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  • Resilienzentwicklung durch Selbsthilfeby Kerstin Keup

    Diplomica Verlag 2009; US$ 37.16

    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...

  • The Edge of Disasterby Stephen Flynn

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 25.95

    Why do we remain unprepared for the next terrorist attack or natural disaster? Where are we most vulnerable? How have we allowed our government to be so negligent? Who will keep you and your family safe? Is America living on borrowed time? How can we become a more resilient nation? Americans are in denial when it comes to facing up to how vulnerable... more...

  • Catastropheby Richard A. Posner

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 19.99

    Introduction What is catastrophe? The organization of this book Some useful disctinctions 1. What are the catastrohpic risks, and how catastrophic are they? Natural catastrophes Scientific accidents Other unintended man-made catastrophes Intentional catastrophes Catastrophic synergies and lesser-included catastrophes 2. Why so little is being done... more...

  • NATO and Terrorismby Frances L. Edwards; Friedrich Steinhausler

    Springer 2007; US$ 189.00

    International terrorism remains a significant threat to the peace of the world. Weapons using various materials and delivery systems have been directed against cities and infrastructure, and other materials are postulated to be usable within the near future. Some of these materials are unusual or exotic, while some are modifications of materials used... more...

  • Supporting the Private Sector and Social Partners in Response to Conflicts and Natural Disastersby International Labour Office

    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...

  • Alcoholby Heather Lehr Wagner

    Infobase Publishing 2003; US$ 36.00

    Drugs are everywhere--on our streets, in our homes, and in our schools--but straight facts about drugs are not. Drugs: The Straight Facts fills this void with candid discussions that emphasize a historical and scientific approach to learning about drugs, their use, and their effect on the user's health. Learn about alcohol's effects on the... more...

  • Disaster Responseby Fred C. Pampel

    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...

  • Starting Overby Bob Gass

    ReadHowYouWant 2009; US$ 9.99

    Failing does not make you a failure quitting does! Not learning from it does! Failing to see beyond it does! This is a book of hope. The only person who can stop you from moving forward is you. Regardless of how much you've been through, you can rise up and learn to take control of your life. more...

  • Wine Drinking Culture in Franceby Marion Demossier

    University of Wales Press 2010; US$ 85.00

    Wine drinking culture in France has traditionally been a source of pride for the French and in an age of concerns about the dangers of ‘binge-drinking’, a major cause of jealousy for the British. Wine drinking and the culture associated with it are, for many, an essential part of what it means to be French, but they are also part of a national... more...

  • 5 ans de réponse aux catastrophesby Marcel-M. Boucher

    Presses de l''niversite du Quebec 1996; US$ 18.75

    En présentant diverses expériences vécues en situation de crises ou de catastrophes, ce volume s'adresse à toute personne qui de près ou de loin joue un rôle dans la réponse aux grandes urgences : les responsables des services d'incendie, de police, de communication, de sécurité civile, les médecins,... more...