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Encyclopedia of Disaster Relief

Encyclopedia of Disaster Relief by K. Bradley Penuel
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This encyclopedia covers response to disasters around the world, from governments to NGOs, from charities to politics, from refugees to health, and from economics to international relations, covering issues in both historical and contemporary context. The volumes include information relevant to students of sociology, national security, economics, health sciences, political science, emergency preparedness, history, agriculture, and many other subjects. The goal is to help readers appreciate the importance of the effects, responsibilities, and ethics of disaster relief, and to initiate educational discussion brought forth by the specific cultural, scientific, and topical articles contained within the work.

Including 425 signed entries in a two-volume set presented in A-to-Z format, and drawing contributors from varied academic disciplines, this encyclopedia also features a preface by Thomas H. Kean and Lee H. Hamilton of the 9/11 Commission. This reference resource examines disaster response and relief in a manner that is authoritative yet accessible, jargon-free, and balanced to help readers better understand issues from varied perspectives.

Key Themes

- Geography

- Government and International Agencies

- History

- Human-induced Disasters

- Infrastructure

- Local Response

- Major Disasters (Relief Case Studies)

- Medicine and Psychology

- Methods and Practices

- Mitigation

- Natural Disasters (Overviews)

- Politics and Funding

- Preparedness

- Recovery

- Response

- Science and Prediction

- Sociology

- U.S. Geographical Response























SAGE Publications; December 2010
985 pages; ISBN 9781452266398
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Title: Encyclopedia of Disaster Relief
Author: K. Bradley Penuel; Matt Statler
 
ISBNs
1452266395
9781412971010
9781452266398