Facing the Unexpected

Disaster Preparedness and Response in the United States

Author: Ronald W. Perry,Michael K. Lindell,Kathleen J. Tierney

Publisher: Joseph Henry Press

ISBN: 0309186897

Category: Science

Page: 320

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Facing the Unexpected presents the wealth of information derived from disasters around the world over the past 25 years. The authors explore how these findings can improve disaster programs, identify remaining research needs, and discuss disaster within the broader context of sustainable development. How do different people think about disaster? Are we more likely to panic or to respond with altruism? Why are 110 people killed in a Valujet crash considered disaster victims while the 50,000 killed annually in traffic accidents in the U.S. are not? At the crossroads of social, cultural, and economic factors, this book examines these and other compelling questions. The authors review the influences that shape the U.S. governmental system for disaster planning and response, the effectiveness of local emergency agencies, and the level of professionalism in the field. They also compare technological versus natural disaster and examine the impact of technology on disaster programs.
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Facing the Unexpected

Disaster Preparedness and Response in the United States

Author: Kathleen J. Tierney,Michael K. Lindell,Ronald W. Perry

Publisher: Joseph Henry Press

ISBN: 0309515181

Category: Science

Page: 281

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Facing the Unexpected presents the wealth of information derived from disasters around the world over the past 25 years. The authors explore how these findings can improve disaster programs, identify remaining research needs, and discuss disaster within the broader context of sustainable development. How do different people think about disaster? Are we more likely to panic or to respond with altruism? Why are 110 people killed in a Valujet crash considered disaster victims while the 50,000 killed annually in traffic accidents in the U.S. are not? At the crossroads of social, cultural, and economic factors, this book examines these and other compelling questions. The authors review the influences that shape the U.S. governmental system for disaster planning and response, the effectiveness of local emergency agencies, and the level of professionalism in the field. They also compare technological versus natural disaster and examine the impact of technology on disaster programs.
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Facing the Unexpected in Flight

Human Limitations and Interaction with Technology in the Cockpit

Author: Jean Pinet

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1498718728

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 253

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Airline pilots often have to face sudden, unexpected situations that can become potentially dangerous. They are trained to deal with these situations, but sometimes the lack of time before the situation deteriorates and the associated stress can compromise their basic cognitive sequence and lead to a serious incident or even an accident. This book
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Facing the Unexpected

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: United States

Page: 20

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The Attack of the Unexpected

Author: Magnus Lindkvist

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish

ISBN: 9814346152

Category: FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS

Page: 160

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Everything in life is, in a sense, unexpected. From the people you meet to the events you experience. But sometimes the unexpected attacks. It eats at you and fundamentally changes where you are and where you are going. September 11, the credit crunch, and the rise of the World Wide Web are recent examples of agenda changing megaevents that we were forced to react to in some way or another.
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THE UNEXPECTED PACKAGE

Author: MICHELLE LEE

Publisher: Trafford

ISBN: 1490714502

Category: Fiction

Page: 178

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Thirty-two-year-old Kay Stewart is on top of the world. For the past eleven years, she has let nothing interfere with her climb to achieve notoriety as a New York fashion designer with her own line, label, and international success. Determined to never succumb to the patter of little feet and picket fence syndrome, Kay is more than ready to welcome the rewards she has worked so hard to achieve. But all of that is about to change when Kay receives a strange message on her answering machine. Kay barely has time to figure out who the message is from when her doorman delivers an unusual package. When she peers inside, Kay is shocked to discover its contents: a baby boy. With only an anonymous note supposedly penned by someone from her childhood to provide clues, Kay faces a complex dilemma: who would entrust their baby in her care? When she is forced to explain the baby's sudden appearance to her long-time boyfriend, his unexpected reaction to the news sends her on a journey into her past where she soon unearths much more than just the baby's identity. In this novel, a career woman whose life is turned upside down by an unforeseen package is about to discover that nothing is predictable, especially when it comes to babies, love, and the future.
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Parenthood Unplanned

A Survival Guide for the Unexpected

Author: Sarah Dunford

Publisher: Post Hill Press

ISBN: 1642934887

Category: Religion

Page: 254

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Parenthood Unplanned provides an in-depth perspective of both the raw and sobering truth—as well as the humor, joy, and adventure—of an unexpected pregnancy. Written through a Christian lens, Sarah shares practical, inspiring, and honest advice for young parents and their families facing the unexpected.
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Why Religion is Natural and Science is Not

