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Visible Darkness Book by ,

Visible Darkness Book
  • Author : ,
  • Publisher : Dorrance Publishing
  • Release Date : 2015-06-01
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 134
  • ISBN Code: 1480912611

Summary: In a riveting firsthand account, Emy Cajipe recounts her experience surviving Super Typhoon Haiyan, which devastated the city of Tacloban and surrounding areas in November 2013. Beginning with a snapshot of her childhood in the Philippines, Emy paints a picture of the country she knew when it was still whole and beautiful, with its social complexities and lush landscape. Her spellbinding story parallels her struggle in the days following Haiyan with the experience of her family in the United States as they search and wait for her return. Visible Darkness is a gripping tale that fills in the gaps left by the media after a catastrophe and provides insight into the lives of those who have experienced natural disaster. This will change the way you see the world.

Perspectives on School Leadership in Asia Pacific Contexts Book by Salleh Hairon,Jonathan Wee Pin Goh

Perspectives on School Leadership in Asia Pacific Contexts Book
  • Author : Salleh Hairon,Jonathan Wee Pin Goh
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2019-08-06
  • Category: Education
  • Pages : 175
  • ISBN Code: 9813291605

Summary: This book casts a refreshingly new light on current literature on school leadership, which has predominantly been viewed through Western lenses. Accordingly, key concepts and theories on leadership and school leadership have primarily been generated from thinking and research in the Western sphere. This is problematic, considering the fact that the leadership concept or construct, and its practices, are significantly influenced and shaped by contexts, and even situations. However, there are various contextual conditions and forces that can separately or collectively affect how school leadership is understood and practiced, including social, cultural, historical, geographical, economic and political conditions. In response, the book seeks to provide readers a better awareness of how the leadership construct or phenomenon is shaped by the varying contexts constantly affecting school leadership, while specifically focusing on the Asia Pacific region. In turn, it highlights various Asia Pacific contexts that shape school leadership, so as to ‘speak back’ to existing theories on school leadership.

Climate Change and Natural Disasters Book by Vinod Thomas

Climate Change and Natural Disasters Book
  • Author : Vinod Thomas
  • Publisher : Transaction Publishers
  • Release Date : 2017-01-31
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 182
  • ISBN Code: 1412864526

Summary: The start of the new millennium will be remembered for deadly climate-related disasters—the great floods in Thailand in 2011, Super Storm Sandy in the United States in 2012, and Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines in 2013, to name a few. In 2014, 17.5 million people were displaced by climate-related disasters, ten times more than the 1.7 million displaced by geophysical hazards. What is causing the increase in natural disasters and what effect does it have on the economy? Climate Change and Natural Disasters sends three messages: human-made factors exert a growing influence on climate-related disasters; because of the link to anthropogenic factors, there is a pressing need for climate mitigation; and prevention, including climate adaptation, ought not to be viewed as a cost to economic growth but as an investment. Ultimately, attention to climate-related disasters, arguably the most tangible manifestation of global warming, may help mobilize broader climate action. It can also be instrumental in transitioning to a path of low-carbon, green growth, improving disaster resilience, improving natural resource use, and caring for the urban environment. Vinod Thomas proposes that economic growth will become sustainable only if governments, political actors, and local communities combine natural disaster prevention and controlling climate change into national growth strategies. When considering all types of capital, particularly human capital, climate action can drive economic growth, rather than hinder it.

Contextualizing Disaster Book by Gregory V. Button,Mark Schuller

Contextualizing Disaster Book
  • Author : Gregory V. Button,Mark Schuller
  • Publisher : Berghahn Books
  • Release Date : 2016-09-01
  • Category: Social Science
  • Pages : 214
  • ISBN Code: 1785332813

Summary: Contextualizing Disaster offers a comparative analysis of six recent "highly visible" disasters and several slow-burning, "hidden," crises that include typhoons, tsunamis, earthquakes, chemical spills, and the unfolding consequences of rising seas and climate change. The book argues that, while disasters are increasingly represented by the media as unique, exceptional, newsworthy events, it is a mistake to think of disasters as isolated or discrete occurrences. Rather, building on insights developed by political ecologists, this book makes a compelling argument for understanding disasters as transnational and global phenomena.

