Description : In a world of earthquakes, tsunamis, and terrorist attacks, emergency response plans are crucial to solving problems, overcoming challenges, and restoring and improving communities that have been affected by these catastrophic events. Although the necessity for quick and efficient aid is understood, researchers and professionals continue to strive for the best practices and methodologies to properly handle such significant events. Emergency and Disaster Management: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications is an innovative reference source for the latest research on the theoretical and practical components of initiating crisis management and emergency response. Highlighting a range of topics such as preparedness and assessment, aid and relief, and the integration of smart technologies, this multi-volume book is designed for emergency professionals, policy makers, practitioners, academicians, and researchers interested in all aspects of disaster, crisis, and emergency studies.
Description : Using Google Earth in Libraries: A Practical Guide for Librarians is for public, school, academic, and special libraries serving from the elementary level through adult levels. Although articles have been written about specific subjects and specific library projects, this is the first published that offer a one-stop-shop for utilizing this online product for library-related purposes. Librarians reading this book will gain the Google Earth skills required to be able to not only use it themselves, but also teach others in how to use this online technology.
Description : Today’s libraries are taking advantage of cutting-edge technologies such as flat panel displays using touch, sound, and hands-free motions to design amazing exhibits using everything from simple computer hardware to advanced technologies such as the Microsoft Kinect. Libraries of all types are striving to add new interactive experiences for their patrons through exciting digital exhibits, both online and off. Digital Collections and Exhibits takes away the mystery of designing stunning digital exhibits to spotlight library treasures by walking the reader through implementation projects that are sure to astound and impress.
Description : Essay from the year 2014 in the subject Engineering - Safety Engineering, American Public University System (American Military University), language: English, abstract: Complete overview of the Hurricane Sandy Incident Command system. Further covers a comprehensive overview of preparations, response, recovery, and mitigation of the Hurricane.
Description : This century has seen the costliest hurricanes in U.S. history—but who bears the brunt of these monster storms? Consider this: Five of the most expensive hurricanes in history have made landfall since 2005: Katrina ($160 billion), Ike ($40 billion), Sandy ($72 billion), Harvey ($125 billion), and Maria ($90 billion). With more property than ever in harm’s way, and the planet and oceans warming dangerously, it won’t be long before we see a $250 billion hurricane. Why? Because Americans have built $3 trillion worth of property in some of the riskiest places on earth: barrier islands and coastal floodplains. And they have been encouraged to do so by what Gilbert M. Gaul reveals in The Geography of Risk to be a confounding array of federal subsidies, tax breaks, low-interest loans, grants, and government flood insurance that shift the risk of life at the beach from private investors to public taxpayers, radically distorting common notions of risk. These federal incentives, Gaul argues, have resulted in one of the worst planning failures in American history, and the costs to taxpayers are reaching unsustainable levels. We have become responsible for a shocking array of coastal amenities: new roads, bridges, buildings, streetlights, tennis courts, marinas, gazebos, and even spoiled food after hurricanes. The Geography of Risk will forever change the way you think about the coasts, from the clash between economic interests and nature, to the heated politics of regulators and developers.
Description : More severe storms and rising seas will inexorably push the American coastline inland with profound impact on communities, infrastructure, and natural systems. In A New Coast, Jeffrey Peterson presents the science behind predictions for coastal impacts and explains how current policies fall short of what's needed to prepare for these changes. He outlines a framework of bold, new national policies and funding to support local and state governments. Peterson calls for engagement of citizens, the private sector, as well as local and national leaders in a "campaign for a new coast." This is a forward-looking volume offering new insights for policymakers, planners, business leaders preparing for the changes coming to America's coast.
Description : With the success of SlideShare and other online presentation sites, slide presentations have become the language of business. This practical book demonstrates how you can use this visual language to make the story of your organization, brand, or initiative effective and entertaining—and how social sharing networks like SlideShare, Prezi, and Scribd can present your story to a worldwide audience. Using real-world examples from SlideShare users, Present Yourself puts marketing principles and business trends in context to help you understand how online presentations can boost your business. The final chapter provides case studies that reveal how organizations and individuals use SlideShare to meet their needs. Learn the latest trends and technologies for visual communication in business Discover how SlideShare works, and get started with your own account Use SlideShare to plan, execute, and provide follow-up for event presentations Share your wealth of content to promote trust in your company or brand Anticipate a customer’s needs with knowledge-rich content about their market Collaborate with colleagues and conduct online business research Explore how presentations can help you recruit, hire, or get hired
Description : With retail e-commerce sales topping $263.3 billion in 2013,and millions of people now flourishing as internet entrepreneurs, the web is the place for new businesses to be. This guide makes tapping into highly lucrative markets with an easy-to-start, inexpensive internet business easier than ever. Readers can use the successful strategies and extensive step-by-step process outlined in this book to turn their dream of entrepreneurship into a lucrative, online reality. With information on everything from choosing a domain and building a site to search engine optimization and cashing in on affiliate programs, this indispensable guide will become every “netpreneur’s” business-building bible.
Description : LTE (Long Term Evolution) is commonly marketed as 4G. LTE andLTE Advanced have been recognized by ITU-R and ITU-T (InternationalTelecommunications Union – Telecommunications) as theprincipal solution for the future mobile communication networksstandards. They are thus the framework of what the marketing calls4G and possibly also 5G. This book describes various aspects of LTE as well as the changeof paradigm, which it is bringing to mobile communications,focusing on LTE standards and architecture, OFDMA, the Full IP CoreNetwork and LTE security.