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  • Paperback: 560 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.; 1 edition (1 October 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9781118673027
  • ISBN-13: 978-1118673027
  • ASIN: 1118673026
  • Product Dimensions: 17.5 x 3 x 25.1 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 962 g
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“Overall, I consider that this book meets the needs of the target audience. It is well referenced, is well illustrated and provides a wealth of knowledge that informs and helps to learn a lot about this subject.”  (Occupational Medicine, 1 September 2015)

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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

The second edition of Disaster Response and Recovery updates the popular previous edition of this book keeping the material fresh and accessible and incorporates recent changes in policy and new research. The book examines typical challenges to be expected during response efforts along with tools and techniques to enhance the ability to protect lives, reduce property damage and minimize disruption through multi-organizational preparedness, coordination and improvisation.

Written by a leading expert in the field, Disaster Response and Recovery, Second Edition features:

  • Updated chapters keeping the material fresh and accessible while incorporating recent changes in policy and new research
  • Typical challenges to be expected during response efforts along with tools and techniques to enhance the ability to protect lives, reduce property damage and minimize disruption
  • Evaluation and assessment tools such as: Summary Questions, Review Questions, Applying this Chapter, You try questions, and Pre-Post-Post-test
  • An instructor package which contains: Sample Syllabus, Teaching Suggestions, Test bank, and PowerPoints

Disaster Response and Recovery also includes strategies to facilitate the revitalization of affected communities while also incorporating vital mitigation measures to reduce future vulnerability. It highlights recent lessons learned from such incidents and catastrophes as: Hurricane Katrina, Earthquake in Haiti, Parking lot collapse in Miami, West Texas industrial explosion, Train wreck in Spain, Aurora movie shooting, Times Square bombing, etc.

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5.0 out of 5 stars it has a lot of information and the foot note resources are good to use
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