Geological Records of Tsunamis and Other Extreme Waves Book by Max Engel,Jessica Pilarczyk,Simon Matthias May,Dominik Brill,Ed Garrett

Geological Records of Tsunamis and Other Extreme Waves Book
  • Author : Max Engel,Jessica Pilarczyk,Simon Matthias May,Dominik Brill,Ed Garrett
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2020-07-25
  • Category: Science
  • Pages : 848
  • ISBN Code: 0128156872

Summary: Geological Records of Tsunamis and Other Extreme Waves provides a systematic compendium with concise chapters on the concept and history of paleotsunami research, sediment types and sediment sources, field methods, sedimentary and geomorphological characteristics, as well as dating and modeling approaches. By contrasting tsunami deposits with those of competing mechanisms in the coastal zone such as storm waves and surges, and by embedding this field of research into the wider context of tsunami science, the book is also relevant to readers interested in paleotempestology, coastal sedimentary environments, or sea-level changes, and coastal hazard management. The effectiveness of paleotsunami records in coastal hazard-mitigation strategies strongly depends on the appropriate selection of research approaches and methods that are tailored to the site-specific environment and age of the deposits. In addition to summarizing the state-of-the-art in tsunami sedimentology, Geological Records of Tsunamis and Other Extreme Waves guides researchers through establishing an appropriate research design and how to develop reliable records of prehistoric events using field-based and laboratory methods, as well as modeling techniques. Features a comprehensive overview of the state of the art in tsunami sedimentology and paleotsunami research Offers advice on the most appropriate mapping, sampling, and analytical approaches for a wide variety of coastal settings and sedimentary environments Provides methodological details for field sampling and the most important proxy analyses

Advances in Managing Humanitarian Operations Book by Christopher W. Zobel,Nezih Altay,Mark P. Haselkorn

Advances in Managing Humanitarian Operations Book
  • Author : Christopher W. Zobel,Nezih Altay,Mark P. Haselkorn
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2015-12-17
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 283
  • ISBN Code: 3319244183

Summary: This volume provides a survey of current research problems and results in humanitarian operations research. Additionally, it discusses existing applications of humanitarian operations research, and considers new research efforts that clearly extend existing research and applications. The book is divided into three sections that provide an overview of the subject, a look at the theory, and an examination of applications. The overview section presents chapters on modeling approaches and metrics to evaluate nonprofit operations; chief findings of fieldwork research in disaster response logistics; the use of cash as a form of relief; and measuring markets that supply cash-based humanitarian interventions. The theory section includes chapters that examine the partner proliferation problem in disaster response networks; a case study of humanitarian logistics that examines how humanitarian culture informs change adoption; and a look at the current state of the art for information visibility in humanitarian operations. Finally, the application section focuses on blood products, vaccines, and food assistance, with individual chapters on efficient inventorying and distribution of blood products during disasters; a detailed look at modeling in the context of the vaccine supply chain; a framework for achieving equity, effectiveness, and efficiency in food bank operations; and a spatio-temporal vulnerabili ty assessment of the resilience of a population affected by sudden lack of food.

Environmental Change, Adaptation and Migration Book by Felicitas Hillmann,Marie Pahl,Birte Rafflenbeul,Harald Sterly

Environmental Change, Adaptation and Migration Book
  • Author : Felicitas Hillmann,Marie Pahl,Birte Rafflenbeul,Harald Sterly
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2015-09-22
  • Category: Science
  • Pages : 299
  • ISBN Code: 1137538910

Summary: The contributors present empirical and theoretical insights on current debates on environmental change, adaptation and migration. While focusing on countries subject to environmental degradation, it calls for a regional perspective that recognises local actors and a systematic link between development studies and migration research.

Disaster Studies Book by Janki Andharia

Disaster Studies Book
  • Author : Janki Andharia
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2020-03-25
  • Category: Social Science
  • Pages : 462
  • ISBN Code: 981329339X

Summary: This book covers several dimensions of disaster studies as an emerging discipline. It is the inaugural book in the series ‘Disaster Studies and Management’ and deals with questions such as “Is disaster management a field of practice, a profession, or simply a new area of study?” Exploring intersectionalities, the book also examines areas of research that could help enhance the discourse on disaster management from policy and practice perspectives, revisiting conventional event-centric approaches, which are the basis for most writings on the subject. Several case studies and comparative analyses reflect a critical reading of research and practice concerning disasters and their management. The book offers valuable insights into various subjects including the challenge of establishing inter- and multi-disciplinary teams within the academia involved in disaster studies, and sociological and anthropological readings of post-disaster memoryscapes. Each of the contributors has an enduring interest in disaster studies, thus enriching the book immensely. This book will be of interest to all the students and scholars of disaster studies and disaster management, as well as to practitioners and policymakers.

