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  • The Sociological Imagination
    The Sociological Imagination (English, Paperback) C. Wright Mills

    C. Wright Mills is best remembered for his highly acclaimed work The Sociological Imagination, in which he set forth his views on how social science should be pursued. Hailed upon publication as a cogent and hard-hitting critique, The Sociological Imagination took issue with the ascendant schools of sociology in the United States, calling for a humanist sociology connecting the social, personal,...

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  • The Shock Doctrine
    The Shock Doctrine (English, Paperback) Naomi Klein

    Around the world in Britain, the United States, Asia and the Middle East, there are people with power who are cashing in on chaos; exploiting bloodshed and catastrophe to brutally remake our world in their image. They are the shock doctors. This is the tale of how a few are making a killing while more are getting killed.

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  • Hillsborough - The Truth
    Hillsborough - The Truth (English, Paperback) Phil Scraton

    Paving the way for truth recovery and institutional accountability in other controversial cases, he details the process and considers the impact of the longest ever inquests, from the preliminary hearings to their comprehensive, devastating verdicts.

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  • Krakatoa
    Krakatoa (Paperback) Simon Winchester, Soun Vannithone

    Chronicles the destruction of Indonesian island of Krakatoa in 1883. This book describes how one island and its inhabitants were blasted out of existence and how colonial society was turned upside-down in a cataclysm.

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  • Mao's Great Famine
    Mao's Great Famine (English, Paperback) Frank Dikotter

    An unprecedented, groundbreaking history of China's Great FamineWinner of the BBC Samuel Johnson Prize 2011

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  • Introduction to International Disaster Management
    Introduction to International Disaster Management (English, Paperback) Damon P. Coppola

    This comprehensive overview of global emergency management provides practitioners and students alike with an understanding of the disaster management profession by using a global perspective, including the different sources of risk and vulnerability, thesystems that exist to manage hazard risk, and the many stakeholders involved. This update examines the impact of recent large-scale and...

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  • Disaster Health Management
    Disaster Health Management (English, Paperback) Gerard Fitzgerald

    Disaster health involves the study and application of multidisciplinary areas of health research towards the prevention, preparation, response and recovery systems for health problems that result from a disaster. As disasters worldwide differ in their nature, scope and cultural context, a thorough understanding of the fundamental tenets of sound disaster health management is essential for both...

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  • Big Crisis Data
    Big Crisis Data (English, Hardback) Carlos Castillo

    Social media is invaluable during crises like natural disasters, but difficult to analyze. Computer science can help.

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  • People, Aid and Institutions in Socio-Economic Recovery
    People, Aid and Institutions in Socio-Economic Recovery (English, Paperback) Gemma van der Haar

    An estimated 1.2 billion people live in countries affected by conflict or fragility. Poverty in these settings is usually extreme, and it is a major challenge for people to regain their livelihoods. Governments and international actors seek ways to enable socioeconomic recovery, partly out of concern that stagnating development may reignite conflict....

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  • Dull Disasters?
    Dull Disasters? (English, Hardback) Daniel J. Clarke, Stefan Dercon

    Shows how countries and international agencies can better prepare for natural disasters such as typhoons, earthquakes, floods, and drought.

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  • Life Exposed
    Life Exposed (English, Paperback) Adriana Petryna

    On April 26, 1986, Unit Four of the Chernobyl nuclear reactor exploded in the Soviet Ukraine. More than 3.5 million people in Ukraine alone, not to mention many citizens of surrounding countries, are suffering the effects. This title examines the vexed political, scientific, and social circumstances that followed the disaster.

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  • The "BASIC Ph" Model of Coping and Resiliency
    The "BASIC Ph" Model of Coping and Resiliency (English, Paperback) Mooli Lahad

    The "BASIC Ph" model of coping and resiliency, developed by Prof. Mooli Lahad, was the first to describe coping as an on-going effort to manage life challenges. This is the first book to be published on this world-renowned approach, widely used as an effective resiliency assessment, intervention, and recovery model.

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  • How to Write an Emergency Plan
    How to Write an Emergency Plan (English, Paperback) David E. Alexander

    The world is becoming more hazardous as natural and social processes combine to create complex situations of increased vulnerability and risk. The common response is to develop an emergency plan, but there is little advice available to provide the means to do so. This book covers the structure, content and strategic direction of emergency plans.

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  • The Famine Plot
    The Famine Plot (English, Paperback) Tim Pat Coogan

    A controversial history of the Great Famine from Ireland's greatest historian, who provocatively points the finger of blame at the British government. Combining the latest research and fresh insights, this is a fascinating and sobering look at a dark period of global history as well as the ramifications that still resonate today.

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  • Handbook of Hazards and Disaster Risk Reduction
    Handbook of Hazards and Disaster Risk Reduction (English, Paperback) Ben Wisner

    The Handbook provides a comprehensive statement and reference point for hazard and disaster research, policy making, and practice in an international and multi-disciplinary context. It offers critical reviews and appraisals of current state of the art and future development of conceptual, theoretical and practical approaches as well as empirical knowledge and available tools....

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  • Cultures and Disasters
    Cultures and Disasters (English, Paperback) Fred Kruger

    Why did the people of the Zambesi Delta affected by severe flooding return early to their homes or even choose to not evacuate? How is the forced resettlement of small-scale farmers living along the foothills of an active volcano on the Philippines impacting on their day-to-day livelihood routines? Making sense of such questions and observations is only possible by understanding how the...

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  • Social Network Analysis of Disaster Response, Recovery, and Adaptation
    Social Network Analysis of Disaster Response, Recovery, and Adaptation (English, Paperback) Eric C. Jones

    Hazards become disasters as the opportunities and constraints for maintaining a safe and secure life and livelihood become too strained for many people. Anecdotally and through many case studies, we know that social interactions exacerbate or mitigate those strains. However, we need a concerted intellectual effort to understand the variation in how ties within and without communities both respond...

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  • Hazard Mitigation in Emergency Management
    Hazard Mitigation in Emergency Management (English, Hardback) Tanveer Islam, Jeffrey Ryan

    Hazard Mitigation in Emergency Management introduces readers to mitigation, one of the four foundational phases of emergency management, and to the hazard mitigation planning process....

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  • Disasters and Public Health
    Disasters and Public Health (English, Paperback) Bruce Clements, Julie Casani

    Disasters and Public Health: Planning and Response, Second Edition, examines the critical intersection between emergency management and public health. It provides a succinct overview of the actions that may be taken before, during, and after a major public health emergency or disaster to reduce morbidity and mortality....

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  • Forms of Aid
    Forms of Aid (English, Hardback) Benedict Clouette, Marlisa Wise

    For some time now, the subject of cooperation in the context of development aid has featured in the education of architects. However, up to now there have hardly been any attempts to critically place the work of architects and urban designers in this context....

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