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America's Disaster Culture

America's Disaster Culture

Auteure: Robert C. Bell , Robert M. Ficociello

Nombre de pages: 176

Are we inside the era of disasters or are we merely inundated by mediated accounts of events categorized as catastrophic? America's Disaster Culture offers answers to this question and a critical theory surrounding the culture of "natural†? disasters in American consumerism, literature, media, film, and popular culture. In a hyper-mediated global culture, disaster events reach us with great speed and minute detail, and Americans begin forming, interpreting, and historicizing catastrophes simultaneously with fellow citizens and people worldwide. America's Disaster Culture is not policy, management, or relief oriented. It offers an analytical framework for the cultural production and representation of disasters, catastrophes, and apocalypses in American culture. It focuses on filling a need for critical analysis centered upon the omnipresence of real and imagined disasters, epidemics, and apocalypses in American culture. However, it also observes events, such as the Dust Bowl, Hurricane Katrina, and 9/11, that are re-framed and re-historicized as "natural†? disasters by contemporary media and pop culture. Therefore, America's Disaster Culture theorizes the very parameters of...

Culture et développement

Culture et développement

Auteure: Anne-laure Amilhat-szary

Nombre de pages: 229

L'interculturalité, dans une optique de développement durable, permet d'éveiller la conscience collective sur les spécificités culturelles, et de renforcer les capacités des acteurs locaux quant aux différences culturelles et à leur prise en compte dans l'élaboration des solutions aux problèmes de développement. C'est à travers cette perspective interculturelle qu'on pourra en finir avec le mythe du développement à sens unique. Cet ouvrage découle d'un programme de recherches qui réunit des partenaires espagnols, grecs, italiens et portugais sous la responsabilité administrative et scientifique de l'Institut de géographie alpine de Grenoble. Alliant réflexion et cas pratiques, de la diversité culturelle comme facteur de croissance à l'Ile Maurice à l'échec de certains projets aux Philippines, du littoral chilien à l'Afrique de l'Ouest, il s'adresse à tous les acteurs politiques, économiques, sociétaux ou universitaires intéressés par la réussite du " Vivre ensemble ".

The Sociology of Disaster

The Sociology of Disaster

Auteure: Thomas E. Drabek

Nombre de pages: 162

In a book as illuminating as it is captivating, Thomas E. Drabek presents an in-depth analysis of the emotional impacts of disaster events and the many ripple effects that follow. Through the technique of storytelling, a series of nine fictional stories where characters experience actual disasters of different types throughout the United States illustrate the vulnerabilities and resilience to enhance the readers understanding of disaster consequences. Designed for classroom use, each story is followed by an "Analysis" section wherein discussion and research paper topics are recommended. These highlight links to published research findings. A "References" section details citations for all works included. Brief commentary in a "Notes" section adds further connections to other disasters and relevant research studies. The Sociology of Disaster is an important innovation in disaster education and will become an invaluable resource within universities and colleges that offer degrees in emergency management at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

The San Francisco Calamity by Earthquake and Fire

The San Francisco Calamity by Earthquake and Fire

Auteure: Charles Morris

Nombre de pages: 413

'The San Francisco Calamity by Earthquake and Fire' is a historical account of the devastating events that struck San Francisco and the Pacific Coast. The book describes the reign of panic and lawlessness that followed the earthquake and fire, the plight of 300,000 homeless people, and the worldwide rush to their rescue. This tragic event brought together a hideous quartet of destroyers—earthquake, famine, fire, and sudden death—that slayed human beings, blotted out the wealth of the city, and brought hunger and misery to its people. Through this account, we are reminded of our own relative insignificance and the fearsome power of nature.

