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  • Exercise Design for Disaster Managers

    By Jeffrey R. Roth

    Exercises are problem solving tools - they bring people together and inspire "out of the box" thinking. To be efficient, excersises need a deliberate focus on a particular preparedness need or threat, a vision for what the outcome should be, and a plan detailing the structural components needed to…

    Paperback – 2016-10-15 
    CRC Press

  • Psychological Disaster Management

    Challenges, Resilience, and Recovery

    Edited by Girish Bobby Kapur, Veronica Tucci

    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…

    Hardback – 2016-09-30 
    Apple Academic Press

  • Effective Communication During Disasters

    Making Use of Technology, Media, and Human Resources

    Edited by Girish Bobby Kapur, Sarah Bezek, Jonathan Dyal

    In today’s world, there are new opportunities for disaster communications through modern technology and social media. Social network applications such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram can connect friends, family, first responders, and those providing relief and assistance. However, social media…

    Hardback – 2016-09-30 
    Apple Academic Press

  • Soft Targets and Crisis Management

    What Emergency Planners and Security Professionals Need to Know

    Edited by Michael J. Fagel, Jennifer Hesterman

    Taking the best of Michael Fagel's and Jennifer Hesterman's books in Homeland Security and Emergency Management, the editors of this volume bring together the prevailing issues affecting the industry today. We are all very aware of the many natural and man-made threats that can impact our…

    Hardback – 2016-09-27 
    CRC Press

  • Grasping the Moment

    Sensemaking in Response to Routine Incidents and Major Emergencies

    By Christopher Baber, Richard McMaster

    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…

    Hardback – 2016-08-19 
    CRC Press

  • Hazard Mitigation and Preparedness

    An Introductory Text for Emergency Management and Planning Professionals, Second Edition

    By Anna K. Schwab, Dylan Sandler, David J. Brower

    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…

    Hardback – 2016-07-25
    CRC Press

  • Managing Critical Incidents and Large-Scale Event Security

    By Eloy Nunez, Ernest G. Vendrell

    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. In addition, the text…

    Hardback – 2016-07-21
    CRC Press

  • Terrorism and WMDs

    Awareness and Response, Second Edition

    By John Pichtel

    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…

    Hardback – 2016-07-18
    CRC Press

  • The Paradoxes of Aid Work

    Passionate Professionals

    By Silke Roth

    This book explores what attracts people to aidwork and to what extent the promises of aidwork are fulfilled. 'Aidland' is a highly complex and heterogeneous context which includes many different occupations, forms of employment and organizations. Analysing the processes that lead to the involvement…

    Paperback – 2016-06-09
    Routledge
    Routledge Humanitarian Studies

  • Disasters and Social Resilience

    A bioecological approach

    By Helen J. Boon, Alison Cottrell, David King

    The interconnectedness of communities, organisations, governing bodies, policy and individuals in the field of disaster studies has never been accurately examined or comprehensively modelled. This kind of study is vital for planning policy and emergency responses and assessing individual and…

    Hardback – 2016-05-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Explorations in Environmental Studies

  • Human Security and Natural Disasters

    Edited by Christopher Hobson, Paul Bacon, Robin Cameron

    "Human security" is an approach that rejects the traditional prioritization of state security, and instead identifies the individual as the primary referent of security. It offers a way of broadening our perspective, and recognizing that the most pressing threats to individuals do not come from…

    Paperback – 2016-04-24
    Routledge
    Routledge Humanitarian Studies

  • New Developments in Biological and Chemical Terrorism Countermeasures

    Edited by Ronald J. Kendall, Steven M. Presley, Seshadri S. Ramkumar

    A science-based text, New Developments in Biological and Chemical Terrorism Countermeasures presents research that addresses the growing threat of chemical and biological terrorism as well as the need for improvements in the implementation of countermeasures. This new textbook building upon…

    Hardback – 2016-02-17
    CRC Press

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