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  • Die Hamburger Sturmflut von 1962by Martina Heßler; Christian Kehrt

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2014; US$ 30.78

    Im Februar 1962 traf eine Sturmflut die Stadt Hamburg. 315 Tote, 20.000 Evakuierte und über 60 Deichbrüche schockierten nicht nur die Stadt Hamburg, sondern auch die junge Bundesrepublik. Niemand hatte mit einer Naturkatastrophe gerechnet. Risikobewusstsein und Katastrophenschutz in modernen Gesellschaften stellen daher zentrale Themen des Bandes dar.... more...

  • Disaster Preparedness NYCby Olivia Maria Jovine; Vicki Ford

    Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 14.95

    If you live in New York City, you know this great city has seen and recovered from many disasters of every scale. But if the next Hurricane Sandy, 9/11, blizzard, power outage, fire, or heat wave hits your borough, would you be ready? With Disaster Preparedness NYC , learn what it takes to be prepared and react to disaster. This book is the go-to... more...

  • Disaster Response and Recoveryby David A. McEntire

    Wiley 2015; US$ 69.95

    Provides an overview of the various types of disasters that mayoccur, the myriad of actors that are involved in emergencymanagement, and the diverse theoretical frameworks from whichpost-disaster activities may be approached. ? Includes updated chapters keeping the material freshand accessible while incorporating recent changes in policy and newresearch... more...

  • The Right to Social Security and National Developmentby Peter Townsend

    International Labour Office 2007; US$ 5.00

    Traces the historical experience in developed and developing countries of putting into practice rights to social security, including social insurance, and an adequate standard of living. Outlines three distinct forms of models for welfare states: the Nordic or Social Democratic model (Scandinavia), the Corporatist model (Germany), and the Liberal or... more...

  • The Role of Social Health Protection in Reducing Povertyby Maria-Pia Waelkens; Werner Soors; Bart Criel

    International Labour Office 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...

  • Post-millennium Trends in Substance use by Young Peopleby Judith Aldridge

    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 people’s 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...

  • Disaster Management and the Built Environmentby Professor Dilanthi Amaratunga

    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...

  • Alcoholby David Triggle

    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...

  • Resilienzentwicklung durch Selbsthilfeby Kerstin Keup

    Diplomica Verlag 2009; US$ 31.05

    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...

  • Drinkby Ann Dowsett Johnston

    HarperCollins Canada 2013; US$ 14.99

    ?A game-changing look at one of our culture?s hidden problems. . . . Honest, brave and inspirational.? — Margaret Trudeau Over the past few decades, the feminist revolution has had enormous ramifications. Women outnumber their male counterparts in postsecondary education in most of the developed world and are about to do the same in the workplace.... more...