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Encyclopedia Of Disasters

Author: Angus Macleod Gunn
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 0313087474
Size: 43.82 MB
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Provides an accessible introduction to the most important disasters - both natural and human caused - throughout human history

Encyclopedia Of Disaster Relief

Author: K. Bradley Penuel
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1452266395
Size: 60.78 MB
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Request a FREE 30-day online trial to this title at! 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

Disasters And Tragic Events An Encyclopedia Of Catastrophes In American History 2 Volumes

Author: Mitchell Newton-Matza
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610691660
Size: 61.65 MB
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From the Salem Witch Trials of 1692 to the Sandy Hook school massacre of 2012, this two-volume encyclopedia surveys tragic events—natural and man-made, famous and forgotten—that helped shape American history. • Covers a wide range of topics, from the infamous to the obscure • Places each event in context, giving it deeper meaning and showing its impact • Includes primary source material from U.S. Supreme Court cases, presidential speeches, eyewitness accounts, state and federal legislation, and federal government investigations • Brings the events it covers to life through photos and illustrations

U X L Encyclopedia Of Weather And Natural Disasters

Author: Gale Research Inc
ISBN: 9781410332905
Size: 55.91 MB
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UXL Encyclopedia of Weather and Natural Disasters, Second Edition, is a revision and update of the 2008 edition that presents comprehensive, up-to-date information on weather and climate basics, weather conditions and phenomena, natural disasters, forecasting, and human influences on weather and climate. Approximately 300 entries, arranged alphabetically across a five volume set, introduce students to the science behind the topics in clear, nontechnical language. The title presents topics relevant in the science classroom and also looks at societal, political, and technological aspects of weather, climate, and natural disasters, including tornadoes, volcanoes, floods, earthquakes, and tsunamis. Features include approximately 280 full-color photos, illustrations, and maps; "Words to Know" and sidebars with interesting facts in each entry; suggested experiments; and a cumulative index. Primary audience is students and educators in middle schools. Features and Benefits *As Earth's weather and climate reality evolves, students will need up to date, easy to understand information on the topic. * Meets the needs of middle school students for more information than the many small topical weather books by elementary publishers provide, at a more accessible level than those aimed at high school students and beyond. * Explores weather, climate, and natural disaster topics relevant in the science classroom and also looks at the societal, political, and technological aspects of the topics, providing a cross-disciplinary view of the issues. * Hands-on experiments in some entries and front matter encourage students to go beyond memorization of factual data and utilize evidence-based reasoning to come to conclusions.

Darkest Hours

Author: Jay Robert Nash
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1590775260
Size: 45.78 MB
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Here is Jay Robert Nash's exhaustive chronology of world disaster's—900 disasters, from sinking ships to famines treated in-depth, often accompanied by eye-witness accounts and illustrations. But Darkest Hour is no mere listing, no dry catalog of events. In hundreds of instances Nash's research led him behind the event itself to the intensely human story of reactions to catastrophe. He has put together fascinating accounts of incredible courage and heroism. In the Anchorage, Alaska quake of 1964: “Dr. Perry Mead, Anchorage's only neurosurgeon, was operating on victims when he was told his twelve year-old son had attempted to rescue his baby brother and had been killed along with the baby. The valiant doctor, tears streaming down his face, continued his operation.” Nash has also recorded equally compelling tales of extreme cowardice, avarice and greed. The descriptive accounts cover air crashes, mine disasters, storms, catastrophes at sea, train wrecks, and many others. In most cases, a prerequisite for inclusion in the general narrative was that the event must have taken the lives of twenty or more persons. An invaluable reference tool for both specialists and the general public, Darkest Hours also makes intriguing reading in its own right.

Encyclopedia Of Terrorist Natural And Man Made Disasters

Author: Michael I. Greenberg
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 9780763737825
Size: 30.83 MB
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Encyclopedia of Terrorist, Natural, and Man-Made Disasters discusses major toxicological incidents, both man-made and environmental in nature. Many of the man-made incidents resulting from occupational or industrial accidents have also led to environmental contamination, illness, and death for a great number of victims. Now for the first time, these occurrences with hazardous material are documented in a single index -- Encyclopedia of Terrorist, Natural, and Man-Made Disasters. An ideal resource for emergency physicians, EMS professionals, public health professionals, and toxicologists, this encyclopedia describes incidents that can be traced through history. Each event has been researched and reference citations are included. With over 1200 entries, the entire encyclopedia can be searched by source, date, or type of disaster! Book includes a CD-ROM!