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Making Infrastructure Disaster-Resilient
Series: Learning Lessons. Price: Free! Words: 3,130. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Disasters & Disaster Relief, Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Environmental / General
This paper offers lessons for making infrastructure disaster-resilient based mainly on the experience of countries in Asia and the Pacific. It also shares practices associated with the multifaceted dimensions of resilience by drawing on publications from international organizations.
ADB's Emergency and Rehabilitation Assistance on Flood-Affected Areas
Series: Learning Lessons. Price: Free! Words: 2,810. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Development / sustainable development, Nonfiction » Social Science » Disasters & Disaster Relief
The climate change phenomenon has contributed to severe weather disturbances over the past years, inflicting serious damage on vulnerable groups of people. This synthesis provides key lessons drawn from project evaluations and completion reports of Asian Development
The Landlord's Friend by Mary Leadbeater
Price: Free! Words: 17,450. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century, Nonfiction » Social Science » Disasters & Disaster Relief
The Landlord's Friend is a pamphlet published in 1813 by Irish Quaker Mary Leadbeater for the instruction and education of the brutal Anglo-Irish landlords. It is a fascinating glimpse into the Ireland of the years between the 1798 Rising and the Great Hunger.
Survival Guide for Beginners
Price: Free! Words: 18,830. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Backpacking, Nonfiction » Social Science » Disasters & Disaster Relief
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Super storm Sandy ripped up the eastern seaboard of the United States, leaving death and destruction in its path. While everyone knew the storm's path, and when it would strike, people and the community as a whole were caught off guard by the devastation. Super storm sandy provides an example of why preparing for the worst-case scenario is the prudent path to take.
The Ultimate Bug Out Bag for Pets Evacuating with Pets, Short-term and Zombie Apocalypse!
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,920. Language: English. Published: December 10, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Disasters & Disaster Relief
This extended article (8K word) is a comprehensive reference, covering the complete emergency supply list for all your pets: dogs, cats, and other small household pets. It includes a full checklists of materials and product recommendations for First Aid Kits and Bug Out Bags.
The Economics of a Storm
Series: Economics Simply Put. Price: Free! Words: 1,050. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Disasters & Disaster Relief, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Economic policy
What happens when a major storm barrels through an area? In addition to the tragedy of loss of life and loss of property that accompanies so many of these storms, we also see shortages and cries of price gauging. In this short work on the topic, Catherine lays out her argument for why price gauging is not evil, and that artificially maintaining low prices in a crisis situation is not virtuous.
Hurricane Preparation Guide
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,530. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Real estate, Nonfiction » Social Science » Disasters & Disaster Relief
How Do You Prepare For The BIG Storm? There are things to do long before a storm arrives to your area as well as right before it hits. This comprehensive guide will make sure you have the bases covered. From inside the house, to special considerations to those with docks, piers and pools, this guide will help you weather the storm.
ADB’s Response to Natural Disasters and Disaster Risks
Series: Learning Lessons. Price: Free! Words: 2,960. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Development / economic development, Nonfiction » Social Science » Disasters & Disaster Relief
This brief highlights lessons and recommendations from an independent evaluation report that assesses the Asian Development Bank's support for disaster prevention and recovery programs during 1995–2011.
Actions for Survival — Saving Lives in the Immediate Hours After Release of Radioactive or Other Toxic Agents
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 170,180. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2012 by Fideli Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Disasters & Disaster Relief, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Radiation
This is a multilevel book that provides for the practicing professional, first responders, elected officials and decision-makers charged with the responsibility for protection of the civilian population. On its most important level, it makes available in plain language for all members of the general public the vital information necessary for survival following a nuclear terrorism event.
Bankrupt at Birth: Why Child Identity Theft Is On The Rise & How It's Happening Under Parents' Noses
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 55,040. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2012 by The Author Incubator. Categories: Nonfiction » Parenting » Reference, Nonfiction » Social Science » Disasters & Disaster Relief
Child Identity Theft is the fastest growing form of ID theft and it's the one that's least understood. In Bankrupt at Birth, author Joe Mason uses stories and statistics to outline the problem of child identity theft and offers parents practical advice to protect their kids.
