Emerging Voices in Natural Hazards Research

Emerging Voices in Natural Hazards Research
Author: Fernando I. Rivera
Publsiher: Butterworth-Heinemann
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2019-06-15
ISBN 10: 0128158212
ISBN 13: 9780128158210
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Emerging Voices in Natural Hazards Research Book Review:

Emerging Voices in Natural Hazards Research provides a synthesis of the most pressing issues in natural hazards research. The book begins with an overview of emerging research on natural hazards, such as hurricanes, earthquakes, floods, wildfires, sea-level rise, global warming, climate change and tornadoes, among other topics. Remaining sections cover socially vulnerable populations and the cycles of emergency management. This book will serve as a consolidated resource for academics, students and researchers who are eager to learn about the most pressing issues in today's natural hazard research. Provides a platform for readers to keep up-to-date with the interdisciplinary research that new professionals are producing Covers the multidisciplinary perspectives of the hazards and disasters field Includes international perspectives from new professionals around the world, including developing countries

Disaster Resilience

Disaster Resilience
Author: Douglas Paton,David Johnston
Publsiher: Charles C Thomas Publisher
Total Pages: 438
Release: 2017-06-12
ISBN 10: 0398091692
ISBN 13: 9780398091699
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Disaster Resilience Book Review:

Events such as the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami, Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and the Japanese earthquakes and tsunamis in 2011 have provided unfortunate reminders of the susceptibility of many communities to devastating losses from natural hazards. These events provided graphic illustrations of how extreme hazard events adversely impact on people, affect communities and disrupt the community and societal mechanisms that serve to organize and sustain community capacities and functions. However, there is much that communities can do to mitigate their risk and manage disaster consequences. The construct that epitomizes how this is done is resilience. The contents of this volume provide valuable insights into how societal resilience can be developed and sustained. This considerably expanded new edition presents major topics of: Coexisting with Natural Hazards; Urban Resilience in Asia; Lifelines and Urban Resilience; Business Continuity in Disaster; Hazard Mitigation in Communities; Hazard Readiness and Resilience; Child Citizenship in Disaster Risk; Old Age and Resilience; Gender and Disaster Resilience; Impact of High Functionality on Resilience; Art and Resilience; Cross-Cultural Perspectives and Coping with Hazards; Religious Practices and Resilience; Living in Harmony with our Environment; Critical Incidence Response; Governance; Heat Wave Resilience; Wildfire Disaster Resilience; and Progress and Challenges to Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience. This exceptional book brings together contributions from international experts in core areas and includes chapters that provide and overarching framework within which the need for interrelationships between levels to be developed is discussed. The book will be an outstanding resource for those researching or teaching courses in emergency management, disaster management, community development, environmental planning and urban development. In addition, it will serve law enforcement and emergency agencies, welfare agencies, and professionals in applied psychology.

Citizen Science: Reducing Risk and Building Resilience to Natural Hazards

Citizen Science: Reducing Risk and Building Resilience to Natural Hazards
Author: Jonathan D. Paul,David M. Hannah,Wei Liu
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2020-01-17
ISBN 10: 2889634019
ISBN 13: 9782889634019
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Dissertation Abstracts International

Dissertation Abstracts International
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2008
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105131550381
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Hazards Research and Applications Workshop (1996)

Hazards Research and Applications Workshop (1996)
Author: David Editor Butler
Publsiher: DIANE Publishing
Total Pages: 194
Release: 1999-04
ISBN 10: 9780788177699
ISBN 13: 0788177699
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hazards Research and Applications Workshop (1996) Book Review:

Chapters: real world constraints to implementing hazard adjustments; trends for improving recovery and reconstruction following disasters; innovative dissemination; politics and disasters; partnerships for seismic zonation; engineering, codes, standards, and control and protection works; new directions for prediction, forecast, warning, and planning; mitigation: how to evaluate effectiveness; gender and disaster response; challenges facing health care delivery following disasters; insurance; emergency preparedness and response; and public and private partnerships for hazard mitigation and emergency management.

