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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...

Disaster Recovery: Community-Based Psychosocial Support in the Aftermath

Joseph O. Prewitt Diaz
May 29, 2018

This new volume, Disaster Recovery: Community-Based Psychosocial Support in the ​Aftermath, provides a wealth of realistic and applicable information for addressing mental health related issues resulting from disasters. It will provide readers with both a theoretical and practical look at...

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,...

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...

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...

Communicating Emergency Preparedness: Practical Strategies for the Public and Private Sectors, Second Edition

Damon P. Coppola, Erin K. Maloney
June 12, 2017

This fully revised edition of Communicating Emergency Preparedness: Practical Strategies for the Public and Private Sectors includes timely case studies, events, and references to articles and opinions about the direction of emergency preparedness communication. The authors draw upon their...

Physical Security and Environmental Protection

John Perdikaris
March 30, 2017

Manage a Hazard or Threat Effectively and Prevent It from Becoming a Disaster When disaster strikes, it can present challenges to those caught off guard, leaving them to cope with the fallout. Adopting a risk management approach to addressing threats, vulnerability, and risk assessments is...

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...

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...

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...

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