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A Beautiful Disaster Journal

Auteure: Apryl Dawn

Nombre de pages: 150

For all of those beautiful disasters out there! 8.5 by 8.5 wide ruled composition book (150 pages)

Sociologie des catastrophes

Sociologie des catastrophes

Auteure: Benoit Giry

Nombre de pages: 180

La sociologie étudie les catastrophes depuis le début du XXe siècle. Elle documente la manière dont les individus et les groupes les favorisent, les subissent et les prennent en charge. Ces enseignements sont d'autant plus importants que les catastrophes semblent dorénavant être un signe des temps : réputées plus nombreuses et plus fortes, elles deviennent une contrainte plus structurante pour les sociétés. Pourtant, l'intégration de ce champ du savoir dans les décisions publiques et dans la production sociologique générale reste largement à construire. À partir d'enquêtes menées sur des attentats, des accidents industriels, des tremblements de terre ou des ouragans, ce livre décrit la façon dont la sociologie a constitué les catastrophes en objet d'étude afin d'analyser leurs causes, leurs effets et leurs modes de gouvernement. Ce faisant, en se demandant ce que la sociologie peut dire des catastrophes, il donne aussi à voir ce que les catastrophes révèlent du monde social.

Acts of God

Acts of God

Auteure: Ted Steinberg

Nombre de pages: 336

As the waters of the Mississippi River and Lake Pontchartrain began to pour into New Orleans, people began asking the big question--could any of this have been avoided? How much of the damage from Hurricane Katrina was bad luck, and how much was poor city planning? Steinberg's Acts of God is a provocative history of natural disasters in the United States. This revised edition features a new chapter analyzing the failed response to Hurricane Katrina, a disaster Steinberg warned could happen when the book first was published. Focusing on America's worst natural disasters, Steinberg argues that it is wrong to see these tragedies as random outbursts of nature's violence or expressions of divine judgment. He reveals how the decisions of business leaders and government officials have paved the way for the greater losses of life and property, especially among those least able to withstand such blows--America's poor, elderly, and minorities. Seeing nature or God as the primary culprit, Steinberg explains, has helped to hide the fact that some Americans are simply better able to protect themselves from the violence of nature than others. In the face of revelations about how the federal...

Beautiful Disaster

Beautiful Disaster

Auteure: Tiffany Michelle Black

Nombre de pages: 98

Rachell Brown is a beautiful ballet dancer who lives with her best friend, Jackson who is secretly in love with her, but she is dating his twin brother Jasper, but Jasper is secretly married. Find out how their story unfolds in Beautiful Disaster.

Disaster Mon Amour

Disaster Mon Amour

Auteure: David Thomson

Nombre de pages: 223

As anyone in the news business knows, audiences swell with the scale of disaster; humans have always been drawn to the rumors of our own demise. In this darkly comic book, noted film historian David Thomson examines iconic disasters, both real and fictional, exposing the slippage between what occurs and what we observe. Demonstrating how disasters become yet another commodity for our consumption, Thomson shows how digital culture sates our desire to witness chaos while suffering none of its aftereffects. Through classic movies such as San Andreas; eyewitness responses to real disasters such as the Aberfan coal mining disaster and the coronavirus pandemic; and media portrayals of disasters throughout history, Thomson pulls back the curtain to reveal why we love watching disaster unfold--but only if it happens to others.

Chemical Catastrophes

Chemical Catastrophes

Auteure: Danielle Haynes

Nombre de pages: 34

DDT, Agent Orange, and asbestos are just some of the many frightening examples used in this book to illustrate how people's disastrous decisions impact human life. Along with compelling main text and arresting historical photographs, sidebars of harrowing statistics help readers understand the scope of the damage more fully. Each spread also includes a fact box that tells the lasting effects of each disaster and chronicles the legal changes made, and not made, in the wake of these events. This book concludes with a discussion of what work still needs to be done to reverse and prevent chemical disasters.

Chicago Calamities

Chicago Calamities

Auteure: Gayle Soucek

Nombre de pages: 109

Fire and flood, train wreck and tornado—a look at the many disasters Chicago has endured over the years, with photos and illustrations. The story of Chicago is often likened to that of a phoenix rising out of the ashes of the Great Fire. Yet that infamous event was only part of the destruction that has shaped Chicago’s identity. This unique history explores the calamities that have befallen the Windy City, such as the 1954 killer water surge that swept in on a calm summer day; the 1967 tornado that ripped through rush hour traffic; the 1886 Haymarket Square riot that put Chicago on the anarchist map; and many other acts of nature and human folly. As you witness a fireproof theater burn, a flood rise up without rain, and one of the greatest maritime disasters occur within city limits, you’ll gain a new appreciation for how this city has endured through unexpected tragedies and produced many unlikely heroes.

