Updated with examples through 2010, this classic study examines the disruptive effects of disasters on patterns of human behavior and the routine operations of government, and the conditions under which even relatively minor crises can lead to system breakdown. Integrating case studies of emergency management with studies of collective behavior, the author identifies factors that contribute to successful government handling of disaster situations and distills insights that can be used to improve these capacities at all levels--federal, state, and local.
The book includes numerous illustrations as well as expanded coverage of research on disaster management and greatly expanded reference lists.
"No," I thought to myself angrily, looking away from him. "I've got to let this fantasy of mine go. If Brad knew I was in love with him, our friendship would be ruined!"
Thoughts like these plagued Sarah soon after her eighteenth birthday after she and her best friend, Brad, almost kissed. Since the day they had become friends, they had been teased that they would one day fall in love, but Sarah had always laughed at the idea.
How could she be in love with Brad? She didn't know, but she was convinced that Brad didnt feel the same way. She knew she had to keep it a secret and forget about her feelings.
To keep her mind off Brad, she decided to find a new boyfriend right away. Her chance came at the next dance, where she ran into Kevin, who was her first serious crush and who had moved away years ago. Kevin was the perfect distraction, or so she thought. Little did she know what terrifying and exciting events were about to happen.
Meanwhile, midwestern farm boy Julian Birch has inherited the wanderlust that fueled his parents’ adventures. A childhood bout with polio has left him crippled, but he refuses to let his disability define him.
Strangers driven by a shared vision, Kate and Julian set out separately for Los Angeles, the city of dreams. There, they each struggle to find their independence. When they finally meet, the teenage runaways realize their true magical legacy: the ability to triumph over death, and over time. But as their powerful parents before them learned, all magic comes with a price.
When one of her darkest visions comes to pass, Amelia’s world is thrown into chaos. And those around her begin to wonder if she’s not the seer of dark portents, but the cause.
This book features a teaser chapter from Saundra Mitchell’s third novel, The Springsweet.
I asked my brother, "Isaac, how do you make a friend?" Isaac said that anyone can be a friend. Anyone that you show a little kindness!
I asked him if a friend could be someone from Cameroon.
"Of course! A friend can be from anywhere, maybe even the moon!"
When a young boy is entering kindergarten, he worries about making friends. His older brother, Isaac, teaches him the importance of friendship. As the young boy gets ready to enter the school he remembers everything Isaac taught him about friendship, and knows there is nothing to be afraid of. But will he be able to take everything he learned about friendship and make new friends?