Books in category Social Science – Disasters & Disaster Relief

  • Paying the Price

    Paying the Price
    Howard Kunreuther, Richard J. Roth, Sr.

    This book considers the effectiveness of insurance coverage for low-probability, high-consequence events such as natural disasters–and how insurance programs can successfully be used with other policy tools, such as building codes and …

  • The Deep Dark

    The Deep Dark
    Gregg Olsen

    A vivid and haunting chapter in the history of working-class America, this is one of the great rescue stories of the twentieth century. From the Hardcover edition.

  • Disaster on the Horizon

    Disaster on the Horizon
    Bob Cavnar

    Disaster on the Horizon is a behind-the-scenes investigative look at the worst oil well accident in US history, which led to the current environmental and economic catastrophe on the Gulf Coast.

  • The Red Cross and the Holocaust

    The Red Cross and the Holocaust
    Jean-Claude Favez

    A startling new assessment of the role of the Red Cross in the Holocaust.

  • Aid on the Edge of Chaos

    Aid on the Edge of Chaos
    Ben Ramalingam

    Aid has become a tangle of donors and recipients, so unwieldy that it is in danger of collapse. This ground-breaking book presents fresh thinking that transcends the 'more' verses 'less' arguments.

  • Public Response to Alerts and Warnings on Mobile Devices

    Public Response to Alerts and Warnings on Mobile Devices:
    Committee on Public Response to Alerts and Warnings on Mobile Devices: Current Knowledge and Research Gaps, Computer Science and Telecommunications Board, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, National Research Council

    This book presents a summary of the Workshop on Public Response to Alerts and Warnings on Mobile Devices: Current Knowledge and Research Gaps, held April 13 and 14, 2010, in Washington, D.C., under the auspices of the National Research …

  • Humanitarian Aftershocks in Haiti

    Humanitarian Aftershocks in Haiti
    Mark Schuller

    The book shows how Haitian people were removed from any real decision-making, replaced by a top-down, NGO-dominated system of humanitarian aid, led by an army of often young, inexperienced foreign workers.

  • The Crisis Caravan

    The Crisis Caravan
    Linda Polman

    In a narrative that is impassioned, gripping, and even darkly absurd, journalist Linda Polman takes us to war zones around the globe—from the NGO-dense operations in "Afghaniscam" to the floating clinics of Texas Mercy Ships proselytizing …

  • Urban Planning for Disaster Recovery

    Urban Planning for Disaster Recovery
    Alan March, Maria Kornakova

    The book examines disaster risk reduction (DRR), in particular, the recovery stage of what is widely known as the disaster cycle.

  • Geographic Information Systems GIS for Disaster Management

    Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for Disaster Management
    Brian Tomaszewski

    Offering software-neutral best practices, this book is suitable for use in undergraduate- or graduate-level disaster management courses.

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