Introduction to Emergency Management

Author: George Haddow,Jane Bullock,Damon P. Coppola

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

ISBN: 0124104053

Category: Nature

Page: 440

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Introduction to Emergency Management, Fifth Edition, offers a fully up-to-date analysis of US emergency management principles. In addition to expanding coverage of risk management in a time of climate change and terrorism, Haddow, Bullock, and Coppola discuss the impact of new emergency management technologies, social media, and an increasing focus on recovery. They examine the effects of the 2012 election results and discuss FEMA’s controversial National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Introduction to Emergency Management, Fifth Edition, gives instructors and students the best textbook content, instructor-support materials, and online resources to prepare future EM professionals for this demanding career. Introduction to FEMA's Whole Community disaster preparedness initiative Material on recent disaster events, including the Boston Marathon Bombing (2013), Hurricane Sandy (2012), the Joplin Tornado (2011), the Haiti Earthquake (2011), and the Great East Japan Earthquake (2010) New and updated material on the Department of Homeland Security and the ongoing efforts of the emergency management community to manage terrorism hazards Top-of-the-line ancillaries that can be uploaded to Blackboard and other course management systems.

Introduction to Emergency Management, Enhanced

Author: George Haddow,Kim S Haddow,Damon P. Coppola

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

ISBN: 9780128009376

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

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Introduction to Emergency Management, Fifth Edition, offers a fully up-to-date analysis of US emergency management principles. In addition to expanding coverage of risk management in a time of climate change and terrorism, Haddow, Bullock, and Coppola discuss the impact of new emergency management technologies, social media, and an increasing focus on recovery. They examine the effects of the 2012 election results and discuss FEMA’s controversial National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Introduction to Emergency Management, Fifth Edition, gives instructors and students the best textbook content, instructor-support materials, and online resources to prepare future EM professionals for this demanding career. Links added throughout the chapters for easy access to additional information Videos that play within the ebook to demonstrate important concepts Interactive labeling images with drag and drop terms. Interactive self-assessment questions at the end of every chapter. Pop-up glossary and interactive flashcards for key terms Introduction to FEMA's Whole Community disaster preparedness initiative Material on recent disaster events, including the Boston Marathon Bombing (2013), Hurricane Sandy (2012), the Joplin Tornado (2011), the Haiti Earthquake (2011), and the Great East Japan Earthquake (2010)

Introduction to Homeland Security

Principles of All-Hazards Risk Management

Author: Jane Bullock,George Haddow,Damon P. Coppola

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

ISBN: 0128020563

Category: Political Science

Page: 760

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Introduction to Homeland Security: Principles of All-Hazards Risk Management, Fifth Edition, provides users with a substantially updated version of previous versions, clearly delineating the bedrock principles of preparing for, mitigating, managing, and recovering from emergencies and disasters, while also offering a balanced account of all aspects of homeland security. This new edition features coverage of the Boston Marathon bombing, analysis of the NIST Cybersecurity Framework for critical infrastructure protection, and examines the DHS “Blue Campaign to stop human trafficking. To provide added perspective, this edition features additional “another voice sections and examines the emergence of social media as a tool for reporting on homeland security issues. Provides users with a comprehensive understanding of the bedrock principles of preparing for, mitigating, managing, and recovering from emergencies and disasters Features coverage of the Boston Marathon bombing and analysis of the NIST Cybersecurity Framework for critical infrastructure protection Examines the emergence of social media as a tool for reporting on homeland security issues

Living with Climate Change

How Communities Are Surviving and Thriving in a Changing Climate

Author: Jane A. Bullock,George D. Haddow,Kim S. Haddow,Damon P. Coppola

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1498725392

Category: Political Science

Page: 286

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The climate has changed and communities across America are living with the consequences: rapid sea level rise, multi-state wildfires, heat waves, and enduring drought. Living with Climate Change: How Communities Are Surviving and Thriving in a Changing Climate details the steps cities are taking now to protect lives and businesses, to reduce their vulnerability, and to adapt and make themselves more resilient. The authors included in this book have been directly involved in the successful design and implementation of community-based adaptation and resilience programs. In this book, they apply decades of combined experience in hazard risk reduction, climate change adaptation, and environmental protection to provide timely and practical advice on how to plan for and live with a climate that is changing faster and more erratically than predicted. The book also examines obstacles to local, state, and national action on climate change, includes case studies to illustrate smart, effective policies and practices that have already been put in place, and defines how these actions benefit the economy, the environment, and public health. Living with Climate Change provides much-needed guidance for finding and enacting solutions to immediate and future risks of climate change.

