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Source of New Book Info

Recovery Diva

Thanks to Lori Peek, Director of the Hazards Center at the University of CO/Boulder, for providing this link to a source of information about new books in the field of emergency management. She noted the New Reads series for a quick download on new publications. And she noted that they always welcome new submissions: [link

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Book Review

Recovery Diva

The Introductory essay by Laurie Mazur sets the tone for much of the rest of the book: “ In this hopeful and frustrating year, contributors to the Urban Resilience Project celebrated our collective progress, while highlighting how far we have yet to go.”. And to me that’s what makes this e-book so problematical – it seems to be an illegitimate child born of the climate cult and anti-capitalism. Review of new edition of a free ebook, by John Plodinec.

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New Book Review

Recovery Diva

Book Review: Cultural Competency for Emergency and Crisis Management. While the book is designed to help instructors teach graduate or undergraduate level cultural competency classes, it can also be used as a training tool or to gain one’s understanding of what cultural competency entails and how the knowledge can be applied to professional settings.

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Book Review: Constructing Risk

Recovery Diva

These statements document incremental progress to recognizing the principal message and caution of this book, that our development practices—the ways we build on the land—too often resulting in increasing risk of disaster, when they could and should be doing the opposite, reducing risk to natural disaster, climate change and sea level rise. Constructing Risk: Disaster, Development, and the Built Environment by Stephen O. BenderNew York: Berghahn. 4 of Catastrophes in Context. 2021).

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A Book for Emergency Managers

Disaster Zone

What is on your list for professional development

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A Kids’ Book About Safety

Disaster Zone

A great Christmas gift idea for the young children in your life

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New NAS Book on Infrastructure Investments

Recovery Diva

New Book available from the National Academy of Sciences: Equitable and Resilient Infrastructure Investments. As usual with the NAS, you can download a pdf version free

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Children’s Book on Disaster Preparedness

Disaster Zone

This one comes from the UN

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The 9 Best Books for Disaster Recovery Managers in 2022

Solutions Review

Our editors have compiled this directory of the best books for disaster recovery managers based on Amazon user reviews, rating, and ability to add business value. The 13 Most Essential Books for Data Protection Officers … September 2, 2021 Best Practices. ” GO TO BOOK.

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Book Review: Disaster and Emergency Management Methods

Recovery Diva

Disaster and Emergency Management Methods; Social Science Approaches in Application by Jason Rivera. Publisher: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, New York and London. ISBN-hardcover: 978 0 367 42398 8 ISBN-electronic: 978 0 367 82394 8; Pages: 381; on-line price $52.95 for paperback., 172.55 for hardback, $42.36 for etext USD. Key words: environmental governance, sustainability, resilience, climate risk, natural hazard, disaster risk reduction, building regulation.

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The 7 Best Ransomware Books Available on Amazon

Solutions Review

The editors at Solutions Review have compiled the best ransomware books worth reading based on relevance, ratings, publish date, and ability to add business value. The Best Ransomware Books Available on Amazon. OUR TAKE: This book from Nihad A. ” GO TO BOOK.

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Book Review: The Invention of Disaster

Recovery Diva

Book Review: The Invention of Disaster: Power of Knowledge in Discourses of Hazard and Vulnerability. The book is part of Routledge Studies in Hazards, Disaster Risk and Climate Change. This book is a discourse on the current disaster risk reduction paradigms, suggesting that they are dominated by Western postcolonial dialectic that does not necessarily take into account the unique and diverse experiences of millions of people across very different cultures.

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Book Review: Justice, Equity, and Emergency Management

Recovery Diva

More than twenty authors are represented in this timely book, edited by Alessandra Jerolleman and William L. Waugh is editor in chief of the Emerald Book Series, “Community, Environment and Disaster Reduction Management,” of which this book is Volume 25. A special treat in the book, is found in Chapter 8, “The Underside of Epiphany: Wandering Wonderings.” Review of Justice, Equity, and Emergency Management, e dited by Allessandra Jerolleman and William L. Waugh, Jr.

