Perils of a Restless Planet

Author: Ernest Zebrowski
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521654882
Release Date: 1999-05-13
Genre: Nature

Traces the process of scientific inquiry, technological innovation, and public policy used to deal with such natural disasters as epidemics, tornadoes, and tidal waves, focusing on actual events from ancient times to the present. UP.

Die SARS Krise in Hongkong

Author: Evelyn Lu Yen Roloff
Publisher: transcript Verlag
ISBN: 9783839406120
Release Date: 2015-07-31
Genre: Social Science

Die SARS-Krise in Hong Kong im Jahr 2003 stürzte die Millionenstadt in einen mehrere Monate dauernden Ausnahmezustand, in dem selbst alltägliche Handlungen im städtischen Raum unsicher wurden. Während dieses Zeitraums sammelte die Autorin durch teilnehmende Beobachtungen und Interviews eine Fülle empirischen Materials. Auf dieser Grundlage werden die Regierungskrise, die zivilgesellschaftlichen Reaktionen und die anschließende Hygienepolitik der Regierungsorganisation »Team Clean« mithilfe von Michel Foucaults Vorlesungen zur Gouvernementalität analysiert. Durch gouvernementale Techniken wie »Urban Imagineering« und »Civil Engineering« zielte die Regierung auf die Konstruktion von Sicherheits- und Unsicherheitsräumen ab, mit denen nicht nur intern Normalität wiederhergestellt, sondern auch das angekratzte Image der Global City rehabilitiert werden sollte.

Disaster and Development an Occupational Perspective

Author: Nancy Rushford
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780702060793
Release Date: 2015-03-05
Genre: Medical

A ground breaking book that crosses cultures and contexts to provide a foundation for critical reflection on the role of occupation in disaster and development. An occupational perspective is illuminated by drawing upon the experiences of survivors, practitioners, personnel from local and international organisations, researchers and academics, with implications for policy, practice and education. supports the development, use and practice of occupational therapy in disaster preparedness and response contexts presents a rich array of new material and learning which is sought after by occupational therapy and occupational science professions case study experiences covering epidemics, refugee crises, industrial emergencies, conflict, terrorism and natural disasters concludes with a description and analysis of a proposed occupational framework for disaster preparedness and response Contributed by a truly global team of authors from Australia, the US, India, Japan, Sri Lanka, the UK, Hong Kong, Indonesia... Edited by a team who are widely recognised and experienced in development and disaster contexts

Hurricanes and Society in the British Greater Caribbean 1624 1783

Author: Matthew Mulcahy
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 9780801898976
Release Date: 2010-12-29
Genre: History

By integrating the West Indies into the larger story of British Atlantic colonization, Mulcahy's work contributes to early American history, Atlantic history, environmental history, and the growing field of disaster studies.

The Tenth Parallel

Author: Eliza Griswold
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9781846144226
Release Date: 2011-02-03
Genre: Religion

The tenth parallel - the line of latitude seven hundred miles north of the equator - is a geographical and ideological front line where Christianity and Islam collide. Across much of inland Africa and Asia, from Nigeria, Sudan and Somalia to Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines, live more than half of the world's 1.3 billion Muslims, and sixty percent of the world's 2 billion Christians. The space between the equator and the tenth parallel marks the end of Africa's arid north and the beginning of sub-Saharan jungle; in Southeast Asia, the encounter between the two religions is also driven by wind and weather, as the trade winds carried merchants of both faiths across the sea, and the clash of hot and cold air creates the hurricanes that travel across the earth to hit Latin and North American soil. On both sides of the line, the religions and their people are experiencing reawakenings of faith - and in their buzzing megacities and swarming jungle, the encounters between the two faiths is shaping the future. Eliza Griswold, award-winning investigative journalist and poet, has spent the past seven years travelling the space between the equator and the tenth parallel, exploring the meanings and ramifications of this reawakening of faith, in a place where these changes may alter the future of what's called the Global South - and, in turn, the West. In each country along the faultline, she asks if it is possible to determine where faith ended and secular violence began, or what role religion actually plays in struggles over resources and political power. The story of this encounter between religions unfolds over nearly two thousand years and more than 600,000 square miles. An urgent examination of the relationship between faith and worldly power, The Tenth Parallel is an essential work about the conflicts over religion, nationhood and natural resources that will remake the world in the years to come.

Need to Know

Author: John G. Stackhouse Jr.
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199376971
Release Date: 2014-05-30
Genre: Religion

How should a Christian think? If a serious Christian wants to think seriously about a serious subject--from considering how to vote in the next election to choosing a career; from deciding among scientific theories to selecting a mate; from weighing competing marketing proposals to discerning the best fitness plan--what does he or she do? This basic question is at the heart of a complex discourse: epistemology. A bold new statement of Christian epistemology, Need to Know presents a comprehensive, coherent, and clear model of responsible Christian thinking. Grounded in the best of the Christian theological tradition while being attentive to a surprising range of thinkers in the history of philosophy, natural science, social science, and culture, the book offers a scheme for drawing together experience, tradition, scholarship, art, and the Bible into a practical yet theoretically profound system of thinking about thinking. John Stackhouse's fundamental idea is as simple as it is startling: Since God calls human beings to do certain things in the world, God can be relied upon to supply the knowledge necessary for human beings to do those things. The classic Christian concept of vocation, then, supplies both the impetus and the assurance that faithful Christians can trust God to guide their thinking--on a "need to know" basis.

The End

Author: Marq de Villiers
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1429934409
Release Date: 2010-03-30
Genre: Nature

What is the fate of the world as we know it? Tsunamis, earthquakes, volcanoes, hurricanes, pandemics, cosmic radiation, gamma bursts from space, colliding comets, and asteroids—these things used to worry us from time to time, but now they have become the background noise of our culture. Are natural calamities indeed more probable, and more frequent, than they were? Are things getting worse? Are the boundaries between natural and human-caused calamities blurring? Are we part of the problem? If so, what can we do about it? In The End, award-winning writer Marq de Villiers examines these questions at a time when there is an urgent need to understand the perils that confront us, to act in such a way as best we can for the inevitable disasters when they come. We can do nothing about some natural calamities, but about others we can do a great deal. De Villiers helps us understand which is which, and lays out some provocative ideas for mitigating the damage all such calamities can inflict on us and our world. The End is a brilliant and challenging look at what lies ahead, and at what we can do to influence our future.


ISBN: STANFORD:36105110613176
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Prospecting

Dangerous Planet El Ni o to landslide

Author: Rob Nagel
ISBN: 0787628506
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Natural disasters

Presents eyewitness accounts relating to the natural destruction experienced on Earth, the role of human activity in disasters, and tips on survival.

Disaster Response

Author: Fred C. Pampel
Publisher: Library in a Book
ISBN: UCSC:32106019012589
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Provides an overview of emergency management and disaster response, including current laws and regulations, important events, biographical listings, and a directory of state, federal, and international agencies and organizations.