Books in category Social Science – Disasters & Disaster Relief

  • The Day the Earth Caved In

    The Day the Earth Caved In
    Joan Quigley

    This is an extraordinary book.” — Sean Wilentz, author of The Rise of American Democracy “Quigley’s tale is a real-life epic of brutally indifferent government, greedy corporations and the unlikely heroes who fight for their basic …

  • Barriers to Integrating Crisis Standards of Care Principles into International Disaster Response Plans

    Barriers to Integrating Crisis Standards of Care Principles into International Disaster Response Plans:
    Forum on Medical and Public Health Preparedness for Catastrophic Events, Board on Health Sciences Policy, Institute of Medicine

    When a nation or region prepares for public health emergencies such as a pandemic influenza, a large-scale earthquake, or any major disaster scenario in which the health system may be destroyed or stressed to its limits, it is important to …

  • Hunger and Public Action

    Hunger and Public Action
    Jean Drèze, Amartya Sen

    This book analyses the role of public action in solving the problem of hunger in the modern world and is divided into four parts: Hunger in the modern world, Famines, Undernutrition and deprivation, and Hunger and public action.

  • Social Network Analysis of Disaster Response Recovery and Adaptation

    Social Network Analysis of Disaster Response, Recovery, and Adaptation
    Eric C Jones, A.J. Faas

    Social Network Analysis of Disaster Response, Recovery, and Adaptation covers systematic social network analysis and how people and institutions function in disasters, after disasters, and the ways they adapt to hazard settings.

  • 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.

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