Wiley Pathways Disaster Response and Recovery
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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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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
List price: $79.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/18/2006
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
|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|