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Boundary Retracement: Processes and Procedures

Donald A. Wilson
February 20, 2017

The survey and the transference are the distinctive and operative acts in the transmission of real property and, where they differ from each other, one must of necessity control the other. This book addresses the aforementioned concepts by external explanations in order to understand the...

Advances in Crisis and Emergency Management: Theory and Practice

Ali Farazmand
February 15, 2017

As the world becomes more populated and globally connected, issues in security, systems viability, and the future must be addressed and managed. This book navigates the increasingly complicated advances in theory and practice in the twin fields of crisis and emergency management. It focuses on...

The Four Stages of Highly Effective Crisis Management: How to Manage the Media in the Digital Age, Second Edition

Jane Jordan-Meier
February 15, 2017

From the Japanese tsunami and Boston Marathon bombings to the Arab Spring in the Middle East, social media has proven its power to save lives. The second edition of this acclaimed text examines how rapidly evolving social media and Web 2.0 technologies have changed the crisis management landscape....

Principles of Emergency Management and Emergency Operations Centers (EOC), Second Edition

Michael J. Fagel
February 15, 2017

Emergency operations centers (EOCs) are the hub of response efforts during disasters. Emergency managers and their staff coordinate incoming information from the field and the public to coordinate response and rescue efforts. They also deploy resources and communicate with other government agencies...

Plastic Marine Debris: Environmental Science, Public Health Risks, and Policy Solutions

Sasha Adkins
February 15, 2017

This book shows how toxic chemicals in plastics, which are changing the balances of our seas, are a contributing factor in the premature puberty of girls and other serious endocrine disruptions. The book familiarizes readers with the current state of plastic marine debris, using language accessible...

Understanding and Combating Terrorist Financing

Amit Kumar, Dennis M. Lormel
January 26, 2017

In an increasingly open society and global economy, the issue of terrorist financing is demanding increased attention from diverse financial institutions and charitable organizations across the public and private spectrum. Even inadvertent association can result in a host of negative consequences...

Public Corruption: Regional and National Perspectives on Procurement Fraud

Petter Gottschalk, Perry Stanislas
January 17, 2017

This volume presents the latest scholarly research on the practice of public corruption. The authors explore the causes and methods of fraud-related crime, as well as how it can be detected. The book also investigates the best strategies to prevent corruption, as well as convention...

Transportation and Strategic Asset Management: A Sustainable Approach to Maintain Critical Infrastructure

Erik Stromberg, Thomas H. Wakeman III
January 15, 2017

Long-term financial planning and sound governance is essential for maintaining transportation infrastructure and assets. Public-private sector partnerships and cooperation are vital. This book looks at the current state of our infrastructure and ways to better maintain it with environmentally...

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...

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...

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...

Futures Research and Environmental Sustainability: Theory and Method

James K. Lein
December 01, 2016

This book explores the challenges of presenting sustainability as a more actionable or practical concept and identifying approaches that might offer useful assistance in addressing the temporal and spatial representation of sustainability. The underlying premise of this book is that sustainability...

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