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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...

Traumatic Event Management: An Individualized Approach for Effective Treatment

Tania Glenn
January 15, 2017

Exploring effective traumatic event management for all personnel who have experienced a trauma, this book demonstrates how to establish a comprehensive system and apply the most effective intervention and treatment at the right time for each individual. The book will be essential to emergency...

Emergency Planning for Nuclear Power Plants

Paul Elkmann
January 10, 2017

This book provides a history of emergency planning with respect to nuclear power plant accidents from the 1950’s to the 2000’s.  It gives an overview of essential concepts that a working emergency planner should know, including brief overviews of the health physics and plant engineering that...

International Disaster Health Care: Preparedness, Response, Resource Management, and Education

Girish Bobby Kapur, Amado Alejandro Baez
December 30, 2016

International Disaster Health Care: Preparedness, Response, Resource Management, and Education provides a complete image of the needs, concerns, and insights that relate to disaster preparedness from an international health-care perspective. The United Nations has recognized the devastating...

Coming Home after Disaster: Multiple Dimensions of Housing Recovery

Alka Sapat, Ann-Margaret Esnard
December 28, 2016

Post-disaster housing concerns and dilemmas are complex, global in nature, and are inextricably intertwined with social, economic, and political considerations.  The multi-faceted nature of housing recovery requires a holistic approach that accounts for its numerous dimensions and contours that are...

Environmental Radioactivity and Emergency Preparedness

Mats Isaksson, Christopher L. Raaf
December 21, 2016

Radioactive sources such as nuclear power installations can pose a great threat to both humans and our environment. How do we measure, model and regulate such threats? Environmental Radioactivity and Emergency Preparedness addresses these topical questions and aims to plug the gap in the lack of...

North American Border Conflicts: Race, Politics, and Ethics

Laurence Armand French, Magdaleno Manzanarez
December 21, 2016

North American Border Conflicts: Race, Politics, and Ethics adds to the current discussion on class, race, ethnic, and sectarian divides, not only within the United States but throughout the Americas in general. The book explores the phenomenon of border challenges throughout the world,...

Responses to Disasters and Climate Change: Understanding Vulnerability and Fostering Resilience

Michele Companion, Miriam S. Chaiken
December 20, 2016

As the global climate shifts, communities are faced with a myriad of mitigation and adaptation challenges. These highlight the political, cultural, economic, social, and physical vulnerability of social groups, communities, families, and individuals. They also foster resilience and creative...

Effective Communication During Disasters: Making Use of Technology, Media, and Human Resources

Girish Bobby Kapur, Sarah Bezek, Jonathan Dyal
December 16, 2016

In today’s world, there are new opportunities for disaster communications through modern technology and social media. Social network applications such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram can connect friends, family, first responders, and those providing relief and assistance. However, social media...

Crisis Communication: Case Studies and Lessons Learned from International Disasters

Kjell Brataas
December 15, 2016

The book takes a close and "inside" look at recent tragedies and natural disasters and focuses on the communication aspect of each incident. For most case studies, it provides accounts from people handling the event, e.g. communication staff or management. Each chapter begins with an eye...

Private Investigation and Homeland Security

Daniel J. Benny
December 15, 2016

The threat against the homeland continues and the private investigator plays a critical part in this effort. This includes in providing criminal, civil and background investigation, protective service, security consulting and electronic sweeps. The text will provide an overview of the role of...

Critical Infrastructure Protection, Risk Management, and Resilience: A Policy Perspective

Kelley Cronin, Nancy E. Marion
December 06, 2016

Critical Infrastructure Protection and Risk Management covers the history of risk assessment, crtical infrastructure protection, and the various structures that make up the homeland security enterprise. The authors examine risk assessment in the public and private sectors, the evolution of laws and...

Homeland Security: An Introduction to Principles and Practice, Third Edition

Charles P. Nemeth
December 06, 2016

Since formed in 2002, DHS has been at the forefront of determining and furthering some of the most hotly debated security issues facing the U.S. and global community in the 21st century. Nearly 200 university programs with undergrad and graduate majors have cropped up in the last dozen-plus years...

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