Shoreline Risk staff have authored a suite of best-selling professional and academic textbooks covering a range of topics that inludes homeland security, hazard risk management, disaster preparedness, and emergency management.

 

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Introduction to International Disaster Management, 4th

Introduction to International Disaster Management, Fourth Edition, offers an unbiased, global perspective for students and practitioners alike. It provides a comprehensive understanding of the disaster management profession, covering the varied sources of risk and vulnerability, the systems that exist to manage hazard risk, and the many different stakeholders involved, from individuals to global organizations. This text also serves as a reference on scores of disaster management topics, including  various technological and intentional hazards, on international disaster management structures and systems, on global humanitarian spending and support, and much more. Taking a real-world approach with considerable illustration through case studies and recent and historical disaster events, this book prepares students interested in joining the disaster management community to understand the work they will be doing. In addition, it assists those who already work with the disaster management community by helping them better navigate this complex environment.

 

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Introduction to Emergency Management, 7th

Learn about the discipline of emergency management as it has developed over the past 6 decades, including the rapid evolution of the field since the turn of the century.   The 7th edition of Introduction to Emergency Management combines practical and academic presentations of disaster preparedness, mitigation, response, recovery, and communications.  Extensive case studies cover recent disasters, offering ample opportunity for current students and practitioners to build their critical thinking skills and grow into the next generation of leaders in this increasingly important profession.

 

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Introduction to Homeland Security, 6th

Written by renowned experts, Introduction to Homeland Security, Sixth Edition, informs users about the concepts and bedrock principles of homeland security. Readers will gain a solid appreciation of the broad range of topics that fall within the expanse of the homeland security umbrella and understand how and why they are so closely interconnected. The text will also provide an overview of the evolutionary process behind modern homeland security structures, which helps users to understand why certain functions exist and how they contribute to national and local security efforts. Unlike most books that focus solely on terrorism, this text covers an expansive range of homeland security topics including all-hazards emergency management, cybersecurity, border and transportation security, immigration and customs enforcement, and others.

Homeland Security Essentials, 2nd

Homeland Security: The Essentials, Second Edition concisely outlines the risks facing the US today and the structures we have put in place to deal with them. The authors expertly delineate the bedrock principles of preparing for, mitigating, managing, and recovering from emergencies and disasters. From cyberwarfare, to devastating tornadoes, to car bombs, all hazards currently fall within the purview of the Department of Homeland Security, yet the federal role must be closely aligned with the work of partners in the private sector.

The book lays a solid foundation for the study of present and future threats to our communities and to national security, also challenging readers to imagine more effective ways to manage these risks.

Living with Climate Change:

How Communities are Surviving and Thriving in a Changing Climate

 

 The climate has changed and communities are living with the consequences: rapid sea level rise, multi-state wildfires, heat waves, and enduring drought. Living with Climate Change: How Communities Are Surviving and Thriving in a Changing Climate details the steps cities are taking now to protect lives and businesses, to reduce vulnerability, and to adapt and make themselves more resilient.  The authors included in this book have been directly involved in the successful design and implementation of community-based adaptation and resilience programs. In this book, they apply decades of combined experience in hazard risk reduction, climate change adaptation, and environmental protection to provide timely and practical advice on how to plan for and live with a climate that is changing faster and more erratically than predicted. The book also examines obstacles to local, state, and national action on climate change, includes case studies to illustrate smart, effective policies and practices that have already been put in place, and defines how these actions benefit the economy, the environment, and public health. Living with Climate Change provides much-needed guidance for finding and enacting solutions to immediate and future risks of climate change. 

 

Communicating Emergency Preparedness, 2nd:
Practical Strategies for the Public and Private Sectors

Worldwide events have made disaster preparedness and disaster communication to the public a crucial concern. September 11th, the Indian Ocean tsunami, Hurricane Katrina, and other mega-disasters have highlighted not only a woeful lack of awareness of vulnerability but also the absence of clear protocols for what to do as events unfold. This fully-revised edition includes timely case studies, events, and references to articles and opinions about the direction of emergency preparedness communication.  The authors draw upon their professional endeavors to inject a new sense of practicality to the text. New images displaying emergency preparedness campaigns are used to further illustrate the materials being presented.  For instructors and practitioners alike, this book continues to provide the how-to instruction that is often required, and will only improve upon the success of the first edition in doing so.  Dr. B. Wayne Blanchard, manager (retired) of the FEMA Emergency Management Institute Higher Education Program, describes the book as follows: "Doing individual and community disaster preparedness can be hard work -- those who think it isn’t that hard would probably be surprised at how ineffective their efforts were if effectiveness evaluations were done. Frequently trying to get the biggest bang for the buck (such as sending fliers out to everyone -- which most people do not read) is at odds with trying to really get to those in a community who are the most at risk and most vulnerable and working with them to find realistic ways of increasing preparedness and decreasing vulnerability. This is where Coppola and Maloney’s book on Communicating Emergency Preparedness is invaluable. This book shows how social science research and Madison Avenue advertising and marketing savvy can be brought together to engage in truly effective efforts to get people to do the hard thing -- change behavior and adopt more of a disaster preparedness mind-set that could some day be helpful in an emergency, if not save their lives. If you would like to see your community better prepared for disaster then this is a book you should read."

 

 

Managing Children in Disasters:

Planning for their Unique Needs

 

Written by seasoned FEMA professionals who developed a training course on managing childrena (TM)s needs in disasters, this reference is a first-of-its-kind publication exploring the management of the care of children care during disasters. It takes a cross-disciplinary approach, addressing family structure, housing, schooling, family, mental health, and psycho-social issues. This book identifies the unique needs of children in disasters, examines the infrastructure that supports children in their daily lives, and explains how all involved parties can better prevent, prepare for, respond to, and recover from future disasters. Case studies clarifying concepts are included.