Disaster Communications in a Changing Media World

Author: George Haddow,Kim S Haddow

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

ISBN: 0124079253

Category: Political Science

Page: 282

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Communications are key to the success of disaster mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery. Accurate information disseminated to the general public, to elected officials and community leaders, as well as to the media, reduces risk, saves lives and property, and speeds recovery. Disaster Communications in a Changing Media World, Second Edition, provides valuable information for navigating these priorities in the age of evolving media. The emergence of new media like the Internet, email, blogs, text messaging, cell phone photos, and the increasing influence of first informers are redefining the roles of government and media. The tools and rules of communications are evolving, and disaster communications must also evolve to accommodate these changes and exploit the opportunities they provide. Disaster Communications in a Changing Media World, Second Edition, illuminates the path to effective disaster communication, including the need for transparency, increased accessibility, trustworthiness and reliability, and partnerships with the media. Includes case studies from recent disasters including Hurricane Sandy, the 2011 tsunami in Japan, and the Boston Marathon bombings Demonstrates how to use blogs, text messages, and cell phone cameras, as well as government channels and traditional media, to communicate during a crisis Examines current social media programs conducted by FEMA, the American Red Cross, state and local emergency managers, and the private sector Updated information in each chapter, especially on how social media has emerged as a force in disaster communications

Security Supervision and Management

Theory and Practice of Asset Protection

Author: IFPO

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

ISBN: 0128004894

Category: Law

Page: 668

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Security Supervision and Management, Fourth Edition, fills the basic training needs for security professionals who want to move into supervisory or managerial positions. Covering everything needed from how to work with today’s generation security force employees to the latest advances in the security industry, Security Supervision and Management, Fourth Edition, shows security officers how to become a more efficient and well-rounded security professional. Security Supervision and Management, Fourth Edition, is also the only text needed to prepare for the Certified in Security Supervision and Management (CSSM) designation offered by International Foundation for Protection Officers (IFPO). The IFPO also publishes The Professional Protection Officer: Practical Security Strategies and Emerging Trends, now in its 8th edition. Core text for completing the Security Supervision and Management Program/Certified in Security Supervision and Management (CSSM) designation offered by IFPO Contributions from more than 50 experienced security professionals in a single volume Completely updated to reflect the latest procedural and technological changes in the security industry Conforms to ANSI/ASIS standards


Verteilte Systeme

Konzepte und Design

Author: George F. Coulouris,Jean Dollimore,Tim Kindberg

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783827371867

Category: Electronic data processing

Page: 869

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Projektmanagement

Theorie und Praxis aus einer Hand

Author: Bernd-J Madauss

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3662544326

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 914

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In der achten Neuauflage dieses Fachbuchs werden alle wesentlichen Aspekte des Projektmanagements in Theorie und Praxis umfassend behandelt. Für Behörden und Unternehmen die mit der Abwicklung nationaler und internationaler Projektaufgaben befasst sind, ist der Einsatz eines professionellen Projektmanagements eine zwingende Voraussetzung um den globalen Wettbewerb erfolgreich zu bestehen. In diesem Buch werden die Teilprozesse des Projektmanagements beschrieben und durch Praxisbeispiele ergänzt. Kernthemen sind: die Bedeutung des Projektmanagements für Industrie und Behörden, Projektpannen und ihre Behebung, Zieldefinition und Lebenszyklus, Organisationskonzepte, Systemführung und Qualitätsmanagement im Projekt, Strukturierungsmethoden, Planung und Überwachung, Kostenermittlung, Konfigurationsüberwachung, Änderungsmanagement, Informationsmanagement, Projektpersonal, Risikomanagement, Softwareeinsatz und internationale Projektarbeit im globalen Umfeld. Modellhaft wird ein Fortbildungskurs für das Projektmanagement skizziert.


