Emergency Management: A Reference Handbook (Google eBook)

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ABC-CLIO, Jan 1, 2008 - Reference - 293 pages
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The monumental natural and human made disasters of the 20th century, which killed 25 million people in Asia alone, have underscored the need for professional and coordinated disaster response worldwide. This book examines the profession and practice of emergency management in the United States, at the United Nations, and around the globe.
  

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Contents

1 Background and History
1
2 Problems Controversies and Solutions
33
3 Worldwide Perspective
73
4 Chronology
105
5 Biographical Sketches
129
6 Data and Documents
155
7 Directory of Organizations
199
8 Resources
237
Glossary
267
Index
277
About the Author
293
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Jeffrey B. Bumgarner is an associate professor in the Department of Sociology, Criminal Justice, and Anthropology at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas.

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