Resources in Education

Resources in Education
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1996
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OSU:32435056618606
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Managing Disaster Risk in Emerging Economies

Managing Disaster Risk in Emerging Economies
Author: Alcira Kreimer,Margaret Arnold
Publsiher: World Bank Publications
Total Pages: 193
Release: 2000-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780821347263
ISBN 13: 0821347268
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Managing Disaster Risk in Emerging Economies Book Review:

In 1999 natural catastrophes and man-made disasters claimed more than 105,000 lives, 95 percent of them in the developing world, and caused economic losses of around US$100 billion. In 1998 the twin disasters of the Yangtze and Hurrican Mitch accounted for two-thirds of the US$65 billion loss. The geographical areas affected may vary, but one constant is that the per capita burden of catastrophic losses is dramatically higher in developing countries. To respond to an increased demand to assist disaster rcovery programmes, the World Bank set up the Disaster Management Facility in 1998, to help provide the Bank with a more rapid and strategic response to disaster emergencies. The DMF focuses on risk identification, risk reduction, and risk sharing/transfer, the three major topics in this volume. The DMF also promotes strategic alliances with key private, government, multilateral and nongovernmental organisations to ensure the inclusion of disaster risk reduction as a central value of development. The most important of these partnerships is the ProVention Consortium, launched in February 2000, based on the premise that we must all take responsibility for making the new millennium a safer one.

The Writers Directory 2008

The Writers Directory 2008
Author: Michelle Kazensky
Publsiher: Saint James Press
Total Pages: 2501
Release: 2007-06
ISBN 10: 9781558626003
ISBN 13: 155862600X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Writers Directory 2008 Book Review:

Features bibliographical, biographical and contact information for living authors worldwide who have at least one English publication. Entries include name, pseudonyms, addresses, citizenship, birth date, specialization, career information and a bibliography.

Disaster Prevention

Disaster Prevention
Author: Kelman Ilan
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 218
Release: 2015-11-19
ISBN 10: 1317423070
ISBN 13: 9781317423072
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Disaster Prevention Book Review:

Leading editors have curated collections of important Routledge research in ebook form to share recommended paths to understanding cutting-edge topics. In this book Ilan Kelman presents his guide to the must-read research on the subject of Disaster Prevention.

Natural Hazards Observer

Natural Hazards Observer
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2007
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105132734729
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Voice and Equality

Voice and Equality
Author: Sidney Verba,Kay Lehman Schlozman,Henry E. Brady
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 640
Release: 1995
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39076001615843
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Voice and Equality Book Review:

This book confirms Alexis de Tocqueville's idea, dating back a century and a half, that American democracy is rooted in civil society. Citizens' involvement in family, school, work, voluntary associations, and religion has a significant impact on their participation as voters, campaigners, donors, community activists, and protesters. The authors focus on the central issues of involvement: how people come to be active and the issues they raise when they do. They find fascinating differences along cultural lines, among African-Americans, Latinos, and Anglo-Whites, as well as between the religiously observant and the secular. They observe family activism moving from generation to generation, and they look into the special role of issues that elicit involvement, including abortion rights and social welfare. This far-reaching analysis, based on an original survey of 15,000 individuals, including 2,500 long personal interviews, shows that some individuals have a greater voice in politics than others, and that this inequality results not just from varying inclinations toward activity, but also from unequal access to vital resources such as education. Citizens' voices are especially unequal when participation depends on contributions of money rather than contributions of time. This deeply researched study brilliantly illuminates the many facets of civic consciousness and action and confirms their quintessential role in American democracy.

Natural Disasters

Natural Disasters
Author: Clint Dooley
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 42
Release: 2017-05-24
ISBN 10: 9781546928447
ISBN 13: 1546928448
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Book of Poetry

Information America

Information America
Author: Tracy Davis,Patricia A. Young
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 815
Release: 1985
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015026929383
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Humanitarian Work Psychology

Humanitarian Work Psychology
Author: S. C Carr,M. MacLachlan,A. Furnham
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 359
Release: 2012-04-11
ISBN 10: 1137015225
ISBN 13: 9781137015228
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Humanitarian Work Psychology Book Review:

Contextualizing Humanitarian work in history, justice, methods and professional ethics, this book articulates process skills for transformational partnerships between diverse organizations, motivating education, organisational learning and selecting the disaster workforce.