Chirurgie der Kleintiere

Author: Theresa Welch Fossum

Publisher: Elsevier,Urban&FischerVerlag

ISBN: 3437597582

Category: Medical

Page: 1656

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Unentbehrlich für den chirurgischen Alltag! Ob zum Nachschlagen oder zum schnellen Abklären aktueller Probleme - "Fossum" lässt keine Fragen offen. Über 1.500 farbige Abbildungen verdeutlichen die Inhalte. Neu in der 2. Auflage • Neue Kapitel: physikalische Therapie, minimalinvasive Verfahren, Operationen des Auges • Deutlich erweitert:Perioperative multimodale Schmerztherapie, Arthroskopie, Ellenbogendysplasie beim Hund, Gelenkersatz und die Behandlung von Osteoarthritis • Mehr über die neuesten bildgebenden Verfahren

Entwicklung der Persönlichkeit

Psychotherapie aus der Sicht eines Therapeuten

Author: Carl R Rogers

Publisher: Klett-Cotta

ISBN: 360810674X

Category: Psychology

Page: 409

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»In meinen Beziehungen zu Menschen habe ich herausgefunden, daß es auf lange Sicht nicht hilft, so zu tun, als wäre ich jemand, der ich nicht bin. - Ich habe es als höchst lohnend empfunden, einen anderen Menschen akzeptieren zu können.«

Introduction to Fire Protection and Emergency Services

Author: Robert Klinoff

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 128403299X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 576

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Designed for use within courses based on the Fire and Emergency Services in Higher Education (FESHE) Principles of Emergency Services model curriculum, this new Fifth Edition will prepare readers for a career in the fire or emergency services. Introduction to Fire Protection and Emergency Services provides an overview of the fire service, from history and culture to the basics of chemistry and physics, fire protection systems, and strategic and tactical considerations for wildland or structural fires. The Fifth Edition has also been updated to include new or expanded coverage of risk management, Next Generation (NG) 9-1-1, the U.S. Fire Problem from local and federal perspectives, wildfire issues and the impacts of global warming, and much more.


Wie geht's?

Author: Dieter Sevin,Ingrid Sevin

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495797642

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 544

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Focused on building linguistic skills and comprehension through creative introductions to contemporary life and cultures in German-speaking countries, WIE GEHT'S? Ninth Edition is the clear choice to prepare your students to communicate in German in your classroom and beyond! Now in its Ninth Edition, WIE GEHT'S? remains to be one of the most popular introductory German programs in the country. Both authors are native Germans and not only expose students to the German language, but encourage cultural awareness and the acquisition of a functional vocabulary that effectively prepares them to continue their study of German. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.


Introduction to Health Physics, Fifth Edition

Author: Thomas E. Johnson

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071835261

Category: Medical

Page: 944

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Understand every important aspect of health physics with this complete overview of the field If it’s an important topic in the field of health physics, you will find expert, well-written discussion of it in this trusted text. Introduction to Health Physics, Fifth Edition spans the entire scope of the field and offers an effective problem-solving approach that once mastered will serve you throughout your career. Logically divided into fourteen sections, beginning with a review of physical principles, coverage includes radiation sources, radiation dosimetry, radiation safety guidelines, evaluation of safety measures, and more. The Fifth Edition has been updated to reflect the many changes in the practice of ionizing and nonionizing radiation safety, in calculation methodology, and in the methods for demonstrating compliance with the safety standards that have occurred since publication of the previous edition. Learning and teaching aids include more than 470 Homework Problems and 175 Example Problems. The text concludes with seven valuable appendices, including Values of Some Useful Constants, Table of the Elements, and The Reference Person Overall Specifications. There truly is no better way to master the essentials of the dynamic field of health physics than Introduction to Health Physics, Fifth Edition.

