There is No Such Thing as a Natural Disaster

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Routledge #ad - There is no such thing as a natural Disaster is the first comprehensive critical book on the catastrophic impact of Hurricane Katrina on New Orleans. Hartman and. It offers strategic guidance for key actors - government agencies, financial institutions, neighbourhood organizations - in efforts to rebuild shattered communities.

There is No Such Thing as a Natural Disaster #ad - Squires assemble two dozen critical scholars and activists who present a multifaceted portrait of the social implications of the disaster. But it is also a huge story for other reasons; the impact of the hurricane was uneven, and race and class were deeply implicated in the unevenness. The book covers the response to the disaster and the roles that race and class played, its impact on housing and redevelopment, the historical context of urban disasters in America and the future of economic development in the region.

The disaster will go down on record as one of the worst in American history, not least because of the government’s inept and cavalier response.

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Heat Wave: A Social Autopsy of Disaster in Chicago

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University of Chicago Press #ad - When the heat wave broke a week later, city streets had buckled; the records for electrical use were shattered; and power grids had failed, leaving residents without electricity for up to two days. Meteorologists had been warning residents about a two-day heat wave, but these temperatures did not end that soon.

On thursday, july 13, 1995, chicagoans awoke to a blistering day in which the temperature would reach 106 degrees. The heat index, which measures how the temperature actually feels on the body, would hit 126 degrees by the time the day was over. Meteorologists and medical scientists have been unable to account for the scale of the trauma, and political officials have puzzled over the sources of the city's vulnerability.

Heat Wave: A Social Autopsy of Disaster in Chicago #ad - Through a combination of years of fieldwork, extensive interviews, and archival research, Klinenberg uncovers how a number of surprising and unsettling forms of social breakdown—including the literal and social isolation of seniors, the institutional abandonment of poor neighborhoods, and the retrenchment of public assistance programs—contributed to the high fatality rates.

For when hundreds of people die behind locked doors and sealed windows, out of contact with friends, and public agencies, family, community groups, everyone is implicated in their demise. The forces that affected Chicago so disastrously remain in play in America's cities, and we ignore them at our peril.

In heat wave, " examining the social, political, eric klinenberg takes us inside the anatomy of the metropolis to conduct what he calls a "social autopsy, and institutional organs of the city that made this urban disaster so much worse than it ought to have been. For the second edition klinenberg has added a new preface showing how climate change has made extreme weather events in urban centers a major challenge for cities and nations across our planet, one that will require commitment to climate-proofing changes to infrastructure rather than just relief responses.

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Hiroshima Diary: The Journal of a Japanese Physician, August 6-September 30, 1945

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The University of North Carolina Press #ad - Hiroshima Diary: The Journal of a Japanese Physician, August 6-September 30, 1945 #ad - Warner wells of the university of north carolina at Chapel Hill, who was a surgical consultant to the Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission and who became a friend of Dr. His compelling diary was originally published by the UNC Press in 1955, with the help of Dr. University of North Carolina Press. Hachiya. Michihiko hachiya was director of the Hiroshima Communications Hospital when the world's first atomic bomb was dropped on the city.

Though his responsibilities in the appalling chaos of a devastated city were awesome, he found time to record the story daily, with compassion and tenderness. In a new foreword, john Dower reflects on the enduring importance of the diary fifty years after the bombing. The late Dr.

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Everything in Its Path: Destruction of Community in the Buffalo Creek Flood

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Simon & Schuster #ad - The result was a collective trauma that lasted longer than the individual traumas caused by the original disaster. The 1977 sorokin award–winning story of Buffalo Creek in the aftermath of a devastating flood. On february 26, 132-million gallons of debris-filled muddy water burst through a makeshift mining-company dam and roared through Buffalo Creek, 1972, a narrow mountain hollow in West Virginia.

