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- Edward Elgar Publishing 2013; US$ 40.00
The need to 'disaster proof' development is increasingly recognised by development agencies, as is the need to engender both development and disaster response. This unique book explores what these processes mean for development and disasters in practice. Sarah Bradshaw critically examines key notions, such as gender, vulnerability, risk, and... more...
- Skyhorse Publishing, Inc. 2011; US$ 16.95
Ninety-nine percent of the time, the world spins like a top, the skies are clear, and your refrigerator is full of good food. But the world is a volatile place?storms rage, fires burn, and diseases spread. No one is ever completely safe. Humans live as part of a very complex ecosystem that is unpredictable and merciless. Could you protect your family... more...
- Hazelden Publishing 2013; US$ 49.95
An extraordinary reproduction of the original working manuscript of Alcoholics Anonymous, with essays and notes by a panel of celebrated AA historians. The Book That Started It All offers fresh insights into the history and foundation of the revolutionary Alcoholics Anonymous program. Reproduced in this elegant gift edition with essays and notes... more...
- Rutgers University Press 2013; US$ 24.95
Based on FBI and other government files, trial transcripts, and the latest scholarship, this book provides a lively narrative of shootouts, car chases, courtroom clashes, wire tapping and rub-outs in the 1920s, the 1930s, and beyond, acknowledging how the Prohibition generation?Al Capone, Lucky Luciano, and Dutch Schultz, among others?forever transformed... more...
- Skyhorse Publishing, Inc. 2013; US$ 16.95
Are you and your family self-reliant? Will you be able to provide for them and keep them safe? The best way to prepare for the future is not through fancy tools and gadgets?it?s experience and knowledge that will best equip you to handle the unexpected. Everyone begins somewhere, especially with disaster preparedness. In 52 Prepper's Projects ,... more...
- Skyhorse Publishing, Inc. 2011; US$ 14.95
From the bestselling author of The Last Emperor comes this rip-roaring history of the government?s attempt to end America?s love affair with liquor?which failed miserably. On January 16, 1920, America went dry. For the next thirteen years, the Eighteenth Amendment prohibited the making, selling, or transportation of ?intoxicating liquors,?... more...
- RAND Corporation 2013; US$ 9.95
This report relates what professionals believe creates surprise, how they respond to it, and how the effects of surprise can be mitigated. RAND researchers interviewed representatives from 13 diverse professions and identified some common coping strategies, such as relying on past experience and trying to reduce the level of chaos in the environment. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 74.95
Social Media in Disaster Response focuses on how emerging social web tools provide researchers and practitioners with new opportunities to address disaster communication and information design for participatory cultures. Both groups, however, currently lack research toolkits for tracing participant networks across systems; there is little understanding... more...
- Hay House, Inc. 2010; US$ 14.95
Do you sometimes worry that you drink too much?Do you wonder why you rely on alcohol to relax or have fun?Think of what having control over this will do for both your health and your wealth!Most people wonder at some point if their relationship with alcohol is a positive one and feel guilty that 'just the one' more often turns into 'just... more...
- Kohlhammer Verlag 2012; US$ 25.32
Hauptbeschreibung Angehörige der Freiwilligen Feuerwehr setzen bei Einsätzen nicht selten ihr eigenes Leben aufs Spiel, um andere Menschen zu retten, Brände zu bekämpfen und Eigentum zu schützen. Aber wie steht es eigentlich um ihre Sicherheit? Wie kann der Feuerwehrdienst sicherer gemacht werden und was ist, wenn trotzdem etwas passiert? In diesem... more...