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- Ulysses Press 2015; US$ 15.95
A complete, step-by-step guide to preparing yourself and your community to aid first responders during a disaster situation When disaster strikes, whether it?s a hurricane, flood, or house fire, first responders may not be on scene for crucial minutes, hours, or even days. The Neighborhood Emergency Response Handbook teaches you exactly what to... more...
- OECD Publishing 2015; US$ 49.00
Alcoholic beverages, and their harmful use, have been familiar fixtures in human societies since the beginning of recorded history. Worldwide, alcohol is a leading cause of ill health and premature mortality. It accounts for 1 in 17 deaths, and for a significant proportion of disabilities, especially in men. In OECD countries, alcohol consumption is... more...
- Hazelden Publishing 2015; US$ 14.95
Parents affected by addiction can enable their children?s substance abuse and even model addictive behaviors learned from their own parents, passing the cycle on from generation to generation. Learn what you can do to help yourself, your children, and future generations break the cycle of addiction and addictive behaviors. Having grown up with... more...
- University of California Press 2015; US$ 34.95
Bread from Stones, a highly anticipated book from historian Keith David Watenpaugh, breaks new ground in analyzing the theory and practice of modern humanitarianism. Genocide and mass violence, human trafficking, and the forced displacement of millions in the early twentieth century Eastern Mediterranean form the background for this exploration of... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 56.95
Why did the people of the Zambesi Delta affected by severe flooding return early to their homes or even choose to not evacuate? How is the forced resettlement of small-scale farmers living along the foothills of an active volcano on the Philippines impacting on their day-to-day livelihood routines? Making sense of such questions and observations is... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 135.00
This book critically analyses the changing role and nature of post-Cold War humanitarianism, using Foucault's theories of biopolitics and governmentality. It offers a compelling and insightful interpretation of the policies and practices associated with ?new humanitarianism in general, as well as of the dynamics of two specific international assistance... more...
- De Gruyter 2015; US$ 112.00
The book seeks to understand how societies and cultures deal with disaster and the rhetorical means they resort to in order to represent it. Since culture, the media and the arts deal with the perception and the processing of catastrophe, what kind of social knowledge does this process produce and how does it contribute to the sustainable... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 260.00
The Companion on Humanitarian Action addresses the political, ethical, legal and practical issues which influence reactions to humanitarian crisis. It does so by exploring the daily dilemmas faced by a range of actors, including policy makers, aid workers, the private sector and the beneficiaries of aid and by challenging common perceptions regarding... more...
- Springer International Publishing 2015; US$ 99.00
How can a place be built and managed so that it is safe for people to live? Ironically, many governments and citizens keep on asking the same question after every new disaster. Why, even with high levels of investment in increasing government?s capacity to manage disasters, do the impacts of disasters continue to increase? What can the governments... more...