Everything in Its Path: Destruction of Community in the Buffalo Creek Flood #ad - . Making extensive use of the words of the people themselves, self-assertion and resignation, rise in out-migration, declining morality, disorientation, self-centeredness and group orientation—and examines the loss of connection, Erikson details the conflicting tensions of mountain life in general—the tensions between individualism and dependency, rise in crime, etc.

That resulted from the sudden loss of neighborhood. University of North Carolina Press. Following the flood, survivors from a previously tightly knit community were crowded into trailer homes with no concern for former neighborhoods.

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Gender and Climate Change: An Introduction

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Routledge #ad - Next it provides a theoretical framework for analyzing climate change manifestations and policies from the perspective of gender and human security. It has significant social impacts and magnifies existing inequalities such as the disparity between women and men in their vulnerability and ability to cope with this global phenomenon.

Although climate change affects everybody it is not gender neutral. Drawing on new research, the actual and potential effects of climate change on gender equality and women's vulnerabilities are examined, both in rural and urban contexts. It starts with a short history of the thinking and practice around gender and sustainable development over the past decades.

Gender and Climate Change: An Introduction #ad - This new textbook, edited by one of the authors of the seminal Women and the Environment in the Third World: Alliance for the Future 1988 which first exposed the links between environmental degradation and unequal impacts on women, provides a comprehensive introduction to gender aspects of climate change.

. The book disputes this characterization and provides many examples of how women around the world organize and build resilience and adapt to climate change and the role they are playing in climate change mitigation. The final section looks at how far gender mainstreaming in climate mitigation and adaptation has advanced, the policy frameworks in place and how we can move from policy to effective action.

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Business Continuity Management: Global Best Practices, 4th Edition

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Rothstein Associates, Incorporated #ad - Each chapter ends with an action plan, pinpointing the primary message of the chapter and a Business Continuity Road Map, outlining the actions for the reader at that level. New in the 4th edition:Supply chain risk -- extensive chapter with valuable advice on contracting. Standards -- timely information and analysis of global/country-specific standards, with detailed appendices on ISO 22301/22313 and NFPA 1600

New technologies and their impact – mobile computing, cloud computing, bring your own device, Internet of things, and more. Case studies – vivid examples of crises and disruptions and responses to them. Horizon scanning of new risks – and a hint of the future of BCM. Professional certification and training – explores issues so important to your career.

Proven techniques to win consensus on BC strategy and planning. Bcp testing – advice and suggestions on conducting a successful exercise or test of your planTo assist with learning -- chapter learning objectives, real-life examples, case studies, charts and graphs, forms, checklists, self-examination and discussion questions, glossary, and index.

Business Continuity Management: Global Best Practices, 4th Edition #ad - Downloadable resources and tools – hundreds of pages, risk analysis forms, BC plan formats, including project plans, BIA spreadsheets, and more. Instructional materials -- valuable classroom tools, Test Bank, including Instructor’s Manual, and slides -- available for use by approved adopters in college courses and professional development training.

At this critical point in your business Continuity Management studies and research, you need one definitive, comprehensive professional textbook that will take you to the next step.

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All Our Kin: Strategies for Survival in a Black Community

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Basic Books #ad - Here is the chronicle of a young white woman's sojourn into The Flats, an African-American ghetto comm" University of North Carolina Press. Used book in Good Condition. This landmark study debunked the misconception that poor families were unstable and disorganized.

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Disaster Policy and Politics: Emergency Management and Homeland Security

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CQ Press #ad - Paying special attention to the role of key actors―decision makers at the federal, state, and local levels; scientists; engineers; civil and military personnel; and first responders―author Richard Sylves explores how researchers contribute to and engage in disaster policy development and management.

Disaster Policy and Politics: Emergency Management and Homeland Security #ad - This book’s comprehensive "all-hazards" approach introduces students to the important public policy, organizational management, and leadership issues they may need as future practitioners and leaders in the field. Policy. University of North Carolina Press. The highly anticipated third edition explores the radical change in policy and politics after the occurrence of recent disasters such as Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria; Hawaii’s false nuclear attack warning; and responses to U.

