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- ILO Publications 2005; US$ 5.00
Concentrates on sub-Saharan Africa and more particularly on its large majority of poor people working in the informal economy. Examines the evidence that supports the commonly accepted hypothesis that social health protection contributes to poverty reduction and economic growth. more...
- Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2008; US$ 199.00
This e-book is aimed to provide an opportunity for those with a focus in their work on young peoples substance use to describe recent trends, and to reflect on the implications of their findings for health educators. Although all the papers in the e-book describe trends and patterns in substance use amongst young people in the UK, there is evidence... more...
- Emerald Group Publishing Limited 1999; US$ 199.00
This e-book draws on the wide range of expertise that built environment professionals can contribute towards increasing resilience to disasters. It compiles original papers which were prepared for a panel of the Building Education and Research Conference, held in Kandalama, Sri Lanka, between 11th and 15th February 2008. The papers address different... more...
- Diplomica Verlag 2009; US$ 35.59
Dieses Buch beschreibt den Facettenreichtum von Selbsthilfegruppen und Initiativen sowie deren Ziele und beschreibt in einem weiteren Schritt das Konzept der Resilienz. Anschließend wird auf die Wirkung von Selbsthilfe auf die Gesundheitsentstehung eingegangen. Durch Interviews mit Probanden wird aufgezeigt, das Selbsthilfe therapeutische und heilende... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 41.94
Although drinking alcoholic beverages is legal for those 21 years and older in the United States, alcohol is a dangerous drug when misused or abused by those of any age. One of the most commonly used drugs among teens and adults, alcohol affects areas of the brain that influence pleasure, impulses, and coordination. Though moderate, social use of alcohol... more...
- Constable & Robinson 2012; US$ 16.03
Up to a quarter of the UK population is currently believed to misuse alcohol. This first self-help book aimed specifically at problem drinking uses an approach based on real clinical practice, first to recognize alcohol misuse and then, using proven Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) techniques, to show the drinker how to turn the tables and regain... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 63.95
Asian Tsunami and Social Work Practice presents an inside look at the complicated nature of disaster preparedness and how it relates to poverty, trauma, community development, and service delivery systems. Health, human services, and mental health professionals from countries still reeling from the devastations of the Asian Tsunami of 2004 reflect... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 25.95
Why do we remain unprepared for the next terrorist attack or natural disaster? Where are we most vulnerable? How have we allowed our government to be so negligent? Who will keep you and your family safe? Is America living on borrowed time? How can we become a more resilient nation? Americans are in denial when it comes to facing up to how vulnerable... more...
- Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 19.99
Introduction What is catastrophe? The organization of this book Some useful disctinctions 1. What are the catastrohpic risks, and how catastrophic are they? Natural catastrophes Scientific accidents Other unintended man-made catastrophes Intentional catastrophes Catastrophic synergies and lesser-included catastrophes 2. Why so little is being done... more...
- Springer 2007; US$ 189.00
International terrorism remains a significant threat to the peace of the world. Weapons using various materials and delivery systems have been directed against cities and infrastructure, and other materials are postulated to be usable within the near future. Some of these materials are unusual or exotic, while some are modifications of materials used... more...