La fille de Roland

La fille de Roland

Auteure: Vicomte Henri De Bornier

Nombre de pages: 144

Produced at the Théâtre Français his heroic drama in verse, La Fille de Roland. The action of the play turns on the love of Gerald, son of the traitor Ganelon, for the daughter of Roland. The patriotic subject and the nobility of the character of Gerald, who renounces Berthe when he learns his real origin, procured for the piece a great success. The conflict between honor and love and the grandiose sentiment of the play inevitably provoked comparison with Corneille. The piece would indeed be a masterpiece if, as its critics were not slow to point out, the verse had been quite equal to the subject.

Ecological Disasters

Ecological Disasters

Auteure: Barbara M. Linde

Nombre de pages: 36

Readers learn about four historical ecological disasters.

The Worst World Disasters of All Time

The Worst World Disasters of All Time

Auteure: Kevin Baker

Nombre de pages: 198

The Worst World Disasters of All Time is an overview of the most terrible disaster events in recorded history. Caution: Because of the nature of this book, some readers may find some of the content and pictures disturbing.

Great Disasters

Great Disasters

Nombre de pages: 320

A comprehensive, historical overview of some of the world's greatest natural disasters captures the power of the human spirit as it triumphs over the floods, earthquakes, hurricanes, and other calamities

Disaster!

Disaster!

Auteure: John Withington

Nombre de pages: 478

Tune into the news today, and one would think that human beings were at risk of being wiped from the face of the earth—by tsunamis, earthquakes, swine flu, or terrorism. One could be forgiven for thinking that we are in far more danger today than ever before. The fact of the matter is that danger has always stalked mankind. From ancient volcanoes and floods to the cholera and small pox, to Hitler and Stalin's genocidal murders during the twentieth century, our continued existence has always seemed perilous. Now, out of our horror comes an entertaining and epic journal through the history of disaster. Disaster! offers perspective on today's fears by revealing how dangerous our world has always been. Natural disasters and man-made catastrophes mark every era. Here is the Black Death that killed seventy-five million in Europe and Asia during the 1300s; the 1883 volcanic eruption on Krakatoa; the Irish potato famine of the mid-nineteenth century; the Nazi Holocaust; the 1970 storm in Bangladesh, now considered the deadliest in history; and more. Train crashes, air disasters, and shipwrecks litter human history. Sure to scare, inform, and entertain, Disaster! is a book of serious...

Catastrophes!

Catastrophes!

Auteure: Donald R. Prothero

Nombre de pages: 358

Devastating natural disasters have profoundly shaped human history, leaving us with a respect for the mighty power of the earth—and a humbling view of our future. Paleontologist and geologist Donald R. Prothero tells the harrowing human stories behind these catastrophic events. Prothero describes in gripping detail some of the most important natural disasters in history: • the New Madrid, Missouri, earthquakes of 1811–1812 that caused church bells to ring in Boston • the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami that killed more than 230,000 people • the massive volcanic eruptions of Krakatau, Mount Tambora, Mount Vesuvius, Mount St. Helens, and Nevado del Ruiz His clear and straightforward explanations of the forces that caused these disasters accompany gut-wrenching accounts of terrifying human experiences and a staggering loss of human life. Floods that wash out whole regions, earthquakes that level a single country, hurricanes that destroy everything in their path—all are here to remind us of how little control we have over the natural world. Dramatic photographs and eyewitness accounts recall the devastation wrought by these events, and the people—both heroes and fools—that...

