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- McGraw-Hill Education 2007; US$ 44.00
How do criminologists go about studying crime and its consequences? Research on crime and criminality is often referred to by the media, policy makers and practitioners, but where does this research come from and how reliable is it? This book covers various topics that you may encounter when researching crime. more...
- The Royal College of Psychiatrists 2000; US$ 18.00
The 'drug problem' is getting steadily worse. Convictions for drug offences, number of known addicts and Customs seizures have been rising inexorably for 40 years. So has the number of young people using illegal drugs. Similar changes are occuring in other countries and the vast international drug trade defies all attempts to suppress it. Yet, remarkably,... 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...
- Springer 2009; US$ 89.95
Recent disasters, such as the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami, bomb explosions in London, Hurricane Katrina, the Pakistan Earthquake, floods in Central America, and landslides in Indonesia, among many others, have resulted in an extensive loss of life, social disruption, significant economic impacts to local and national economies, and have made headline... more...
- Other Press 2009; US$ 12.99
In the early 1980s, Brian O?Dea was operating a $100 million a year, 120-man drug smuggling business, and had developed a terrifying cocaine addiction. Under increasing threat from the DEA in 1986 for importing seventy-five tons of marijuana into the United States, he quit the trade?and the drugs?and began working with recovering addicts in Santa Barbara.... more...
- International Development Research Centre 2002; US$ 35.00
This book examines this dilemma from various local perspectives, through eye-opening case studies from Bosnia, Guatemala, Haiti, Mozambique, Sierra Leone, and Sri Lanka. In doing so, it finds real hope and real possibilities amidst the prevailing rhetoric and confusion. more...
- DK Publishing 2009; US$ 14.95
Ready for anything. Both natural and man-made disasters seem to occur with greater frequency. While these disasters can be devastating, the vast majority of casualties are caused by a lack of preparation. The Complete Idiot's Guide(r) to Disaster Preparedness teaches readers the right steps to prepare the home or office for a disaster, and about... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 45.95
Bringing together leading researchers from geography, political science, sociology, public policy and technology studies, "Disrupted Cities" exposes the politics of well-known disruptions such as devastation of New Orleans in 2005, the global SARS outbreak in 2002-3, and the great power collapse in the North Eastern US in 2003. But the book... 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...