The Role of Anesthesiology in Global Health Book by Ram Roth,Elizabeth A. M. Frost,Clifford Gevirtz,Carrie L.H. Atcheson

The Role of Anesthesiology in Global Health Book
  • Author : Ram Roth,Elizabeth A. M. Frost,Clifford Gevirtz,Carrie L.H. Atcheson
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2014-12-04
  • Category: Medical
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN Code: 3319094238

Summary: “This brilliantly assembled expert compendium provides a much-needed guide for the practical application of anesthesiology in medical practice in the most bereft underdeveloped and violence-afflicted regions of the globe.” —Seymour Topping, Professor Emeritus of International Journalism, Columbia University This is a comprehensive guide to the role of anesthesiologists in medical missions. In their capacity as perioperative physicians, anesthesiologists improve the safety and efficacy of surgical interventions for underserved patients in low- and middle-income countries around the world. Contributions from international experts in global health provide essential historical context, practical medical and surgical considerations for planning missions, and scenarios of “on the ground” implementation of care. The final section considers anesthesiology education in the context of global health. This is an encompassing and eye-opening resource for trainees and physicians considering participating in a medical mission and students and faculty of global health.

Community Based Disaster Risk Reduction Book by Rajib Shaw

Community Based Disaster Risk Reduction Book
  • Author : Rajib Shaw
  • Publisher : Emerald Group Publishing
  • Release Date : 2012-03-06
  • Category: Nature
  • Pages : 424
  • ISBN Code: 0857248685

Summary: Deals with the topic of Community Based Disaster Risk Reduction (CBDRR). This book provides an overview of the subject and looks at the role of governments, NGOs, academics and corporate sectors in community based disaster risk reduction. It examines experiences from Asian and African countries.

Urban Planning for Disaster Recovery Book by Alan March,Maria Kornakova

Urban Planning for Disaster Recovery Book
  • Author : Alan March,Maria Kornakova
  • Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Release Date : 2017-05-10
  • Category: Political Science
  • Pages : 274
  • ISBN Code: 0128043237

Summary: Urban Planning for Disaster Recovery focuses on disaster recovery from the perspective of urban planning, an underutilized tactic that can significantly reduce disaster risks. The book examines disaster risk reduction (DRR), in particular, the recovery stage of what is widely known as the disaster cycle. The theoretical underpinning of the book derives from a number of sources in urban planning and disaster management literature, and is illustrated by a series of case studies. It consists of five sections, each of which opens with a conceptual framework that is followed by a series of supporting and illustrative cases as practical examples. These examples both complement and critique the theoretical base provided, demonstrating the need to apply the concepts in location-specific ways. Examines disaster recovery from an urban planning perspective Illustrates key concepts with real-world case studies Explores the contributions of experts, urban planners, NGOs, and community members

Climate Change Adaptation in Pacific Countries Book by Walter Leal Filho

Climate Change Adaptation in Pacific Countries Book
  • Author : Walter Leal Filho
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2017-02-07
  • Category: Science
  • Pages : 441
  • ISBN Code: 3319500945

Summary: This book showcases vital lessons learned from research, field projects and best practice examples with regard to climate change adaptation in countries throughout the Pacific region, a part of the planet that is particularly vulnerable to and affected by climate change.The book's primary goals are to document the wealth of experiences in the region available today, to encourage cross-sector interactions among the various stakeholders in the region, and to help transfer results to other countries and regions. Accordingly, it gathers a set of papers presented at a symposium on climate change adaptation held in Fiji in July 2016, focusing on "Fostering Resilience and Improving the Quality of Life". In these contributions, local and international experts present a variety of initiatives showing how Pacific countries are coping with the many problems associated with climate change, including initiatives in education and awareness work taking place across the region, operational aspects and their implications for policy-making, and challenges in urban and rural areas.

Asia-Pacific Rebalance 2025 Book by Michael Green,Kathleen Hicks,Mark F. Cancian

Asia-Pacific Rebalance 2025 Book
  • Author : Michael Green,Kathleen Hicks,Mark F. Cancian
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2016-02-04
  • Category: Political Science
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN Code: 1442259175

Summary: In 2015, Congress tasked the Department of Defense to commission an independent assessment of U.S. military strategy and force posture in the Asia-Pacific, as well as that of U.S. allies and partners, over the next decade. This CSIS study fulfills that congressional requirement.

The Philippine Archipelago Book by Yves Boquet

The Philippine Archipelago Book
  • Author : Yves Boquet
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2017-04-19
  • Category: Science
  • Pages : 848
  • ISBN Code: 3319519263

Summary: This book presents an updated view of the Philippines, focusing on thematic issues rather than a description region by region. Topics include typhoons, population growth, economic difficulties, agrarian reform, migration as an economic strategy, the growth of Manila, the Muslim question in Mindanao, the South China Sea tensions with China and the challenges of risk, vulnerability and sustainable development.