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In uncertain times, a solid preparedness plan is essential for every individual and family. PREPAREDNESS NOW navigates the new realities of twenty-first century living: extreme weather, economic instability, terror attacks, and more. Packed with checklists, resources, and step-by-step instructions, PREPAREDNESS NOW details everything needed for office, car, and home preparedness. This newly expanded and revised edition includes an extended chapter on food and water storage and urban gardening, techniques in personal defense, and the latest and best preparedness products on the market. This book encourages basic lifestyle changes that lead to a more self-sufficient and satisfying existence, regardless of circumstance. PREPAREDNESS NOW is written by one of the most experienced preparedness experts in the field. Aton Edwards is executive director of the International Preparedness Network (IPN) and has worked with the Red Cross, NYPD, Center for Disease Control, and thousands of people domestically and overseas. This manual delivers practical advice on: Building your emergency kits for home, car, and office Water quality control and storage Emergency shelter, power, lighting, and heating Emergency transportation, communications, and evacuation Extreme weather preparedness Chemical, biowarfare, and nuclear preparedness Defense against infectious diseases Personal defense and crime prevention for the twenty-first century home
Three out of every four Americans fear another terrorist attack on American soil. Shockingly, given this number, nearly two-thirds of U.S. citizens do not have a basic emergency plan and only one out of every five is familiar with his or her community's terrorism response plan. Written by one of America's leading public health authorities, "Freedom From Fear" offers advice on how to prepare and protect yourself and your family in a worst-case scenario. Believing that Americans should prepare themselves without scaring themselves, Gregory Thomas reveals the real probabilities and consequences of dirty bombs, biological and chemical warfare, and other commonly feared terrorist events. - Includes advice on talking to kids about terrorism - Instructs readers how to create their own emergency plans - Emphasizes how knowledge and preparation reduce anxiety - Foreword by Lee H. Hamilton, former Vice Chair of the 9/11 Commission
This useful book contains a wealth of valuable information that can help any family be prepared for emergencies that may arise. It is written in simple language so that beginners can use it, but the information far exceeds that found in most other books. Beginners Guide to a Family Preparedness will be a valuable addition to any home or sommunitty library. Horizon Publishers recognizes it as an important contribution to the literature on food storage and preparedness and takes pleasure in its release.
Billions of dollars and millions of people are involved in disaster relief, yet catastrophes around the world continue to take an enormous toll in human lives and treasure. Some disaster-relief efforts are more successful than others, with national governments playing a pivotal role. The response to the tsunami of 2004 can be cited among focused international efforts, while the relief to victims of Hurricane Katrina can be cited as more problematic. The international community is watching as China copes in new ways with the recent earthquake in Sichuan province and as relief efforts continue for earthquake victims in Haiti. This encyclopedia covers the response to disasters, from governments to NGOs, from charities to politics, from refugees to health, and from economics to international relations. Entries cover issues in both historical and contemporary context, with information on disaster relief around the world. The volumes include information relevant to students of sociology, national security, economics, health sciences, political science, emergency preparedness, history, agriculture, and many other subjects. The goal is to help readers appreciate the importance of the effects, responsibilities, and ethics of disaster relief, and to initiate educational discussion brought forth by the specific cultural, scientific, and topical articles contained within the work. Including 425 signed entries in a two-volume set presented in A-to-Z format, and drawing contributors from varied academic disciplines, this encyclopedia examines disaster response and relief in a manner that is authoritative yet accessible, jargon-free, and balanced to help readers better understand issues from varied perspectives.