Close
Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Search
Response to Disaster: Fact Versus Fiction and Its Perpetuation
Foyalty 106

Response to Disaster: Fact Versus Fiction and Its Perpetuation (Paperback)

£34.95
Usually despatched in 7-10 days.

Synopsis

Response to Disaster combines the original research of author Henry W. Fischer with the literature used today to describe behavioral and organizational challenges commonly experienced before, during, and after disasters. Actual problems are presented and compared to those often misperceived to occur, know as disaster mythology. Fisher examines case studies conducted during the post-impact and long-term recovery periods of major and minor disasters worldwide. He asserts that the role of the mass media assists in eliciting needed help with an effective response, but also perpetuates disaster mythology. Fisher presents striking comparisons between the perception of disaster in the eyes of the general public, the actual situations emergency responders face, and the way mass media reporters broadcast information. Additionally, the problems encountered by emergency response organizations are compared and contrasted with general public and media perceptions of disaster response. Fisher presents the response to September 11, 2001, the south Asian tsunami, and hurricane Katrina in this comprehensive third edition.

Philosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial issues & processesSocial impact of disastersPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial welfare & social servicesAid & relief programmesPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSociology Publisher: University Press of America Publication Date: 21/08/2008 ISBN-13: 9780761841173  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
Availability: Usually despatched in 7-10 days. Login for Quick Checkout Add to Basket

Henry W. Fischer, III , (Ph.D.), has served as director of the Center for Disaster Research and Education (CDRE) at Millersville University of Pennsylvania. He is an active member of the International Research Committee on Disaster, has served as the editor of UnScheduled Events and the Contemporary Disaster Review, and has been a consultant on behavioral response to disaster and terrorism for the U.S. federal government.

More books by Henry W. Fischer

Leave Review

Delivery

Delivery Options

All delivery times quoted are the average, and cannot be guaranteed. These should be added to the availability message time, to determine when the goods will arrive. During checkout we will give you a cumulative estimated date for delivery.

Location 1st Book Each additional book Average Delivery Time
UK Standard Delivery FREE FREE 3-5 Days
UK First Class £4.50 £1.00 1-2 Days
UK Courier £7.00 £1.00 1-2 Days
Western Europe** Courier £17.00 £3.00 2-3 Days
Western Europe** Airmail £5.00 £1.50 4-14 Days
USA / Canada Courier £20.00 £3.00 2-4 Days
USA / Canada Airmail £7.00 £3.00 4-14 Days
Rest of World Courier £22.50 £3.00 3-6 Days
Rest of World Airmail £8.00 £3.00 7-21 Days

** Includes Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Irish Republic, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

Delivery Help & FAQs

Returns Information

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase*, you may return it to us in its original condition with in 30 days of receiving your delivery or collection notification email for a refund. Except for damaged items or delivery issues the cost of return postage is borne by the buyer. Your statutory rights are not affected.

* For Exclusions and terms on damaged or delivery issues see Returns Help & FAQs

You might also like

Climate Change Impacts and Women's...
(Hardback)
Salim Momtaz; Muhammad Asaduzzaman
 
 
£115.00
 
Social Media Use In Crisis and Risk...
(Paperback)
Harald Hornmoen; Klas Backholm
 
 
£20.00
 
The Future as Catastrophe: Imagining...
(Hardback)
Eva Horn; Valentine Pakis
 
 
£81.00
 
The Future as Catastrophe: Imagining...
(Paperback)
Eva Horn; Valentine Pakis
 
 
£27.00
 
© W&G Foyle Ltd
Foyles uses cookies to help ensure your experience on our site is the best possible. Click here if you’d like to find out more about the types of cookies we use.
Accept and Close