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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Springer US 2006; US$ 97.97
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...
- 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...
- 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...