Author: Robert N. McCauley

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199912300

Category: Religion

Page: 352

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The battle between religion and science, competing methods of knowing ourselves and our world, has been raging for many centuries. Now scientists themselves are looking at cognitive foundations of religion--and arriving at some surprising conclusions. Over the course of the past two decades, scholars have employed insights gleaned from cognitive science, evolutionary biology, and related disciplines to illuminate the study of religion. In Why Religion is Natural and Science Is Not, Robert N. McCauley, one of the founding fathers of the cognitive science of religion, argues that our minds are better suited to religious belief than to scientific inquiry. Drawing on the latest research and illustrating his argument with commonsense examples, McCauley argues that religion has existed for many thousands of years in every society because the kinds of explanations it provides are precisely the kinds that come naturally to human minds. Science, on the other hand, is a much more recent and rare development because it reaches radical conclusions and requires a kind of abstract thinking that only arises consistently under very specific social conditions. Religion makes intuitive sense to us, while science requires a lot of work. McCauley then draws out the larger implications of these findings. The naturalness of religion, he suggests, means that science poses no real threat to it, while the unnaturalness of science puts it in a surprisingly precarious position. Rigorously argued and elegantly written, this provocative book will appeal to anyone interested in the ongoing debate between religion and science, and in the nature and workings of the human mind.
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The Unexpected Leader

Exploring the real nature of values, authenticity and moral purpose in education

Author: Iesha Small

Publisher: Crown House Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1781353158

Category: Education

Page: 200

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Iesha Small’s ‘The Unexpected Leader: Exploring the real nature of values, authenticity and moral purpose in education’ is for school leaders who want to make a difference but feel they aren’t obvious leadership material. This is a book about people. A book that humanises school leaders and tells their stories. A book in which school leaders reveal their authentic selves and their journeys to leadership. Iesha set about writing ‘The Unexpected Leader’ as a senior leader who looked around and struggled to find role models whose experiences she could learn from. She wanted to speak honestly with like-minded individuals about being what others didn’t expect in a leadership package – introverted, unassuming, open about their mental health. Iesha did, however, manage to identify and interview nine such school leaders – and in this book she relates their stories alongside her own, in words and photographs, to explore how thinking or acting differently need not be a barrier to school leadership, but can actually prove to be an invaluable asset. In doing so she shatters the myths and conventional ideas around who/what makes a good school leader, and champions a more humane brand of leadership which is true to the individual and still benefits the students and staff they serve. Furthermore, Iesha offers insights into themes such as imposter syndrome, integrity, failure and ambition, and frames them in relation to her own leadership journey in order to empower and encourage all leaders – including leaders-in-waiting – to step up and set out on their own individual pathways. Each chapter starts by inviting you, the reader, to consider your own circumstances and feelings, before Iesha’s own experience is briefly outlined so you know you aren’t alone. This is followed by an exploration of the leadership journey of the interviewed school leader, featuring key episodes that delve into how they have taken ownership of their professional and personal lives. The transferrable lessons and practical takeaways from their experiences are then discussed in order to guide you towards more effective leadership, while being unashamedly who you are. Finally, each chapter concludes with a final message or thought from the school leader in question. Suitable for anybody in or aspiring to school leadership. Contents include: Part I: Circumstances Chapter 1: I felt like an imposter – Leah’s story Chapter 2: I don’t have enough experience – Ben’s story Part II: Humanity Chapter 3: I am an introvert – Lila’s story Chapter 4: I’ll shoulder the consequences of speaking out – Tait’s story Chapter 5: I’m a disrupter – Malcolm’s story Chapter 6: I value kindness, but I’m not a pushover – Karen’s story Part III: Beyond Chapter 7: I am more than my job title – Allana’s story Chapter 8: I have experienced depression – Keziah’s story Chapter 9: I don’t want to lead any more – Scarlet’s story
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The Unexpected Honeymoon

Author: Barbara Wallace

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 146034071X

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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A holiday to remember… Widower Carlos Chavez manages La Joya del Mayan, the most romantic resort in Mexico. On good days, the romance passes unnoticed; on dark days, it only reminds him of his loss. But the honeymoon suite's latest guest, Larissa Boyd, has rocked his steadfastness. Stunningly beautiful, she seems lost. And no wonder…she's on a honeymoon for one! The chemistry is instant—and their similarities run deep. Could it be that the two loneliest hearts on the island have found love…in the most unexpected of places?
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