | St Martins Pr, March 7, 2017, cover price $26.99 | About this edition: "Hatch packs a wealth of knowledge into the book.

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Product Description: Horrified, saddened, and angered: That was the American people’s reaction to the 9/11 attacks, Hurricane Katrina, the Virginia Tech shootings, and the 2008 financial crisis. In Consuming Catastrophe, Timothy Recuber presents a unique and provocative look at how these four very different disasters took a similar path through public consciousness...read more

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9781439913697 | Temple Univ Pr, November 1, 2016, cover price $84.50 | About this edition: Horrified, saddened, and angered: That was the American people’s reaction to the 9/11 attacks, Hurricane Katrina, the Virginia Tech shootings, and the 2008 financial crisis.

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9781439913703 | Temple Univ Pr, November 2, 2016, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Horrified, saddened, and angered: That was the American people’s reaction to the 9/11 attacks, Hurricane Katrina, the Virginia Tech shootings, and the 2008 financial crisis.

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Product Description: 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...read more
By Jennifer Hesterman (editor)

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9781498756327 | CRC Pr I Llc, September 20, 2016, cover price $89.95 | About this edition: 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.

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Product Description: Responds to the demanding political and ethical challenges faced by the international disaster management community.Today’s international disaster management community faces demanding political and ethical challenges. In International Disaster Management Ethics, Liza Ireni Saban suggests that it is crucial for international aid organizations engaged in disaster management to attempt to lift the moral fog that envelops their practice and to alert them to the ethical implications and meaning of their decisions and actions, commitment to exercising ethical judgment, and leadership...read more

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9781438461717 | State Univ of New York Pr, October 1, 2016, cover price $80.00 | About this edition: Responds to the demanding political and ethical challenges faced by the international disaster management community.

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Product Description: This new volume provides a nuanced look at vulnerable populations before, during, and after disasters. Vulnerable populations include the economically disadvantaged, racial and ethnic minorities, the uninsured, low-income children, the elderly, the homeless, children and young people, and those with other chronic health conditions, including severe mental illness...read more
By Gerard Job (editor)

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9781771884891 | Apple Academic Pr Inc, September 15, 2016, cover price $149.95 | About this edition: This new volume provides a nuanced look at vulnerable populations before, during, and after disasters.

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Product Description: 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 decision making and activity management can become challenging...read more

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9781472470805 | CRC Pr I Llc, September 12, 2016, cover price $99.95 | About this edition: 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.

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Product Description: The book examines crisis management for operations located outside of a corporation’s normal confines, particularly in regions which might be overtly threatening or hostile to multinational corporations and their people and assets overseas...read more

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9781482245790 | CRC Pr I Llc, September 12, 2016, cover price $79.95 | About this edition: The book examines crisis management for operations located outside of a corporation’s normal confines, particularly in regions which might be overtly threatening or hostile to multinational corporations and their people and assets overseas.

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Product Description: Western thought has often dismissed shadows as fictional, but what if fictions reveal original truths? Drawing on an anti-Platonic tradition in critical theory, Lawtoo adopts ethical, anthropological, and philosophical lenses to offer new readings of Joseph Conrad’s novels and the postcolonial and cinematic works that respond to his oeuvre...read more

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9781611862188 | Michigan State Univ Pr, September 1, 2016, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Western thought has often dismissed shadows as fictional, but what if fictions reveal original truths?

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Product Description: In recent years, typhoons have struck the Philippines and Vanuatu; earthquakes have rocked Haiti, Pakistan, and Nepal; floods have swept through Pakistan and Mozambique; droughts have hit Ethiopia, Kenya, and Somalia; and more. All led to loss of life and loss of livelihoods, and recovery will take years...read more

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9780198785576 | Oxford Univ Pr, August 16, 2016, cover price $22.95 | About this edition: In recent years, typhoons have struck the Philippines and Vanuatu; earthquakes have rocked Haiti, Pakistan, and Nepal; floods have swept through Pakistan and Mozambique; droughts have hit Ethiopia, Kenya, and Somalia; and more.

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Product Description: Radioactive sources such as nuclear power installations can pose a great threat to both humans and our environment. How do we measure, model and regulate such threats? Environmental Radioactivity and Emergency Preparedness addresses these topical questions and aims to plug the gap in the lack of comprehensive literature in this field...read more

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9781482244649 | CRC Pr I Llc, October 12, 2016, cover price $119.95 | About this edition: Radioactive sources such as nuclear power installations can pose a great threat to both humans and our environment.

By Clinton Wade (narrator)

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9781531802745 | Mp3 una edition (Audible Studios on Brilliance audio, August 9, 2016), cover price $9.99

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Product Description: Disasters and their management are today central to public and political agendas. Rather than being understood as exclusively acts of God and Nature, natural disasters are increasingly analysed as social vulnerability exposed by natural hazards...read more

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9780415705974 | Routledge, August 18, 2014, cover price $145.00 | About this edition: Disasters and their management are today central to public and political agendas.

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9781138212336 | Routledge, July 22, 2016, cover price $54.95 | About this edition: Disasters and their management are today central to public and political agendas.

