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Logistics and Transportation Security: A Strategic, Tactical, and Operational Guide to Resilience

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Maria G. Burns
October 22, 2015

"Professor Burns has captured the essence of transportation security, one of today's most pressing concerns. As the rate of globalization and world trade increases, security and supply chain resilience are at the core of one’s global transportation network. This is a timely and well written contri...

A Futurist's Guide to Emergency Management

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Adam S. Crowe
May 20, 2015

A Futurist's Guide to Emergency Management provides interdisciplinary analysis on how particular sets of conditions may occur in the future by evaluating global trends, possible scenarios, emerging conditions, and various other elements of risk management. Firmly based in science, the book leverages...

New Developments in Biological and Chemical Terrorism Countermeasures

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Ronald J. Kendall, Steven M. Presley, Seshadri S. Ramkumar
February 17, 2016

A science-based text, New Developments in Biological and Chemical Terrorism Countermeasures presents research that addresses the growing threat of chemical and biological terrorism as well as the need for improvements in the implementation of countermeasures. This new textbook building upon Advances...

Field Confirmation Testing for Suspicious Substances

Rick Houghton
April 18, 2018

Frequently a substance found at a port of entry, waste site, laboratory triage facility, or even in a hazardous materials emergency will be labeled and purportedly identified. But law enforcement and other first responders cannot take this claim at face value, as the accuracy is not confirmed and...

CPTED and Traditional Security Countermeasures: 150 Things You Should Know

Lawrence Fennelly, Marianna Perry
April 18, 2018

CTPED and Traditional Security Countermeasures: 150 Things You Should Know is a handy reference for both seasoned professionals and those just starting out in security and law enforcement.  Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) is a foundational concept to physical security and can...

Natural Hazards: Earthquakes, Volcanoes, and Landslides

Ramesh Singh, Darius Bartlett
March 21, 2018

This book addresses relevant aspects of earthquakes, volcanoes, and landslides from a scientific and applied engineering perspective. It aims to provide information on the physics and physical processes, indicators, monitoring, mitigation, and geology of these natural hazards. The book highlights...

Exploring Natural Hazards: A Case Study Approach

Darius Bartlett, Ramesh Singh
March 16, 2018

This book addresses natural hazards from a scientific and applied engineering perspective. It provides information on the physics and physical processes of a range of natural phenomena that pose hazards to human society, including tropical cyclones, droughts, floods, and lightning. It highlights...

Critical Infrastructures Resilience: Policy and Engineering Principles

Auroop Ratan Ganguly, Udit Bhatia, Stephen E. Flynn
March 05, 2018

This text offers comprehensive and principled, yet practical, guidelines to critical infrastructures resilience. Extreme events and stresses, including those that may be unprecedented but are no longer surprising, have disproportionate effects on critical infrastructures and hence on communities,...

Radar Imaging for Maritime Observation

Fabrizio Berizzi, Marco Martorella, Elisa Giusti
February 12, 2018

Based on the experiences of the Department of Information Engineering of the University of Pisa and the Radar and Surveillance System (RaSS) national laboratory of the National Interuniversity Consortium of Telecommunication (CNIT), Radar Imaging for Maritime Observation presents the most recent...

Crisis Communication: Case Studies and Lessons Learned from International Disasters

Kjell Brataas
February 06, 2018

Crisis Communication is an in-depth examination of recent tragedies and natural disasters that have occurred around the globe. The book covers three types of incidents: natural catastrophes, accidents and terror attacks. It focuses on the communication aspect of each incident and provides...

Countering New(est) Terrorism: Hostage-Taking, Kidnapping, and Active Violence — Assessing, Negotiating, and Assaulting

Bruce Oliver Newsome, James W. Stewart, Aarefah Mosavi
January 22, 2018

How should we analyze and assess new terrorist behaviors? What are the particular risks and challenges from new terrorism? Should we negotiate with terrorists, and, if so, how? When should we use force against terrorists? Countering New(est) Terrorism: Hostage-Taking, Kidnapping, and Active...

U.S. Counterterrorism: From Nixon to Trump – Key Challenges, Issues, and Responses

Michael B. Kraft, Edward Marks
December 12, 2017

"Writing with years of experience in government, Ambassador Edward Marks and Michael Kraft have produced a splendid history of America’s long campaign against terrorism. The book analyzes the recent changes in technology and tactics that have profoundly altered today’s terrorist challenge…to...

Handbook of Emergency Management Concepts: A Step-by-Step Approach

Michael L. Madigan
December 11, 2017

This book provides a step-by-step process that focuses on how to develop, practice, and maintain emergency plans that reflect what must be done before, during, and after a disaster, in order to protect people and property. The communities who preplan and mitigate prior to any incident will be...

Introduction to Intelligence Studies

Carl J. Jensen, III, David H. McElreath, Melissa Graves
November 20, 2017

Introduction to Intelligence Studies provides a comprehensive overview of intelligence and security issues confronting the United States today. Since the attacks of 9/11, the United States Intelligence Community has undergone an extensive overhaul. This textbook provides a comprehensive overview...

Counter-Terrorism for Emergency Responders, Third Edition

Robert A. Burke
November 01, 2017

Using the authors many years of experience in emergency services and his skills as a hazardous materials consultant, prepares the first responder to handle everything from re-establishing control and on-scene triage to investigating the crime. Including information on pre-incident and avoidance...

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