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Your Pandemic Book Reading List

Disaster Zone

In case you have not had your fill of it

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How a children’s book saved my life

DisasterDoc

The post How a children’s book saved my life appeared first on DisasterDoc. My story begins in the Midwestern United States during the mid-1960s with My Weekly Reader, a weekly educational magazine designed for children. Kids in schools throughout the United States (over.

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Book Review: The Continuing Storm: Learning from Katrina

Recovery Diva

This book is the 8th book in the University of Texas’ Katrina Bookshelf series edited by Kai Erikson. The book also recaps the legacy of race in the Americas and its impact on both media coverage and government response during and after Katrina. In this excellent book, Erikson and Peek emphasize how America’s unresolved dilemma played out in media coverage, government policy, and institutional actions during and after Katrina.

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New Book Available: Invisible Reconstruction

Recovery Diva

From the UCL Press: free book to download. NOTE: The Diva is not familiar with either the publisher or the book. Invisible Reconstruction ; Cross-disciplinary responses to natural, biological and man-made disasters. 382 pp). You are on your own for this one

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‘Countdown to Zero Day’ By Kim Zetter – Book Review

Plan B Consulting

The book is all about the virus that sabotaged Iran’s nuclear efforts and shows how the existence of this malware can have the same destructive capability as a kinetic attack! There are a number of lessons and learning points I took away from Kim Zetter ‘s book.

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Book Review: Why Vulnerability Still Matters – The Politics of Disaster Risk Creation.

Recovery Diva

The book’s three sections build upon each other quite nicely in first understanding 1) why vulnerability ability still matters 2) how vulnerability, conflict, and state-society relations manifest, and 3) understanding topical areas of disaster risk of creation.The lead author, Bankoff, brings more than 30 years of research and understanding of community resilience and risk analysis led to finding an all-star set of contributors that add richness and depth to each of the topical areas.

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Book Review: 'Isolating the Enemy' by Tao Wang

The Rand Blog

In his book, Isolating the Enemy: Diplomatic Strategy in China and the United States, 1953–1956 , Dr. Tao Wang reviews key moments in the diplomatic strategies of China and the United States between 1953 and 1956.

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Societal Long COVID Here to Stay, Says Book: 'Normality Will Not Return'

The Rand Blog

In this adaptation from his book, Jenkins discusses how postpandemic life will be marked by more than just long-lasting health concerns

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‘Countdown to Zero Day’ By Kim Zetter – Book Review

Plan B Consulting

The book is all about the virus that sabotaged Iran’s nuclear efforts and shows how the existence of this malware can have the same destructive capability as a kinetic attack! There are a number of lessons and learning points I took away from the book.

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The Value of Experience in Emergency Management

Disaster Zone

It doesn’t come from reading a book

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Book Review: 'Escalation and Deescalation of Crises, Armed Conflicts, and Wars'

The Rand Blog

The evolving crisis in Ukraine has generated much discussion about whether Moscow would escalate the conflict, whether in frustration at the slow progress of its military operations, or in response to actions of other states, even possibly resorting to nuclear weapons.

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Mental health recovery: New book urges NHS to consider ‘Recovery Model’ for itself 

Crisis Response Journal

Since the 1980s, the Recovery Model has been instrumental in changing the lives of those living with mental disorders or substance dependence. In an ironic yet wholly plausible twist, one UK mental health professional now believes the approach could be us

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NFPA and Mike Holt Enterprises Collaborate to Publish 2023 NEC Changes Book Due Out This Fall

National Fire Protection Association

It probably comes as no surprise when we hear people say our world has become increasingly complex with regard to all things electrical. Today, NFPA 70®, National Electrical Code (NEC®) remains the most widely used code in the U.S.

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New DHS Strategic Framework on Climate Change

Disaster Zone

Truly a framework and not a "thud" book of content

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Review of New ISO22301 Book by Dejan Kosutic

Plan B Consulting

This week I thought I would review his book on the subject – “Becoming Resilient: The Definitive Guide to ISO 22301 Implementation”. My first thought is that there are a number of books on business continuity, all of which claim to be the definitive guide.

