Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) September 2, 2005
With the loss of lives and property that often result from Natural disasters, such as the havoc caused by most recent hurricane ÂKATRINA," citizens are becoming increasingly interested in avenues to safeguard their lives and property. Unfortunately, many remain totally unaware of the things they can do today to protect themselves, their families and their property.
Natural Disasters and Other Emergencies, What You Should Know: A Family Planning & Survival Guide edited by Gladson I. Nwanna, takes the anxiety and fear out of preparing for natural disasters by describing the nature and characteristics of these disasters, and listing measures and strategies that citizens can employ to manage and minimize the risks posed by these disasters.
Natural Disasters and Other Emergencies, What You Should Know... provides a comprehensive listing and information on every type of major natural disaster as well as many man-made and technological emergencies. The natural disasters profiled in the book include earthquakes, floods and flashfloods, heat waves, hurricanes, landslides and mudflows, thunderstorms and lightning, tornadoes, tsunamis, volcanoes, wildfires, wild land fires and winter storms. Man-made and technological emergencies covered in the book include biological and chemical agent disasters, hazardous materials accidents, home fires, housing & building fires, nuclear power plant emergencies, radiological emergencies, rolling blackouts and terrorism. For each disaster or emergency, information is provided on what they are and what families can do BEFORE, DURING and AFTER to minimize loss of lives and/or property. Practically every known natural disaster, including those common to other regions of the world, is profiled.
In addition, Natural Disasters and Other Emergencies, What You Should Know... also provides sources for additional information for various disasters and emergencies, including sources for financial and non-financial assistance to victims of these disasters
Information conveyed in this book should help relieve some of the anxiety that comes with dealing with natural disasters and other emergencies whether before, during or after.
Natural Disasters and Other Emergencies, What You Should Know... will be useful to citizens of every age, region and country.
Gladson I. Nwanna, Ph.D., a university professor and former consultant to the World Bank is also the editor of Weapons of Mass Destruction, What You Should Know: A Citizen's Guide To Biological, Chemical and Nuclear Agents & Weapons and Natural Disasters and Other Emergencies, What You Should Know: A Family Planning & Survival Guide which are published by Frontline Publishers, http://www.frontlinepublishers.com. They are also available at Amazon.com, through major bookstores nationwide or directly from the publisher at 410-922-4903. Retail Price, $29.99, ISBN #: 1890605-15-8; 250 pages.
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