Wiley Pathways Disaster Response and Recovery

ISBN-10: 0471789747

ISBN-13: 9780471789741

Edition: 2007

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Description: Disaster Response and Recovery promotes effective response and recovery operations in the emergency management profession. This textbook - which is based on both the academic literature and practical understanding - provides an overview of the various types of disasters that may occur, the myriad of actors that are involved in emergency management, and the diverse theoretical frameworks from which post-disaster activities may be approached. With proven principles and real-world case studies, this book will be a valuable resource for scholars, students and practitioners interested in a more proactive form of emergency management.

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List price: $79.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/18/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 528
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.134
Language: English

Knowing what to expect : hazards and disasters
Understanding the actors : role and responsibilities of disaster participants
Anticipating human behavior in disasters : myths, exaggerations and realities
Approaching response and recovery operations : alternative management theories
Responding with initial measures : hazard detection, warning, evacuation, and sheltering
Caring for the injured, dead and distraught : overcoming physical and emotional impacts
Managing media relations, donations and volunteers : expected challenges and benefits
Moving beyond immediate needs : damage assessment, disaster declarations and debris removal
Facilitating recovery and mitigation : disaster assistance and vulnerability reduction
Overcoming typical challenges : other anticipated problems after disaster
Harnessing technology and organization : tools for local, state and federal governments
Dealing with future disasters : prior lessons, new threats and rising vulnerability
Promoting disaster resilience : preparedness, improvisation, professionalism, and leadership
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