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Review of New ISO22301 Book by Dejan Kosutic

Plan B Consulting

This week I thought I would review his book on the subject – “Becoming Resilient: The Definitive Guide to ISO 22301 Implementation”. My first thought is that there are a number of books on business continuity, all of which claim to be the definitive guide.

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World Class World Cities event in London - book now for 20% discount 

Crisis Response Journal

To help future-proof world cities, an international conference will take place in London on October 9-10, 2014. Organised by London First and CIR Magazine, this two-day event will take a holistic look at how cities can be made safer, more secure, smarter

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Essential reading - Dr Jay Levinson reviews a book on the December 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami 

Crisis Response Journal

The chapters in this well-edited book give a very comprehensive overview of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami and it is clear in reading this publication that disaster responders should have at least a basic understanding of tsunamis and their characteristics By Jay Levinson

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The Best IT/Tech Gifts of 2021

BMC

The Business of IT Blog Tech Books & Talks GuideWith Christmas around the corner, picking gifts for the tech enthusiasts, IT pros, and those who work from home can be challenging. How do you know what’s a great gift from the shoddy tech gadgets that come out in droves?

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The Best IT/Tech Gifts of 2021

BMC

The Business of IT Blog Tech Books & Talks GuideWith Christmas around the corner, picking gifts for the tech enthusiasts, IT pros, and those who work from home can be challenging. How do you know what’s a great gift from the shoddy tech gadgets that come out in droves?

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EP16: Improving Your Skills Through Great Books | Erick Anez

The Failover Plan Podcast

Episode Summary: This week, we ask the question: "During COVID-19, which books would be valuable to discover, or rediscover, to help my professional career?" The Top 10 Books to Discovery (Click the links to find a short preview and to learn more about the book).

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A Review of ‘The Ultimate Business Continuity Success Guide’ by Marty Fox C

Plan B Consulting

I am always happy to review a new business continuity book, especially a physical version, for no other reason than to have another BC book to add to my bookshelf! When Marty Fox asked me to review his new book and offered to send me a copy from the USA, how could I resist!

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New E-Book Tackles Relevancy of 3-2-1 in the Modern Data Protection Journey

OffsiteDataSync

Our latest e-book, “ TheOffsiteDataSync 3-2-1 Data Protection Blueprint: Offsite Backup, Disaster Recovery & The Cloud ” puts this important issue in context. There’s a lot more to our e-book, “3-2-1: Where Are You in Your Data Protection Journey?”

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FEMA’s Higher Education Symposium

Recovery Diva

Of special interest to me is the availability and knowledge of potential users of new text books, since I am the editor of some in recent years. There were several sessions devoted to new books and help for potential authors of books. What surprised me is how much improvement is needed to bring new books to the attention of potential adopters. Readers of this blog know we feature book reviews, and a full page of this website is devoted to completed Book Reviews.

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Additional EM Resources

Recovery Diva

Elsevier, the publisher of several textbooks on emergency management has provided a free website with citations for additional readings on the topic contained in published book chapters New resources for existing textbooks: Homeland Security and Emergency Management Textbook Companion Website.

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‘Adaptive Business Continuity: A New Approach’

Plan B Consulting

Whilst Charlie was on holiday last week, he read a recently published book about Adaptive Business Continuity. In the newly published book ‘Adaptive Business Continuity: A New Approach’, by David Lindstedt and Mark Armour, doing away with the BIA is one of the key elements in their business continuity manifesto. So, if you are looking for a shortcut to achieving business continuity by not doing a BIA, then this book is not for you. Knowledge zone Books

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Review of Joplin, MO Recovery

Recovery Diva

Note: A full chapter is devoted to the details of the Joplin recovery in our recent book, U.S. Devastated by a tornado 10 years ago, Joplin, Mo., offers lessons in what comes next. Emergency Management in the 21st Century, by Rubin and Cutter