Introduction to Emergency Management, Fourth Edition 4th Edition

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"Drawing heavily on recent case studies, this book examines emergency management as practiced in the United States at the federal level and by state and local agencies. The most recent disasters are covered, and up-to-date information on the role of emergency management agencies under the Obama administration is provided."--Foreign Service Journal, October 2011

"Contained within this monograph are details and descriptions of contemporary emergency management practices and strategies, as well as descriptions of the key players involved in emergency management both within the United States and around the world. The authors' intent is to provide the reader with a working knowledge of how the functions of comprehensive emergency management operate and the influence they can have on everyday life. New to the fourth edition are an expanded coverage of risk management and disaster communications, more material on mitigation of disasters, and current information on the role of FEMA in the Obama administration."--MCEER.com

"In this beginner’s guide to emergency management, Haddock, Bullock, and Coppola provide a well-rounded approach that fulfills the requirements of an introductory textbook. Their comments and assessments of the progress of emergency management lead the reader from early historical events―such as an 1803 New Hampshire fire―to some post-Katrina changes that affected national and local planning. The book reviews some of the history of the Federal Emergency Management Agency and its current organizational structure. This well referenced book is formatted to stimulate the reader to seek more information on this valuable subject and is a good starting point. The authors appear to be knowledgeable and experienced and have put together a well organized book."--Security Management

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Learn about the disciplines of emergency management as they have developed over the past six decades, including the rapid evolution of the field in this century. Haddow, Bullock, and Coppola bring the ideal combination of practical and academic experience to their presentation of the phases of disaster planning, mitigation, response, recovery and communications. Extensive discussions cover the latest disasters, offering ample opportunity for current students and practitioners to build their critical thinking skills and grow into the next generation of leaders in this increasingly important profession.

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 424 pages
  • Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann; 4 edition (September 21, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1856179591
  • ISBN-13: 978-1856179591
  • Product Dimensions: 9.5 x 7.7 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #143,043 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By RMcCreight-GWU on April 23, 2012
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Damon Cappola's Fourth Edition of his popular book on international crisis management includes case studies and useful updates on matters which college professors will find useful in transmitting the core elements of crisis management and the issued embedded therein for their students. Using a fairly comprehensive approach to a wide and complex array of subjects Capolla's book reflects the obvious and subtle dimensions of an inherently interdisciplinary and diplomatic jumble of coordination, planning, logistics, terrain and demographic assessment which iften characterize humanitarian interventions and the related set of problems in assessing any international crisis. While every such crisis has its political aspects, the book focuses on the context of international response, the UN role, the enormous challenges of establishing a coherent and effective command and control scheme and the actual execution of assistance in a failed or failing state. For students wishing to know more about the spectrum of issues involved this is a great introduction.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By rightmind on May 19, 2011
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The book got to me about a week faster than originally forecasted and the book is very easy to read. While this is not my first book on emergency management it is a good book for those breaking into the field of emergency management.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Captplus3 on November 12, 2012
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I had to purchase this for a class. I didnt want to spend a fortune on a book that 1. I would never read again and 2. I would only need for a limited time and would make not much back on by reselling. I "rented" this on my kindle and it was one of the best purchases I have ever made. I used the book for the class, still had it for review if I needed it for my next class. Very VERY happy with the "rent" option with kindle and amazon.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Darrell Fraser on May 17, 2013
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This book is very well organized and takes the student, step-by-step, through the emergency planning process. It uses real disasters such as 9/11, Hurricane Katrina, and the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill to illustrate pro’s and con’s of past planning processes. It’s a keeper.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Joshua Ackerman on June 11, 2013
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I bought this book for a class and didn't end up using it much, but from what I did read I enjoyed. The book is full of useful information and anyone looking to learn about EM should definitely use this book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By nicholas venzke on February 18, 2013
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Whether taking a class in emergency management or preparing for the next disaster this book is a great read. It explains all the government entities an their responsibilities during an emergency.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By EmergMgr0710215 on October 6, 2013
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Haddow and Bullock, 4th Ed., is a great read laying the foundation for future Emergency Management and Business Continuity practitioners.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Andrew Johnson on April 4, 2013
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I bought this to review to see if I should utilize it in a course I was teaching. I found the book very useful for my students.
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