Advanced ICTs for Disaster Management and Threat Detection: Collaborative and Distributed Frameworks

Advanced ICTs for Disaster Management and Threat Detection: Collaborative and Distributed Frameworks
Author: Asimakopoulou, Eleana,Bessis, Nik
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 370
Release: 2010-06-30
ISBN 10: 1615209883
ISBN 13: 9781615209880
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advanced ICTs for Disaster Management and Threat Detection: Collaborative and Distributed Frameworks Book Review:

"This book offers state-of-the-art information and references for work undertaken in the challenging area of utilizing cutting-edge distributed and collaborative ICT to advance disaster management as a discipline to cope with current and future unforeseen threats"--Provided by publisher.

Communities in Action

Communities in Action
Author: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Health and Medicine Division,Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice,Committee on Community-Based Solutions to Promote Health Equity in the United States
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 582
Release: 2017-04-27
ISBN 10: 0309452961
ISBN 13: 9780309452960
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Communities in Action Book Review:

In the United States, some populations suffer from far greater disparities in health than others. Those disparities are caused not only by fundamental differences in health status across segments of the population, but also because of inequities in factors that impact health status, so-called determinants of health. Only part of an individual's health status depends on his or her behavior and choice; community-wide problems like poverty, unemployment, poor education, inadequate housing, poor public transportation, interpersonal violence, and decaying neighborhoods also contribute to health inequities, as well as the historic and ongoing interplay of structures, policies, and norms that shape lives. When these factors are not optimal in a community, it does not mean they are intractable: such inequities can be mitigated by social policies that can shape health in powerful ways. Communities in Action: Pathways to Health Equity seeks to delineate the causes of and the solutions to health inequities in the United States. This report focuses on what communities can do to promote health equity, what actions are needed by the many and varied stakeholders that are part of communities or support them, as well as the root causes and structural barriers that need to be overcome.

Harper's Magazine

Harper's Magazine
Author: Henry Mills Alden,Thomas Bucklin Wells,Lee Foster Hartman,Frederick Lewis Allen
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1974
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCSC:32106006170531
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Ranger Games

Ranger Games
Author: Ben Blum
Publsiher: Bond Street Books
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2017-09-12
ISBN 10: 0385681437
ISBN 13: 9780385681438
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ranger Games Book Review:

In the tradition of Truman Capote and Jon Krakauer, a brilliant exploration of an inexplicable crime and its devastating consequences for the author's family. As a child Ben Blum was a math prodigy adrift in a family of alpha males, foremost among them his first cousin Alex, an immensely popular high school hockey star who had one unshakeable goal in life: endure a brutally difficult training course, become a U.S. Army Ranger and fight terrorists for his country. He succeeded, but on the last day of his leave before deployment, Alex got into his car with two fellow soldiers and two strangers, drove to a local bank in Tacoma and committed armed robbery. The question that haunted Ben, the entire Blum family and even Alex was: Why? Alex didn't need money--his family was well off. He had never had the slightest trouble with the law. He believed passionately in the Ranger's creed, which emphasized honour above all. At first, Alex insisted he thought the robbery was just another exercise in the famously daunting Ranger training program. His attorney presented a case based on the theory that the Ranger indoctrination mirrored that of a cult. Or was it the influence of the soldier who planned the robbery, Alex's superior, Luke Elliott Sommer, a charismatic combat veteran full of swagger and grandiose schemes? Facing his own personal crisis, and in the hopes of helping both Alex and his splintering family cope, Ben delved into these mysteries, growing closer to Alex in the process. As he probed further, he also came to know Sommer, whose manipulative tendencies, combined with a magnetic personality, lured Ben into a relationship that put his loyalties to the test. Intricate, heartrending and morally urgent, Ranger Games is a true crime story like no other. Ben's enormous compassion for his cousin deepens and complicates his search for the answers to profound questions of guilt and innocence, conformity and free will, truth and lies, right and wrong, and how far crisis can stretch the bonds of family.

Standard & Poor's Stock Reports

Standard & Poor's Stock Reports
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1999-11
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: CORNELL:31924086212010
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The World Bank

The World Bank
Author: Manorama Gotur
Publsiher: World Bank Publications
Total Pages: 209
Release: 2000
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13:
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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