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  • Humanitarian Crises, Intervention and Securityby Liesbet Heyse; Andrej Zwitter; Rafael Wittek; Joost Herman

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 135.00

    This book presents a new framework of analysis to assess natural and man-made disasters and humanitarian crises, and the feasibility of interventions in these complex emergencies. The past half-century has witnessed a dramatic increase in such crises - such as in Haiti, Iraq and Sudan - and this volume aims to pioneer a theory-based, interdisciplinary... more...

  • Humanitarian Logisticsby Martin Christopher; Peter Tatham

    Kogan Page 2014; US$ 70.00

    Humanitarian Logistics examines the key challenges facing those whose role it is to organize and distribute resources in the most difficult of situations. This multi-contributor title includes insights from some of the world's leading experts in humanitarian logistics. It examines key issues including, warehousing, procurement and funding.With particular... more...

  • CBRN and Hazmat Incidents at Major Public Eventsby Dan Kaszeta

    Wiley 2014; US$ 82.95

    Sets forth what to do and what not to do to keep people and property safe Based on the author's more than two decades of managing core facets of emergency planning and response, this book enables readers to minimize the possibility of a chemical, biological, radiological, or nuclear (CBRN) disaster or a hazardous material (hazmat) incident at... more...

  • Disasters and Vulnerable Populationsby Lisa Baker; Loretta Cormier

    Springer Publishing Company 2014; US$ 70.00

    Vulnerable populations such as children, older adults, and people with disabilities are disproportionately affected by large-scale disasters. This book is a valuable resource for students and professionals in the fields of social work, counseling, nursing, and mental health who need information on the best evidence-based interventions for disaster... more...

  • Shortsby Tessie Regan

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2014; US$ 15.95

    Blunt, witty and honest, Tess Regan's collection of short stories, poems and illustrations tell a personal tale of alcoholism, Asperger's syndrome and an unusual spiritual journey. They will be invaluable reading for anyone on the autism spectrum dealing with alcoholism or mental illness, their friends, family and the associated professionals. more...

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

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2014; US$ 34.72

    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 Risk Management in Asia and the Pacificby Ian Davis

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 160.00

    This book uses two international frameworks?the Millennium Development Goals and the Hyogo Framework for Action, a program focused on disaster risk management?to study the key trends in the region in terms of disaster incidence, sources of vulnerability and social and economic challenges. As both frameworks draw to a close, international debate is... more...

  • Alcohol in World Historyby Gina Hames

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 29.95

    From the origins of drinking to the use and abuse of alcohol in the present day, this global historical study draws on approaches and research from biology, anthropology, sociology and psychology. Topics covered include: the impact of colonialism alcohol before the world economy industrialization and alcohol globalization,... more...

  • Resilienz im Sozialenby Martin Endreß; Andrea Maurer

    Springer 2014; US$ 49.99

    Das Konzept ?Resilienz? erfahrt seit wenigen Jahren in der Soziologie eine bemerkenswerte Resonanz. Es scheint fur die Sozialwissenschaften allgemein und die Soziologie im Besonderen eine interessante und vielversprechende neue Zugangsweise zu zentralen gesellschaftlichen Themen und Handlungsfeldern zu bieten. Mit dieser Buchpublikation liegt erstmals... more...

  • Human Factors Challenges in Emergency Managementby Christine Owen

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    The fire and emergency services is a particularly large industry - in Australia alone it employs 250,000 personnel - yet there is very little by way of published human factors books addressing this sector directly. This book provides an overview of state-of-the-art research that has been conducted within Australia, funded by the Bushfire Cooperative... more...