Introduction to Emergency Management / Edition 1

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The recent devastation caused by tsunamis, hurricanes and wildfires highlights the need for highly trained professionals who can develop effective strategies in response to these disasters. This invaluable resource arms readers with the tools to address all phases of emergency management. It covers everything from the social and environmental processes that generate hazards to vulnerability analysis, hazard mitigation, emergency response, and disaster recovery.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471772606
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 11/3/2006
  • Series: Wiley Pathways Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 624
  • Sales rank: 714,337
  • Product dimensions: 7.34 (w) x 9.15 (h) x 1.16 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Michael K. Lindell is Professor of LandscapeArchitecture and Urban Planning, Texas A&M University; SeniorScholar, Hazard Reduction and Recovery Center, Texas A&MUniversity; Adjunct Professor, Department of Psychology, TexasA&M University

Dr. Lindell has over 30 years of experience in the field ofemergency management, during which time he has conducted a longterm program of research on the processes by which individuals andorganizations respond to natural and technological hazards. Much ofhis research, especially that supported by the National ScienceFoundation (NSF), has examined the processes by which affectedpopulations respond to warnings of the imminent threat of a hazard.This research has been conducted in communities affected by hazardsas diverse as flooding, volcanic eruption, hazardous materials, andhurricanes. Professor Lindell also has had extensive experience inproviding technical assistance to government agencies, industrygroups and private corporations in developing emergency plans andprocedures. He has served six times as a consultant to theInternational Atomic Energy Agency in developing planning guidancefor response to nuclear and radiological incidents, has made threepresentations in National Academy of Sciences panels, and iscurrently a member of two National Academy of Sciences panels -Disasters Research in Social Sciences and Assessing VulnerabilitiesRelated to the Nation's Chemical Infrastructure. Professor Lindellhas written extensively on emergency management and is the authorof 70 technical reports, 70 journal articles and book chapters, andsix books/monographs.

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Emergency Management.

2. Emergency Management Stakeholders.

3. Building an Effective Emergency Management Organization.

4. Risk Perception and Communication.

5. Principal Hazards in the United States.

6. Hazard, Vulnerability, and Risk Analysis.

7. Hazard Mitigation.

8. Disaster Myths, Disaster Demands and Citizen EmergencyResponse.

9. Preparedness for Emergency Response and DisasterRecovery.

10. Organizational Emergency Response.

11. Disaster Recovery.

12. Evaluation.

13. International Emergency Management.

14. Professional Accountability.

15. Future Directions in Emergency Management.




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