Books in category Social Science – Disasters & Disaster Relief

  • Cities at Risk

    Cities at Risk
    Helene Joffe, Tiziana Rossetto, John Adams

    When a natural hazard strikes such a city many people are vulnerable to loss of life and property. This book explores what these people think and feel about the threats that they face.

  • Bioethics

    Bioethics
    Howard B. Radest

    ' This book benefits from the emergence of bioethics as it has evolved from its clinical roots to address policy, politics, and social practice far removed from that origin.

  • Business Continuity and Homeland Security The Challenge of the Volume 1

    Business Continuity and Homeland Security: The Challenge of the …, Volume 1
    David H. McIntyre, William I. Hancock

    This edited collection provides responses to these and other questions from prominent business executives and academics, drawn from their personal experiences with such crises as the terrorist attacks of 9/11, Hurricane Katrina, and the …

  • Survival

    Survival
    Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré (U.S. Army, ret)

    Survival is part personal memoir and part account of the events of Hurricane Katrina, but all in service to providing a useful guide filled with practical suggestions on how each of us can effectively respond to catastrophic events.

  • Mass Notification and Crisis Communications

    Mass Notification and Crisis Communications
    Denise C. Walker

    Providing communication best practices to professionals, the book: Reviews the challenges organizations face with communications in the face of various types of disasters Helps to outline the target audience of the communiqué Describes …

  • Displaced

    Displaced
    Lynn Weber, Lori Peek

    The contributors to Displaced have been following the lives of Katrina evacuees since 2005. In this illuminating book, they offer the first comprehensive analysis of the experiences of the displaced.

  • Guidance for Establishing Crisis Standards of Care for Use in Disaster Situations

    Guidance for Establishing Crisis Standards of Care for Use in Disaster Situations
    Institute of Medicine, Board on Health Sciences Policy, Committee on Guidance for Establishing Standards of Care for Use in Disaster Situations

    This report focuses on articulating current concepts and guidance that can assist state and local public health officials, healthcare facilities, and professionals in the development of systematic and comprehensive policies and protocols …

  • The Prepper s Pocket Guide

    The Prepper’s Pocket Guide
    Bernie Carr

    Guides readers in preparing for disasters, including developing plans, calculating how much water is needed, and making a disinfectant cleaner from emergency kit items.

  • Second Line Rescue

    Second Line Rescue
    Barry Jean Ancelet, Marcia Gaudet, Carl Lindahl

    All of the stories, whether from the "outside" or "inside" responders, reveal a shared history of close-knit community bonds, survival skills sharpened by hard times, and what went right in the aftermath of Katrina and Rita–in spite of all …

  • The Wrong Complexion for Protection

    The Wrong Complexion for Protection
    Robert Doyle Bullard, Beverly Wright (Ph. D.)

    In The Wrong Complexion for Protection, Robert D. Bullard and Beverly Wright place the government response to natural and human-induced disasters in historical context over the past eight decades.

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