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- World Health Organization 2008; US$ 15.00
Older people have often been overlooked in disasters and conflicts, and their concerns have rarely been addressed by emergency programs or planners. This analysis seeks to highlight factors that particularly affect older people in emergencies, especially health-related concerns, propose a strategy to raise awareness about older people in emergencies... more...
- Springer 2009; US$ 89.95
Recent disasters, such as the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami, bomb explosions in London, Hurricane Katrina, the Pakistan Earthquake, floods in Central America, and landslides in Indonesia, among many others, have resulted in an extensive loss of life, social disruption, significant economic impacts to local and national economies, and have made headline... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2007; US$ 32.95
Hurricane Katrina brought to light many questions about Americans' preparedness for handling large-scale disasters: Is FEMA effective? Are the local, state, and federal governments sufficiently coordinated? Examining issues from various perspectives, this work offers students the tools to form their own opinions by bringing such events into focus. more...
- Other Press 2009; US$ 12.99
In the early 1980s, Brian O?Dea was operating a $100 million a year, 120-man drug smuggling business, and had developed a terrifying cocaine addiction. Under increasing threat from the DEA in 1986 for importing seventy-five tons of marijuana into the United States, he quit the trade?and the drugs?and began working with recovering addicts in Santa Barbara.... more...
- International Development Research Centre 2002; US$ 35.00
This book examines this dilemma from various local perspectives, through eye-opening case studies from Bosnia, Guatemala, Haiti, Mozambique, Sierra Leone, and Sri Lanka. In doing so, it finds real hope and real possibilities amidst the prevailing rhetoric and confusion. more...
- Infobase Publishing 2009; US$ 54.00
The term 'genocide' was coined in 1944, but it has been practiced for centuries. The intent of one people to deliberately wipe out another can be traced back to the ancient world, and it continues today despite efforts from the United Nations and international treaties such as the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2009; US$ 54.00
As the single largest preventable cause of premature death, tobacco use kills hundreds of thousands of people each year. A host of new laws has increased taxes on cigarettes and restricted smoking in public places, and U.S. smoking rates have declined. But nearly one in five adults in the United States still smokes. Despite vigorous criticism from... more...
- Lexington Books 2009; US$ 34.99
As more scholars in Criminology become aware that the author behind the scholarship is becoming just as important as the work itself, they are casting an ever increasing eye at the personal context in which the authors are writing. Critical Voices in Criminology provides an opportunity for figures in and around critical criminology to discuss their... more...
- Wiley 2009; US$ 41.95
This ABC introduces medicine in areas of conflict or natural disaster responding to the growing number of regions affected. Chapters deal with subjects such as earthquakes and landslides as well as nuclear incidents and biological warfare both nationally and internationally. It covers both logistical planning and medical aid as well as post-conflict... more...
- DK Publishing 2001; US$ 15.99
Here is a compelling guide to the exciting world of the emergency rescue services. Dramatic full-color photographs of real incidents, equipment, clothing, and rescue techniques offer insight into the dangerous work of the heroes who risk their lives to save others. See the protective clothing that firefighters wear, the first rescue vehicles, how... more...