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Disciplines, disasters, and emergency management; the convergence and divergence of concepts, issues and trends from the research literature.


Disciplines, disasters, and emergency management; the convergence and divergence divergence

In mathematics, a differential operator applied to a three-dimensional vector-valued function. The result is a function that describes a rate of change. The divergence of a vector v is given by
 of concepts, issues and trends from the research literature.

Ed. by David A. McEntire.

C.C. Thomas


344 pages




Editor McEntire is affiliated with the U. of North Texas' Department of Public Administration, and several contributors are also affiliated with that institution in a variety of fields including geography, anthropology, aging, and economic development; other contributors from (mostly) US academic institutions and government agencies represent the fields of sociology, criminology criminology, the study of crime, society's response to it, and its prevention, including examination of the environmental, hereditary, or psychological causes of crime, modes of criminal investigation and conviction, and the efficacy of punishment or correction (see , emergency health services Emergency Health Services (also EHS) is a division of the Department of Health in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia.

It is responsible for the province's pre-hospital emergency health services, including 152 ground ambulances and their support facilities, two
, counseling, emergency communications, and urban planning urban planning: see city planning.
urban planning

Programs pursued as a means of improving the urban environment and achieving certain social and economic objectives.
. All are united by a serious professional interest in preparing for disasters. The 24 contributed chapters stride toward an inter-disciplinary effort, which the editor distinguishes in the initial chapter from "multidisciplinary mul·ti·dis·ci·pli·nar·y  
Of, relating to, or making use of several disciplines at once: a multidisciplinary approach to teaching. 
," because the goal is to integrate various perspectives into a coherent approach.

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