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- Georgetown University Press 2012; US$ 29.95 US$ 23.96
The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and Hurricane Katrina in August 2005, generated a great deal of discussion in public policy and disaster management circles about the importance of increasing national resilience to rebound from catastrophic events. Since the majority of physical and virtual networks that the United States relies upon are... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2013; US$ 40.00
This book explores the role and influence of drink and drugs (primarily opium) in the Old West, which for this book is considered to be America west of the Mississippi from the California gold rush of the 1840s to the closing of the Western Frontier in roughly 1900. This period was the first time in American history that heavy drinking and drug abuse... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2012; US$ 34.00
Each year, natural disasters threaten the strength and stability of communities worldwide. Yet responses to the challenges of recovery vary greatly and in ways that aren?t explained by the magnitude of the catastrophe or the amount of aid provided by national governments or the international community. The difference between resilience and disrepair,... more...
- Springer Japan 2014; US$ 94.71
This book establishes a new, holistic framework for disaster recovery and mitigation, providing a multidisciplinary perspective on the field of risk management strategies and societal and communal resilience. Going beyond narrow approaches that are all too prevalent in the field, this work builds on an optimum combination of community-level networks,... more...
- 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 peoples 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...
- Springer Netherlands 2011; US$ 141.52
Here is a compelling, multifaceted analysis of California?s effort to ensure that acute care hospitals survive earthquakes, and function afterward. Covers public policy design and administration, hazard mitigation investment by targeted organizations and more. more...
- 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...
- World Health Organization 2012; US$ 36.00
This new report uses information gathered in 2011 to update key indicators on alcohol consumption health outcomes and action to reduce harm across the European Union (EU). It gives an overview of the latest research on effective alcohol policies and includes data from the EU Norway and Switzerland on alcohol consumption harm and policy approaches.... more...
- SPCK 2010; US$ 9.78
Problem drinkers destroy not just themselves but their loved ones. Millions of families are trapped by alcohol-related problems such as relationship breakdown, illness, child abuse, domestic violence, sexual problems, and major mental health problems including depression. Living with a Problem Drinker analyses the family dynamics linked with excess,... more...
- Springer New York 2009; US$ 65.54
This timely Handbook is based on the principle that disasters are social constructions and focuses on social science disaster research. It provides an interdisciplinary approach to disasters with theoretical, methodological, and practical applications. more...