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Product Description: 2017 Award Winner of the ASIS Security Book of the Year Nuñez and Vendrell aim to provide the most current and effective resources for managing special events and critical incidents. Their book relies heavily on case studies and after action reports that examine the lessons learned from a multitude of previous events and incidents...read more

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9781498731508 | CRC Pr I Llc, July 21, 2016, cover price $89.95 | About this edition: 2017 Award Winner of the ASIS Security Book of the Year Nuñez and Vendrell aim to provide the most current and effective resources for managing special events and critical incidents.

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9781455622207 | Pelican Pub Co Inc, September 1, 2016, cover price $23.95

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Product Description: Carl Safina has been hailed as one of the top 100 conservationists 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...read more
By John Allen Nelson (narrator)

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9781531831189 | Mp3 una edition (Audible Studios on Brilliance audio, July 12, 2016), cover price $9.99 | About this edition: Carl Safina has been hailed as one of the top 100 conservationists 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.

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Product Description: On March 11, 2011, an underwater earthquake off the Pacific coast of Tohoku, Japan, triggered one of the most devastating tsunamis of a generation. The aftermath was overwhelming: communities were reduced to rubble, thousands of people were missing or dead, and relief organizations struggled to reach affected areas to provide aid for survivors and victims of radiation from compromised nuclear reactors...read more
By Unryu Suganuma (editor)

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9780813167305 | Univ Pr of Kentucky, July 6, 2016, cover price $60.00 | About this edition: On March 11, 2011, an underwater earthquake off the Pacific coast of Tohoku, Japan, triggered one of the most devastating tsunamis of a generation.

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Product Description: This book introduces the concept of hazards as part of the earth’s natural systems, in contrast to "disasters," which occur at the intersection of the built and natural environments. The authors emphasize choices made by society that either increase or diminish our level of vulnerability to the impacts of hazards and discusses the role of the emergency manager in how these choices are made and acted upon...read more

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9781466595569 | 2 revised edition (CRC Pr I Llc, July 5, 2016), cover price $69.95 | About this edition: This book introduces the concept of hazards as part of the earth’s natural systems, in contrast to "disasters," which occur at the intersection of the built and natural environments.

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Product Description: 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 hurricane-force winds ahead of it that ripped clothing from backs and heaved tidal waves in both directions of the Madison River Canyon...read more

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9781467119962 | History Pr, July 4, 2016, cover price $21.99 | About this edition: At 11:37 p.

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Product Description: Integrating scholarly articles from international experts and first-hand accounts, this compendium volume looks at the important issues from these perspectives: prevalence and challenges of psychological trauma after a disaster; psychological preparation of communities psychologically before a disaster occurs; psychological disaster management during a disaster; addressing psychological trauma after a disaster...read more
By Veronica Tucci (editor)

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9781771884297 | Apple Academic Pr Inc, June 30, 2016, cover price $149.95 | About this edition: Integrating scholarly articles from international experts and first-hand accounts, this compendium volume looks at the important issues from these perspectives: prevalence and challenges of psychological trauma after a disaster; psychological preparation of communities psychologically before a disaster occurs; psychological disaster management during a disaster; addressing psychological trauma after a disaster.

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Product Description: On January 12, 2010, the deadliest earthquake in the history of the Western Hemisphere struck the nation least prepared to handle one. Jonathan M. Katz, the only full-time American news correspondent in Haiti, was inside his house when it buckled along with hundreds of thousands of others...read more
By Jonathan Davis (narrator)

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9781522675372 | Mp3 una edition (Audible Studios on Brilliance audio, June 28, 2016), cover price $9.99 | About this edition: On January 12, 2010, the deadliest earthquake in the history of the Western Hemisphere struck the nation least prepared to handle one.

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Product Description: On Shishmaref Island in Alaska, homes are being washed into the sea. In the South Pacific, small island nations face annihilation by encroaching waters. In coastal Louisiana, an area the size of a football field disappears every day...read more
By Christopher Hurt (narrator)

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9781522695202 | Mp3 una edition (Audible Studios on Brilliance audio, June 28, 2016), cover price $9.99 | About this edition: On Shishmaref Island in Alaska, homes are being washed into the sea.

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Product Description: The incredible story of a flood of near-Biblical proportions—its destruction, its heroes and victims, and how it shaped America's natural-disaster policies for the next century. The storm began March 23, 1913, with a series of tornadoes that killed 150 people and injured 400...read more
By Jim Vann (narrator)

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9781522674429 | Mp3 una edition (Audible Studios on Brilliance audio, June 28, 2016), cover price $9.99 | About this edition: The incredible story of a flood of near-Biblical proportions—its destruction, its heroes and victims, and how it shaped America's natural-disaster policies for the next century.

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Product Description: Terrorism and WMD’s, Second Edition provides a comprehensive, up-to-date survey of terrorism and weapons of mass destruction (WMDs). Terrorist weapons and delivery methods are becoming increasingly sophisticated; as such, this book focuses on the chemistry and biology of WMDs, the development and history of their use, and human health effects of such weapons...read more

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9781498738989 | 2 edition (CRC Pr I Llc, June 22, 2016), cover price $79.95 | About this edition: Terrorism and WMD’s, Second Edition provides a comprehensive, up-to-date survey of terrorism and weapons of mass destruction (WMDs).
9781439851753 | CRC Pr I Llc, April 25, 2011, cover price $91.95

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