S. Used book in Good Condition. Disaster policy and politics combines evidence-based research with mini-case studies of recent events to demonstrate the fundamental principles of emergency management and to explore the impact that disasters have had on U. S. Wildfires.

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Public Health Management of Disasters: The Practice Guide

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Amer Public Health Assn #ad - It is designed to help the public health profession plan for tasks for which "on the job" is the chief teacher. The third edition of this landmark book consolidates and updates important information on disaster-related resources into one source. Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. University of North Carolina Press.

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Why Some Companies Emerge Stronger and Better from a Crisis: 7 Essential Lessons for Surviving Disaster

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AMACOM #ad - Right technical iq: ""think like a controlled paranoid"" to uncover ways in which malicious forces could cause a crisis in your company. Used book in Good Condition. Although crisis management has taken on new urgency in recent turbulent times, the need for careful planning did not originate on September 11, 2001.

Your company, industry, or location, no matter its size, is not immune from this reality. Used book in Good Condition. Your contingency planning will only be as effective as the human beings charged with putting it into action. Used book in Good Condition. Question every assumption about what is ""normal, "" ""impossible, "" or ""absurd.

Right aesthetic iq: reconsider the classic design of the corporation, and move toward one in which crisis management is an overarching discipline on a par with, which is meant to address problems as they arise, for example, finance. Right thinking creative iq: ""crises don’t give a damn for the ways in which we have organized the world, "" so out-of-the-box thinking is essential.

Why Some Companies Emerge Stronger and Better from a Crisis: 7 Essential Lessons for Surviving Disaster #ad - Spiritual iq: reject the notion that people’s physical, and spiritual beings are completely separate; recognize that crises cause us to question the very meaning of our lives and what we do, mental, and must remain, and establish ahead of time why our work is, important to us on many different levels.

But there is a huge difference between business continuity planning and true crisis management. Do your company and employees have the necessary ""iq"" not only to withstand a crisis but also to come through it with strength and confidence? Ian Mitroff, large-scale corporate fraud and more, has created a plan that goes well beyond ""disaster preparedness"" to help your company get accustomed to working in the face of some unsettling facts: * In an age of terror, cyberattacks, crisis is no longer a question of if, recognized around the world as an authority in crisis management, but of when.

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Emergency Management and Social Intelligence: A Comprehensive All-Hazards Approach

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CRC Press #ad - After an overview of what we’ve learned and what we haven’t learned from past events, floods, including hurricanes, earthquakes, the book provides detailed case studies on a spectrum of disasters spanning a century, and oil spills. University of North Carolina Press. Used book in Good Condition. In other words, they must have social intelligence.

This context provides a framework for understanding a host of essential issues, the public policy which results from socially constructed views, including: The interplay between how people perceive people in their communities, and the issues which surface during and after disaster as a result The base logic of Social Intelligence which is rooted in the U.

Emergency Management and Social Intelligence: A Comprehensive All-Hazards Approach #ad - S. Used book in Good Condition. They must understand how the people interact with one another, how they interact with government, and how they react to the disaster event. National security and intelligence apparatus the application of the intelligence cycle in emergency management and how to develop and understand situational awareness Baseline data points applicable to any community or jurisdiction and how they can be woven together to build on existing jurisdictional competence and real-time situational awareness How geographic information systems GISs are used in emergency management, during, and elected officials with a powerful blueprint for implementing social intelligence in any community or organization, policy makers, along with their limitations and the different software programs available Modeling for disasters and how this helps the emergency management community plan for and respond to disasters How emergency managers can use social intelligence to build resiliency at the local level and harness preexisting community strength before, and after a disaster The insight presented in this volume supplies emergency managers, maximizing the effectiveness of disaster recovery efforts.

Emergency management and social intelligence: a Comprehensive All-Hazards Approach provides a comprehensive framework for understanding a community before, during, and after a disaster in order to best mitigate the effect of a disaster on its people. For effective preparedness, emergency managers must comprehend how a disaster impacts not only the physical infrastructure of the affected community but also the population.

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