The Cure for Catastrophe

The Cure for Catastrophe

Auteure: Robert Muir-wood

Nombre de pages: 352

Hurricanes, tsunamis, earthquakes, typhoons – we watch in horror before springing into action with aid and support, shocked again and again by the destructive power of the earth. Except these disasters aren’t only the earth’s doing, they are ours too. Why did no one consider that a tsunami could disable the nuclear power plants in Fukushima? Why did so many die when Katrina flooded New Orleans? Not so long ago we could only focus on rescuing and sheltering survivors – now we can anticipate many natural disasters and plan for them. In dozens of cities around the world, we’re able to identify the specific buildings that will be shaken apart, blown down or reduced to rubble. Yet every year, thanks to politics and inertia, we fail to act. Traversing continents and history, Robert Muir-Wood blends gripping storytelling with scientific insights to detail our efforts to tame the most extreme forces of nature. At the frontlines, the predictive powers of new technologies mean we can foresee a future where there is an end to the pain and destruction wrought by these devastating cataclysms. As The Cure for Catastrophe makes clear, we have an extraordinary opportunity before us –...

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World¿s Worst Historical Disasters

Auteure: Chris Mcnab

Nombre de pages: 320

Examines 70 of the most significant natural and man-made disasters in world history, such as the plague in Athens which killed 75% of the population and the earthquake in Corinth that left 45,000 people dead to modern day catastrophes such as the New Delhi air collision and the Samastipur train disaster which both cost hundreds of lives. All kinds of disasters are covered, incl. plagues, earthquakes, volcanoes, genocides, floods, train crashes and airplane crashes. Each account gives a full and detailed analysis of the events leading up to the disaster, the actual disaster itself and then the extent of the damage and the aftermath. Key fact boxes outline the most important information and allow the reader to see facts at a glance. Over 150 illus.

Unforgettable Catastrophes

Unforgettable Catastrophes

Auteure: Tamara Hollingsworth

Nombre de pages: 64

Learn about some of the worst disasters in the world including the Hindenburg, the sinking of the Titanic, the Dust Bowl, BP oil spill, the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombs, and the Chernobyl disaster in this fascinating nonfiction book. With intriguing facts, vivid images, helpful graphs and maps, and informational text featuring Time For Kids© content, this high-interest title will keep readers engaged from cover to cover. This book also includes text features such as a table of contents, glossary, and index, as well as resources such as a bibliography and a list of websites for learning more about some of the most well-known catastrophic events in history.

The World's Most Tragic Disasters

The World's Most Tragic Disasters

Auteure: Jeanne Nagle

Nombre de pages: 162

They may make great action movies, but in real life big disasters are simply tragic. From the beginning, the earth has experienced devastating natural disasters that have resonated today. Humankind has introduced disasters of its own, caused by machines and chemicals. Readers will be fascinated to learn of the earthquakes, tornadoes and hurricanes, floods and tsunamis, volcanic eruptions, crashes and sinkings, and oil spills and nuclear accidents that have plagued us from ancient to modern times. Sidebars, a glossary, and books and websites in the further reading section are also included.

Denial of Disaster

Denial of Disaster

Auteure: Gladys C. Hansen , Emmet Condon

With beautiful laser scanner duotones and 365 previously unpublished photographs, this is a fascinating study of the great quake in San Francisco in 1906--and of the likelihood of a similar quake today.

Natural Disasters

Natural Disasters

Auteure: Anders Wijkman , Lloyd Timberlake

Nombre de pages: 150

Originally published in 1984 Natural Disasters shows how misleading the term “natural disaster” can be. Forces of nature such as earthquakes, cyclones and extreme variations in weather can trigger disasters, but in many Third World countries it is environmental degradation, poverty and rapid population growth which turn a natural hazard into major disaster. This book questions whether the rich nations’ usual response to disaster – fast, short-lived emergency assistance – is any longer adequate. Today, most major disasters are “development” gone wrong, development which puts millions of poor people on the margins of existence. Disaster relief alone is like bandaging a rapidly growing wound. The appropriate response must include an element of true development – development which reduces rather than increases vulnerability to disasters.

