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- John Blake Publishing 2015; US$ 9.99
THE STUFF OF NIGHTMARES?A man alone in a bedsit with a young woman friend, who suddenly unleashes a deadly onslaught, without warning or reason.The stabs don't hurt. They seem more like punches. Then he realises that the red liquid pumping out of his body and on to the floor is his blood. He doesn't realise, as he drifts into unconsciousness before... more...
- Henry Holt and Co. 2010; US$ 12.00
The New York Times bestselling author of Better and Complications reveals the surprising power of the ordinary checklist We live in a world of great and increasing complexity, where even the most expert professionals struggle to master the tasks they face. Longer training, ever more advanced technologies?neither seems to prevent grievous... more...
- Wiley 2015; US$ 26.95 US$ 23.36
This fully revised edition of Martin Shaw’s classic, award-winning text proposes a way through the intellectual confusion surrounding genocide. In a thorough account of the idea’s history, Shaw considers its origins and development and its relationships to concepts like ethnic cleansing and politicide. Offering a radical critique... more...
- Oxford University Press 2007; US$ 18.99 US$ 16.33
Social psychologist James Waller uncovers the internal and external factors that can lead ordinary people to commit extraordinary acts of evil. Waller offers a sophisticated and comprehensive psychological view of how anyone can potentially participate in heinous crimes against humanity. He outlines the evolutionary forces that shape human nature,... more...
- International Labour Office 2005; US$ 5.00
Focuses on ways of coping with socio-economic and employment challenges of responding to crises arising from natural disaster, man-made catastrophe, or war. Reports on best practices and new avenues for crisis response and early warning, with examples from 14 developing countries around the world. more...
- Infobase Publishing 2007; US$ 54.00
It is impossible to ignore the relentless media reports of various human-made and natural disasters and the constant threats they pose to our society. Beyond the news headlines, recent disasters have prompted the restructuring of the U.S. government, namely the formation of the Department of Homeland Security and the reorganization of the Federal Emergency... more...
- Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2010; US$ 199.00
The purpose of this e-book is to provide an introduction to the challenges of humanitarian aid logistics. The e-book provides an overview of the humanitarian logistic field and focuses on a number of key areas in which the principles and practices supporting commercial supply network management have the potential to offer significant improvement in... more...
- Zed Books 2012; US$ 34.95
The emergence, or re-emergence, of numerous nations as partners and donors in international development has become a subject of intense interest and analysis. Drawing on the authors rich original research, whilst expertly condensing published and unpublished material, From Recipients to Donors explores the range of opportunities and challenges... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95
Latin American cocaine trafficking organizations comprise an indigenous, globally competitive, multinational industry. Their business operations are deeply ingrained within the economic and political systems of countries throughout the region. While criminal enterprises operate in a more complex and uncertain setting than licit firms, their competitive... more...
- Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2014; US$ 46.80
This book shows how Chinese officials have responded to popular and international pressure, while at the same time seeking to preserve their own careers, in the context of disaster management. Using the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake as a case study, it illustrates how authoritarian regimes are creating new governance mechanisms in response to the changing... more...