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Facing the Unexpected Disaster Preparedness and Response in the United States
Facing the Unexpected Disaster Preparedness and Response in the United States
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  • ISBN-13: 9780309069991
  • ISBN: 0309069998
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  • Publisher: Natl Academy Pr

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Facing the Unexpectedpresents the wealth of information derived from disasters around the world over the past 25 years. The authors explore how these findings can improve disaster programs, identify remaining research needs, and discuss disaster within the broader context of sustainable development. How do different people think about disaster? Are we more likely to panic or to respond with altruism? Why are 110 people killed in a Valujet crash considered disaster victims while the 50,000 killed annually in traffic accidents in the U.S. are not? At the crossroads of social, cultural, and economic factors, this book examines these and other compelling questions. The authors review the influences that shape the U.S. governmental system for disaster planning and response, the effectiveness of local emergency agencies, and the level of professionalism in the field. They also compare technological versus natural disaster and examine the impact of technology on disaster programs.Tierney, Kathleen J. is the author of 'Facing the Unexpected Disaster Preparedness and Response in the United States', published 2001 under ISBN 9780309069991 and ISBN 0309069998.

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