Bled anglais études supérieures

Bled anglais études supérieures

Auteure: Annie Sussel , Sophie Mc Keown

Nombre de pages: 261

Les étudiants ont enfin leurs Bled ! L’outil indispensable d’apprentissage et de révision adapté au public des classes préparatoires et des universités : - La grammaire : tous les points à maîtriser - La conjugaison : tout ce qu’il faut savoir et les méthodes de mémorisation - La traduction : tout pour réussir le thème, le thème grammatical et la version, le vocabulaire économique et politique - La conversation : les conseils pour réussir les entretiens - Les exercices : plus de 200 exercices corrigés extraits des concours d’entrée en école supérieure de commerce (Ecricome, HEC, EDHEC, ESSEC...) et des examens universitaires. Auteurs : Annie Sussel : Agrégée d’anglais Sophie Mc Keown : Agrégée d’anglais et professeur en classes préparatoires scientifiques et commerciales au lycée Camille Guérin à Poitiers Public : Etudiants, particulièrement élèves des classes préparatoires scientifiques et commerciales.

Bled supérieur - Anglais

Bled supérieur - Anglais

Auteure: Sophie Mc Keown , Annie Sussel

Nombre de pages: 258

Le Bled Anglais pour les études supérieures s’adresse : aux étudiants des classes préparatoires et de l’université ; aux étudiants des écoles d’ingénieurs et des écoles supérieures de commerce. Le Bled Anglais est également un excellent outil de remise à niveau pour la préparation aux tests de langue standardisés (TOEFL®, TOEIC®, IELTS®). Un outil de référence complet et efficace ! Toutes les règles de grammaire et de conjugaison. La méthodologie de la traduction (thème et version), de la synthèse de documents et de l’expression écrite et orale. Plus de 200 exercices corrigés : tests de connaissances, annales de concours d’entrée aux grandes écoles, versions, thèmes grammaticaux, thèmes suivis, contractions et exercices d’expression. Les types d’exercices et leur niveau sont particulièrement adaptés aux examens et concours auxquels les étudiants sont confrontés. Les exemples choisis par les auteurs et les textes proposés en entraînement leur permettent de se familiariser avec le vocabulaire de la presse anglo-saxonne.

Bled Sup Anglais

Bled Sup Anglais

Auteure: Annie Sussel , Sophie Mc Keown

Nombre de pages: 257

L’outil indispensable d’apprentissage et de révision adapté au public des classes préparatoires et des universités, cette nouvelle édition comporte en outre tous les éléments pour réussir la nouvelle épreuve de synthèse de documents pour les concours d’admission aux grandes écoles – E3a (banques de concours réunissant plus de 75 écoles d’ingénieurs), Centrale-Supélec Sommaire : - La grammaire : tous les points à maîtriser - La conjugaison : tout ce qu’il faut savoir et les méthodes de mémorisation - La traduction : tout pour réussir le thème, le thème grammatical et la version, le vocabulaire économique et politique - La sythèse de documents : les conseils pour réussir cette nouvelle épreuve - Les exercices : plus de 200 exercices corrigés extraits des concours d’entrée en école supérieure de commerce (Ecricome, HEC, EDHEC, ESSEC, E3a, Centrale-Supélec...) et des examens universitaires. Auteurs :Annie Sussel : Agrégée d’anglais Sophie Mc Keown : Agrégée d’anglais et professeur en classes préparatoires scientifiques et commerciales au lycée Camille Guérin à Poitiers Public : Etudiants, particulièrement élèves des classes...

Disaster by Choice

Disaster by Choice

Auteure: Ilan Kelman

Nombre de pages: 192

An earthquake shatters Haiti and a hurricane slices through Texas. We hear that nature runs rampant, seeking to destroy us through these 'natural disasters'. Science recounts a different story, however: disasters are not the consequence of natural causes; they are the consequence of human choices and decisions. We put ourselves in harm's way; we fail to take measures which we know would prevent disasters, no matter what the environment does. This can be both hard to accept, and hard to unravel. A complex of factors shape disasters. They arise from the political processes dictating where and what we build, and from social circumstances which create and perpetuate poverty and discrimination. They develop from the social preference to blame nature for the damage wrought, when in fact events such as earthquakes and storms are entirely commonplace environmental processes. We feel the need to fight natural forces, to reclaim what we assume is ours, and to protect ourselves from what we perceive to be wrath from outside our communities. This attitude distracts us from the real causes of disasters: humanity's decisions, as societies and as individuals. It stops us accepting the real...

