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- International Development Research Centre 2001; US$ 30.00
Much has been written about the need to build local capacities in emergency and postemergency situations. Many relief programs, however, remain characterized by externality: in their funding, accountabilities, approach to management, and dependence upon expatriate staff. Reality often flies in the face of stated policy and good intentions. In reality,... more...
- Oxford University Press 1986; US$ 99.99
This unique, comparative examination of the different ways in which modern democratic societies provide welfare today focuses on the welfare strategies and experiences of the U.S., Japan, Great Britain, Scandinavia, Germany, and Israel, discussing each society's ideas about the best way for the state, the market, and the household to contribute to... more...
- IOS Press 2006; US$ 183.00
Natural and man-made disasters, like floods and eruptions of volcanoes, have tormented mankind since antiquity. Despite all the warning signs, it is certain that when the eruption of Vesuvius started on the morning of 24 August, CE 79, it caught the local population of Pompeii utterly unprepared for the major disaster that ultimately ruined the entire... more...
- World Health Organization 2006; US$ 13.50
The European Region is the WHO region with the highest alcohol intake in the world. Not only per capita consumption but also the disease burden from alcohol are twice the world average. Alcohol is the third-largest risk factor for death and disability in the Region and the largest risk factor among young people. The framework for alcohol policy in... more...
- World Health Organization 2004; US$ 54.00
The Global Status Report on Alcohol 2004 is a new edition of the Report published by WHO in 1999. This edition provides an update of the role of alcohol in global health and contains data not found in the earlier edition. The Report seeks to document what is known about alcohol consumption and drinking patterns among various population groups, alcohol's... more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2006; US$ 47.00
The use of support groups in healthcare, education and also elements of commerce and industry has great potential. This book uses the conversational/tutorial approach in teaching the basic skills of running support groups. more...
- World Scientific Publishing Company 2005; US$ 157.00
This volume contains the proceedings of the 32nd International Seminar on Nuclear War and Planetary Emergencies, which was attended by global leaders in their scientific fields, advisors to presidents, defence secretaries, and high-level diplomats. Readers are invited to participate in the fascinating debate on the wide range of subjects covered including... more...
- Springer US 2006; Not Available
A myriad of models are available to guide practice before, during, and following disasters. As emphasized in this book, we value the role of research in informing our assessment, education, and intervention efforts in this area. Keeping an eye on those elements that have research backing certainly assists with quality control generally. However, more... more...
- Pan American Health Organization 2003; US$ 30.00
This disk contains: A technical publication that summarizes the function of laboratories and blood banks in disaster situations, and the actions they can take to be better prepared. A PowerPoint presentation for training purposes, which can be used in seminars and courses. A special script on the content of the presentation. more...
- Scribner 2007; US$ 24.00
From the award-winning author of Change Me into Zeus's Daughter comes this compelling memoir about a single mother determined to break the patterns that she has been taught. Barbara Robinette Moss grew up in the red clay hills of Alabama, the fourth of eight children, in a childhood defined by close sibling alliances, staggering poverty, and uncommon... more...