The public health response to disasters in the 21st Century: reflections on Hurricane Katrina.The Public Health Consequences of Disasters
Edited by Eric K. Noji (1997)
This illustrated book summarizes the most pertinent information about the public health impact of disasters. It is divided into four sections dealing with general issues, geophysical ge·o·phys·ics
n. (used with a sing. verb)
The physics of the earth and its environment, including the physics of fields such as meteorology, oceanography, and seismology. events, weather-related problems, and human-generated disasters.
468 pages, hardcover. Member: $68.50. Nonmember: $80. Catalog #583.
Environmental Hazards 'Environmental hazard' is a generic term for any situation or state of events which poses a threat to the surrounding environment. This term incorporates topics like pollution and Natural Hazards such as storms and earthquakes. : Assessing Risk and Reducing Disaster (Third Edition)
Keith Smith For other persons named Keith Smith, see Keith Smith (disambiguation).
Keith Smith(1952-2006) was a former English rugby player; he excelled in playing centre. He first played with Yorkshire Colts rugby then advanced to Roundhay. (2001)
Combining insights from both the natural and the social sciences, this book provides a complete introduction to environmental hazards. It covers all major rapid-onset events, whether natural, human, or technological in origin, that directly threaten human life on a community scale.
392 pages, softcover soft·cov·er
Not bound between hard covers: softcover books; a softcover edition. . Member: $25.50. Nonmember: $29.95. Catalog #897.
Disaster Field Manual
CCDEH, Disaster Preparedness Technical Committee (1994)
The Disaster Field Manual, prepared by the California Conference of Directors of Environmental Health Disaster Preparedness Technical Committee, can serve as a field guide for the environmental health professional following a major disaster. It provides an excellent overview of the key response and recovery options that environmental health practitioners will need to consider in order to make prompt and informed decisions. While the manual is not intended to serve as a disaster response plan, it can be used to supplement existing plans with the information most needed by an environmental health practitioner. Some of the topics covered, as they relate to disasters, include
* liquid waste/sewage,
* solid-waste disposal,
* housing/mass-care shelters,
* vector control Vector control is any method to limit or eradicate the vectors of vector born diseases, for which the pathogen (e.g. virusor parasite) is transmitted by a vector which can be mammals, birds or arthropods, especially insects, and more specifically mosquitoes. ,
* hazardous materials,
* medical waste, and
* responding to a radiological radiological
pertaining to radiology.
see radiological diagnosis.
mobile radiological apparatus
x-ray machines that can be moved but are not portable because of their weight. incident.
The manual is made of water-resistant paper and is small enough to fit in a pocket, making it useful in the field.
149 pages, hardcover. Member: $35. Nonmember: $45. Catalog #535.
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intr.v. per·tained, per·tain·ing, per·tains
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