Intense Climate-Related Natural Disasters in Asia and the Pacific
Series: Learning Lessons. Price: Free! Words: 2,310. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Development / general, Nonfiction » Social Science » Disasters & Disaster Relief
The frequency of intense floods and storms is increasing globally and in Asia and the Pacific amid the specter of climate change, pointing to the need for better mitigation and adaptation to natural disasters. What lessons have we learned so far about how we can better face this issue?
FEMA U.S. Fire Administration The Changing Face of the Fire Service: A Handbook on Women in Firefighting - Recruitment, Reproductive Issues, Sexual Harassment, Protective Clothing
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 57,820. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Medicine, Nonfiction » Social Science » Disasters & Disaster Relief
The purpose of this document is to help the fire service manager cope with the firefighting workforce as it changes from an all-male environment to one that includes women. The handbook offers guidance and suggestions from people who have experience and expertise in the areas that affect women's integration into fire suppression ranks.
FEMA U.S. Fire Administration Strategies for Marketing Your Fire Department - Today and Beyond
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 35,290. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Disasters & Disaster Relief, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Medicine
The purpose of this manual is to assist fire service leaders in examining the future, the role of the fire service in that future, and ways to "get there from here." It is designed to provide a fire chief, a public information officer, and other leaders in the fire service with guidance and tips on marketing.
U.S. Fire Administration Technical Report Series Special Report: Rail Emergencies, Amtrak Sunset Limited Domestic Terrorism, Amtrak Derailment, Eleven Case Studies
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 15,120. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Railroads, Nonfiction » Social Science » Disasters & Disaster Relief
The USFA has selected the topic of rail emergencies as the subject of a special report under the Major Fires Investigation Program. The focus of this report will be the planning and response aspects of managing large scale rail emergencies from the standpoint of command and control, with the objective of providing care to the injured.
2012 Funding Alternatives for Emergency Medical and Fire Services - Writing Effective Grant Proposals, Local, State and Federal Funding for EMS and Fire, Foundations and Corporate Grants
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 49,920. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Medicine, Nonfiction » Social Science » Disasters & Disaster Relief
The purpose of this manual is to identify the various grants and innovative funding alternatives available for emergency medical services (EMS) and fire protection services. Where appropriate, a discussion of the pros and cons of a particular funding source is discussed.
Emergency Preparedness Plans: Be Prepared!
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,300. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Disasters & Disaster Relief, Nonfiction » Reference » Personal & Practical Guides
Emergency Preparedness Plans, only available in digital form as an ebook, is the definitive guide to help you learn about disasters and emergency situations that occur every day and how to create the best emergency preparedness plan for you and your family to greatly increase your safety and chances of survival.
The Art of Urban Survival - A family safety and self defense manual
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 77,920. Language: Canadian English. Published: July 2, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Violence & harassment, Nonfiction » Social Science » Disasters & Disaster Relief
This is an encyclopedia of crime prevention and disaster preparedness knowledge that covers a wide spectrum from; what to do if your child has been abducted, to how to decontaminate after being exposed to nuclear fallout. From; how to tell if someone is lying, to the three basic tactics used by predators.
Apocalypse 12-21-12 The Mayan Prophecies
Price: $9.93 USD. Words: 40,910. Language: American English. Published: June 23, 2012 by James B Anderson. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Disasters & Disaster Relief, Nonfiction » New Age » Aliens and UFOs
In his unique book Apocalypse 12-21-12 The Mayan Prophecies an engineer/astronomer offers startling valuable information on the meaning of the long-count calendar. In useful terms he shares his important study of the 2012 “End of Time” and the many real and present dangers we face. Are we in imminent danger? The urgent scenarios are explored, along with helpful advice on how to survive.
21st Century FEMA Study Course: Applications of GIS for Emergency Management (IS-922) - Geographical Information Systems Database Tools, Fundamentals, History, Usefulness
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 71,330. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Disasters & Disaster Relief, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » City planning
This Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) independent training course manual from the Emergency Management Institute (EMI) describes how Geographic Information Systems (GIS) work and how using GIS can improve emergency management.
21st Century FEMA Study Course: Retail Security Awareness: Understanding the Hidden Hazards (IS-912) - Identifying and Report Suspicious Purchases or Thefts of Dangerous Products by Terrorists
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 65,840. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Disasters & Disaster Relief, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Terrorism
This Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) independent training course manual from the Emergency Management Institute (EMI) was written to make persons involved in commercial retail operations aware of the actions they can take to identify and report suspicious purchases.