Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: This book is the culmination of a career-long quest to translate decades of research findings to students, emergency management professionals, and the general population. He has succeeded with a style of writing that is personal, non-technical, and highly informative. -Gary Kreps, The College of William and Mary an excellent book that presents well-documented research findings in an entertaining and engaging style. expands on important disaster-related knowledge beyond the typical academic and professional communities. It is therefore unique among texts, and contributes much to our understanding of human behavior in disaster situations. -David McEntire, Department Chair and Professor, University of North Texas a unique and much needed book. It grows out of Drabek's lifelong commitment to not only conducting basic and applied research but also to passing on vital knowledgewhat readers will find is a sound and highly readable discussion of insights and principles on the social and behavioral aspects of disastersanyone interested in exploring human aspects of disaster, regardless of their locale, will find much food for thoughta welcome addition to the literature in the field. -William A. Anderson, Ph.D., National Research Council, National Academy of Science an entertaining case-based look at human response to disaster-puncturing myths, pointing out truths, and exploring the progress of disaster from warnings to 'why me? -Natural Hazards Observer One of the main strengths of the book is the easy flow and readability of the text. The personal experiences and informal writing style allow the reader to be immersed in the book. The author's expertise is evident throughout the book and is backed by rigorous research. The book should be required reading for college students, emergency planning personnel, policy makers, and for anyone who works in emergency and disaster relief. It is a great read that is hard to put down. -Marlis Glenda Anne Bruyere, University of Atlanta, Ontario, Canada, in the Journal of Social Science. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
When disaster strikes, people react, and usually, fear levels rise. Temporarily, however, one motivation supersedes all others: survival of self and those nearby, especially loved ones. Based on the author’s years of research and teaching experience, The Human Side of Disaster scientifically evaluates human responses in the face of disasters. This examination informs emergency managers and response teams and teaches them how to anticipate human behaviors in-crisis.
The book begins with four scenarios based on interviews and real events that introduce the human side of disaster. The stories examine how attention to, or lack of, preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation affect outcomes. Each subsequent chapter refers back to the original Experiences chapter and provides insights that can be applied not only to events such as hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, and floods, but also to man-made threats including industrial accidents and acts of terrorism. The author explores how people’s responses can be predicted, the long term effects of disaster on the psyche, and the key issues involved in recovery.
A balanced interpretation of research, results, and experience, the book demonstrates how traditional warning methods and high-tech systems can work together to improve communications, evacuations, and reconstruction efforts. It highlights the role of the human element in any disaster situation and demonstrates how to use that element as part of a planned disaster response.
About the Author: University of Denver, Colorado, USA
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