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The Resource The edge of disaster : rebuilding a resilient nation, Stephen Flynn

The edge of disaster : rebuilding a resilient nation, Stephen Flynn

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The edge of disaster : rebuilding a resilient nation
Title
The edge of disaster
Title remainder
rebuilding a resilient nation
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Flynn
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Americans are in denial, maintains security expert Flynn, about how vulnerable our nation is to disaster, be it terrorist attack or act of God. But what's truly shocking, he argues, is how little we have learned from September 11 and Hurricane Katrina. America is living on borrowed time--and squandering it. Flynn describes how we have become increasingly vulnerable to disaster by grossly neglecting the complex, crumbling infrastructure that provides our water, food, health care, electricity, and transportation. Through a series of realistic scenarios, he dramatizes the prime areas of documented risk, where terrrorist attacks could kill thousands and bring regions to their economic knees--but the wrath of Mother Nature may be our gravest threat. But Flynn also explores what we can do about it, as individuals and as a society, outlining a detailed, pragmatic preparedness program we can embrace right now.--From publisher description
  • Includes information on agriculture, airlines, al-Qaeda, Boston, George W. Bush, California, chemical faculities, Coast Guard, infectious diseases, earthquakes, economy, electricity, emergency care system, emergency response, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), federal government, fire, floods, flu, gasoline, hospitals, Hurricane Katrina, hurricanes, infrastructure, insurance, Iraq, levees, Los Angeles, military, Mississippi, national security, natural disasters, New Jersey, New Orleans, New York,, oil refineries, oil tankers, police, ports, power system, disaster preparedness, private sector, public health system, rail systems, San Francisco, Seattle, September 11 terrorist atacks, state and local governments, transportation system, water systems, etc
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173947
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DLC
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Flynn, Stephen E
Dewey number
363.34/5250973
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Emergency management
  • Terrorism
  • Civil defense
  • National security
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rebuilding a resilient nation
Label
The edge of disaster : rebuilding a resilient nation, Stephen Flynn
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [185]-228) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A brittle nation -- Ready to blow -- Inviting disaster -- Danger on the delta -- Ailing foundations -- The best defense is a good defense -- Getting it right -- Tapping the private sector -- Preparing for the worst -- A resilient society
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxix, 240 pages
Isbn
9781400065516
Lccn
2006050405
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocm74354077
  • OCoLC
Label
The edge of disaster : rebuilding a resilient nation, Stephen Flynn
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [185]-228) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A brittle nation -- Ready to blow -- Inviting disaster -- Danger on the delta -- Ailing foundations -- The best defense is a good defense -- Getting it right -- Tapping the private sector -- Preparing for the worst -- A resilient society
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxix, 240 pages
Isbn
9781400065516
Lccn
2006050405
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocm74354077
  • OCoLC

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