Disasters and Tragic Events [2 volumes]

Disasters and Tragic Events [2 volumes]

Auteure: Mitchell Newton-matza

Nombre de pages: 846

From the Salem Witch Trials of 1692 to the Sandy Hook school massacre of 2012, this two-volume encyclopedia surveys tragic events—natural and man-made, famous and forgotten—that helped shape American history. Tragedies and disasters have always been part of the fabric of American history. Some gave rise to reactions that profoundly influenced the nation. Others dominated public consciousness for a moment, then disappeared from collective memory. Organized chronologically, Disasters and Tragic Events examines these moments, covering both the familiar and the obscure and probing their immediate and long-term effects. Unlike other works that concentrate on a particular type of disaster, for example, weather- or medicine-related tragedies, this two-volume encyclopedia has no such limits. Its entries range from natural disasters, such as hurricanes and tornadoes, to civic disturbances, environmental disasters, epidemics and medical errors, transportation accidents, and more. The work is a perfect supplement for history classes and will also prove of great interest to the general reader.

100 Catastrophic Disasters

100 Catastrophic Disasters

Auteure: Nigel Cawthorne

100 Catastrophic Disasters is an astounding compendium of natural and man-made disasters. The range of entries is extraordinary, from the bizarre to the horrific, and from the heartbreaking to the ridiculous. The book includes some of history's most incredible disasters and tells in vivid detail the story of events of people involved, the imp...

Paradise Destroyed

Paradise Destroyed

Auteure: Christopher M. Church

Nombre de pages: 322

"Cover"--"Title Page" -- "Copyright Page" -- "Table of Contents" -- "List of Illustrations" -- "List of Maps" -- "List of Tables" -- "Acknowledgments" -- "Introduction" -- "1. French Race, Tropical Space" -- "2. The Language of Citizenship" -- "3. The Calculus of Disaster" -- "4. The Political Summation" -- "5. Marianne Decapitated" -- "Epilogue" -- "Notes" -- "Bibliography

The Age of Catastrophe

The Age of Catastrophe

Auteure: John David Ebert

Nombre de pages: 230

Disasters, both natural and man-made, are on the rise. Indeed, a catastrophe of one sort or another seems always to be unfolding somewhere on the planet. We have entered into a veritable Age of Catastrophes which have grown both larger and more complex and now routinely very widespread in scope. The old days of the geographically isolated industrial accidents, of the sinking of a Titanic or the explosion of a Hindenburg, together with their isolated causes and limited effects, are over. Now, disasters on the scale of Hurricane Katrina, the BP oil spill or the Japan tsunami and nuclear reactor accident, threaten to engulf large swaths of civilization. This book analyzes the efforts of Westerners to keep the catastrophes outside, while maintaining order on the inside of society. These efforts are breaking down. Nature and Civilization have become so intertwined they can no longer be separated. Natural disasters, moreover, are becoming increasingly more difficult to differentiate from “man-made.” Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.

Jardins d'hiver

Jardins d'hiver

Auteure: Marie-dominique Garnier

Nombre de pages: 290

Les textes rassemblés ici ont pour point de rencontre une logique paradoxale développée en termes photographiques, qui mettent en cause l'évidence et l'idée reçue, appellent le host-texte et le hors-sujet ...

Decade of Disaster

Decade of Disaster

Auteure: Ann Larabee

Nombre de pages: 212

Gives voice to a diverse cast of disaster participants, including Bhopal widows, people with AIDS, Chernobyl tourists, NASA administrators, international nuclear power authorities, and corporate spokespeople.

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