Risk Management Handbook for Health Care Organizations

Author: American Society for Healthcare Risk Management (ASHRM)

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470443715

Category: Medical

Page: 672

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Risk Management Handbook for Health Care Organizations, Student Edition This comprehensive textbook provides a complete introduction to risk management in health care. Risk Management Handbook, Student Edition, covers general risk management techniques; standards of health care risk management administration; federal, state and local laws; and methods for integrating patient safety and enterprise risk management into a comprehensive risk management program. The Student Edition is applicable to all health care settings including acute care hospital to hospice, and long term care. Written for students and those new to the topic, each chapter highlights key points and learning objectives, lists key terms, and offers questions for discussion. An instructor's supplement with cases and other material is also available. American Society for Healthcare Risk Management (ASHRM) is a personal membership group of the American Hospital Association with more than 5,000 members representing health care, insurance, law, and other related professions. ASHRM promotes effective and innovative risk management strategies and professional leadership through education, recognition, advocacy, publications, networking, and interactions with leading health care organizations and government agencies. ASHRM initiatives focus on developing and implementing safe and effective patient care practices, preserving financial resources, and maintaining safe working environments.

Entwicklungspsychologie im Kindes- und Jugendalter

Author: Robert Siegler,Nancy Eisenberg,Judy DeLoache,Jenny Saffran

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3662470284

Category: Psychology

Page: 688

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Wer dieses Standardwerk liest, erhält einen umfassenden Überblick über einschlägige Theorien, moderne Forschungsmethoden und neueste Erkenntnisse zur Kindes- und Jugendentwicklung. Die einfache, klare Sprache sowie zahlreiche Illustrationen und Fallbeispiele machen die Lektüre des Lehrbuchs für Studierende der Entwicklungspsychologie zum echten Vergnügen. Tabellen, Schaubilder, Zusammenfassungen und Praxisbeispiele helfen dabei, den Stoff zu verstehen, zu strukturieren und zu verinnerlichen. Die Inhalte des Werkes gehen dabei teilweise deutlich über den klassischen Lehrstoff für Bachelor-Prüfungen hinaus und vermitteln ein vertieftes Verständnis dafür, wie die Entwicklung in unterschiedlichen Bereichen zusammenhängt, von welchen sozialen und gesellschaftlichen Rahmenbedingungen sie abhängt und wie die Entstehung von Problemen verhindert werden kann. Die Auseinandersetzung mit dieser Lektüre lohnt sich daher nicht nur für die Prüfungsvorbereitung im Bachelor- und Masterstudium. Auch wenn Sie bereits beruflich oder privat mit Kindern und Jugendlichen zu tun haben, wird Ihnen das Buch als wertvolles Nachschlagewerk dienen und immer wieder Lust machen, sich mit den Inhalten auseinanderzusetzen.

Materialwissenschaften und Werkstofftechnik

Eine Einführung

Author: William D. Callister,David G. Rethwisch

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527330070

Category:

Page: 906

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Der 'Callister' bietet den gesamten Stoff der Materialwissenschaften und Werkstofftechnik für Studium und Prüfungsvorbereitung. Hervorragend aufbereitet und in klarer, prägnanter Sprache wird das gesamte Fachgebiet anschaulich dargestellt. Das erprobte didaktische Konzept zielt ab auf 'Verständnis vor Formalismus' und unterstützt den Lernprozess der Studierenden: * ausformulierte Lernziele * regelmäßig eingestreute Verständnisfragen zum gerade vermittelten Stoff * Kapitelzusammenfassungen mit Lernstoff, Gleichungen, Schlüsselwörtern und Querverweisen auf andere Kapitel * durchgerechnete Beispiele, Fragen und Antworten sowie Aufgaben und Lösungen * Exkurse in die industrielle Anwendung * an den deutschen Sprachraum angepasste Einheiten und Werkstoffbezeichnungen * durchgehend vierfarbig illustriert * Verweise auf elektronisches Zusatzmaterial Der 'Callister' ist ein Muss für angehende Materialwissenschaftler und Werkstofftechniker an Universitäten und Fachhochschulen - und ideal geeignet für Studierende aus Physik, Chemie, Maschinenbau und Bauingenieurwesen, die sich mit den Grundlagen des Fachs vertraut machen möchten.