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  • The Sociological Imagination by C. Wright Mills
    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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  • Late Victorian Holocausts by Mike Davis
    Late Victorian Holocausts (English, Paperback) Mike Davis

    Bestselling, magisterial melding of global environmental history and global political history

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  • We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families by Philip Gourevitch
    We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families (English, Paperback) Philip Gourevitch

    A first-hand account one of the defining outrages of modern history

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  • The Shock Doctrine by Naomi Klein
    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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  • Flight Mh17, Ukraine and the New Cold War by Kees van der Pijl
    Flight Mh17, Ukraine and the New Cold War (English, Paperback) Kees van der Pijl

    A revealing investigation into the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 amid the Ukrainian conflict emphasising the geopolitical and economic context of the West's standoff with Russia, the BRICS bloc, and the struggles over the EU's energy supply. -- .

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  • Hillsborough - The Truth by Phil Scraton
    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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  • Coming Home by Niamh O'Sullivan
    Coming Home (English, Paperback) Niamh O'Sullivan

    The scale of the Great Irish Famine, and the horror of it, were unprecedented. It permeated everything, the traces of which remain to this day. But the visual dimensions of the loss of life and the erosions of language and culture remained unaddressed until Quinnipiac University opened Ireland's Great Hunger Museum in 2012, to considerable acclaim.

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  • Big Crisis Data by Carlos Castillo
    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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  • Planning for Community Resilience by Jaimie Hicks Masterson
    Planning for Community Resilience (English, Paperback) Jaimie Hicks Masterson, Walter Gillis Peacock

    How can we plan and design stronger communities? This handbook brings together the fields of planning, disaster response, and hazards management to provide a field-tested process on how to make communities disaster-resilient.

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  • The Disaster Survival Guide by Marie D. Jones
    The Disaster Survival Guide (English, Paperback) Marie D. Jones

    Hurricanes. Tornadoes. Floods. Wildfires. Earthquakes. Epidemics. Droughts. Landslides. Trillions of dollars in damages. Billions of people affected. It pays to be prepared. When catastrophe strikes, no matter how big or small, being ready and knowing how to respond can be the difference between the loss of life and survival. The Disaster Survival Guide: How to Prepare For and Surviving Floods, Fires, Earthquakes and More shows how to prepare and respond to a variety of crises. This indispensable book illustrates how others survived past crises. Covering the basic needs?from food, water, and first-aid to shelter, security, and self-defense?this informative guide walks you through the steps it takes to create your own personal emergency action plan. It provides a catalog of the skills, tools, and items needed to endure and overcome a variety of situations and circumstances. Once prepared, you will be given insights into how to react and respond when disaster does strike. Should the worst happen, this comprehensive guide has the answers.

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  • Grenfell Hope by Gaby Doherty
    Grenfell Hope (English, Paperback) Gaby Doherty

    The impact of the Grenfell Tower fire on the community, as witnessed by the first clergy person on the scene and neighbour of residents.

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

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

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  • Famine by Cormac O Grada
    Famine (English, Paperback) Cormac O Grada

    Famine remains one of the worst calamities that can befall a society. Mass starvation - whether it is inflicted by drought or engineered by misguided or genocidal economic policies - devastates families, weakens the social fabric, and undermines political stability. This title traces the history of famine from the earliest records to today.

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  • One Billion Hungry by Gordon Conway
    One Billion Hungry (English, Paperback) Gordon Conway

    In this book, one of the world's foremost experts on global food needs explains the many interrelated issues critical to our global food supply from the science of agricultural advances to the politics of food security.

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  • Community-Based Psychological First Aid by Jacobs
    Community-Based Psychological First Aid (English, Paperback) Jacobs

    Community-Based Psychological First Aid: A Practical Guide to Helping Individuals and Communities during Difficult Times presents a practical method for helping those in need in difficult times. No advanced training in psychology is needed to use it....

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  • Public Health Humanitarian Responses to Natural Disasters by Emily Ying Yang Chan
    Public Health Humanitarian Responses to Natural Disasters (English, Paperback) Emily Ying Yang Chan

    This book aims at making lessons learnt from previous disasters available and comprehensible to students of disaster medicine, disaster public health and humanitarian studies. Readers will gain insight and theoretical understanding of the public health issues related to disaster and medical humanitarian response and be empowered personally and professionally to take necessary actions in the...

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  • Life Exposed by Adriana Petryna
    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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  • Effective Crisis Communication by Robert R. Ulmer
    Effective Crisis Communication (English, Paperback) Robert R. Ulmer, Timothy L. Sellnow

    Provides in-depth case studies that highlight successes and failures in dealing with core issues of crisis leadership, managing uncertainty, communicating effectively, understanding risk, promoting communication ethics, enabling organizational learning, and producing renewing responses to crisis.

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  • Theorizing Crisis Communication by Timothy L. Sellnow
    Theorizing Crisis Communication (English, Paperback) Timothy L. Sellnow, Matthew W. Seeger

    Theorizing Crisis Communication presents a comprehensive review and critique of the broad range of theoretical frameworks designed to explain the role of communication in the development, management, and consequences of natural and man-made crises.

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  • Atlas of the Great Irish Famine by John Crowley
    Atlas of the Great Irish Famine (English, Hardback) John Crowley

    The Great Famine is possibly the most pivotal event/experience in modern Irish history. Its global reach and implications cannot be underestimated. In terms of mortality, it is now widely accepted that over a million people perished between the years 1845-1852 and at least one million and a quarter fled the country.

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