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Introduction to International Disaster Management 1st Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0750679824
ISBN-10: 0750679824
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"Damon Coppola's Introduction to international disaster management is a single volume sourcebook that makes excellent use of full colour graphics and has numerous inset boxes highlighting aspects of the topics under discussion. The book follows a logical progression starting with the history of disasters and ending with details of disaster management agencies (governments, NGOs, multilateral organisations), where they are located within national government structures, and what they do. The bulk of the book is given over to consideration of hazards, risks and vulnerability, and the four stages of traditional disaster management namely: mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery. A final chapter deals briefly with special considerations in relation to disasters covering such diverse topics as the media, political will, donor fatigue, state sovereignty, climate change, terrorism, and pandemics. This book is an excellent starting point for the study of disaster planning providing both global perspective and local detail."--Colin Perry, The Brunei Times

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The first book to offer complete preparedness, response, and relief coverage of the complex issues surrounding international disasters!
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 576 pages
  • Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann; 1 edition (November 2, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0750679824
  • ISBN-13: 978-0750679824
  • Product Dimensions: 9.9 x 7.6 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,278,872 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By S. R. Neill on November 10, 2009
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As the Executive Director of a relief and development organization ([...]) I find this book a great resource to use before I talk to professionals in the field. It's full of great common sense, case studies and background information. The needs assessment checklist (appendix 6-1) for example is a prime example of this books usefulness. Well worth the money!
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This is a very good introduction to international disaster management. A good read for the novice.
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The statistics from around the world were interesting and made this book a must read. It was a good book, with a lot of insight and details that made reading it interseting. I would recommend it to future students who need to think outside the box.
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