Description : The Author Elaborated In This Book His Personal Reminiscences And Experiences, What He Gathered From Being One Of The Eyewitnesses Of The Aftermath Of The World'S Largest Terrorist Attack On September 11, 2001, When The Al-Qaida Terrorists Destroyed The Twin Towers Of The American Trade Center At Manhattan, New York. The Author Was Going To His Laboratory At The Beth Israel Hospital At Manhattan That Day. Incidentally, The Task Of Dealing With The Aftermath Of The World'S Largest Toxic Chemical Disaster, Which Took Place In The Early Morning Of December 3, 1984 At The Union Carbide Factory At Bhopal, India, Was Also Fell Upon Him.The Author Was The Director Of Itrc, Lucknow At That Time. He Had Personally Witnessed The Helplessness Of The People Who Suffered From Various Types Of Casualties. He Also Had Shared The Sorrows And Agonies Of Many People Who Lost Their Nearest And Dearest Ones, Or Friends And Other Members Of Their Families. The Lack Of Preparedness At All Quarters Made The Situation Worse. The Incident Led To A Chaotic Condition. The Question Was Who And Where, Where To Go To Seek Help And Guidance, Who Is In Command, How To Mobilize Resources Etc. Everywhere There Was A Disorderly Situation. People Were Bewildered, Kind Of Speechless And Flabbergasted. The Author Felt That There Exists An Urgent Necessity To Educate The People At All Level Regarding What To Do Under Similar Such Circumstances. What Type Of Preparedness They Should Undertake And Also Equip Them With.The Author Strongly Recommended That There Exists A Pressing Need Of Establishing A Well-Planned Preparedness Plan All Around The City To Face Such Kind Of Circumstances. It Must Operate On Wartime Urgency And With Equal Competency. The Present Volume Is The Outcome Of Such A Thought In Order To Help And Educate The Common Citizen, The Planners, Administrators, Law And Order Personnel, Medical Experts, Hospital Emergencies, Philanthropic And Religious Organizations, And The Voluntary Agencies Such That They Get Themselves Organized To Deal With The Aftermath Of Such Kind Of Incidents, Man-Made Or Otherwise.
Description : Bestselling author Michael Shermer's exploration of science and morality that demonstrates how the scientific way of thinking has made people, and society as a whole, more moral From Galileo and Newton to Thomas Hobbes and Martin Luther King, Jr., thinkers throughout history have consciously employed scientific techniques to better understand the non-physical world. The Age of Reason and the Enlightenment led theorists to apply scientific reasoning to the non-scientific disciplines of politics, economics, and moral philosophy. Instead of relying on the woodcuts of dissected bodies in old medical texts, physicians opened bodies themselves to see what was there; instead of divining truth through the authority of an ancient holy book or philosophical treatise, people began to explore the book of nature for themselves through travel and exploration; instead of the supernatural belief in the divine right of kings, people employed a natural belief in the right of democracy. In The Moral Arc, Shermer will explain how abstract reasoning, rationality, empiricism, skepticism--scientific ways of thinking--have profoundly changed the way we perceive morality and, indeed, move us ever closer to a more just world.
Description : Few apocalypses are as scary as nuclear war. What could be more horrifying than doom humans bring upon themselves? Readers of this ultimate survival guide will go on a spine-chilling adventure through a nuclear war. They'll learn tips to survive the extreme destruction. Readers will also learn about cause and effect, and problems and solutions, which are standards of the English Language Arts Common Core. Full-color photographs and a striking design heighten the suspense of this jarring journey.
Description : There’s never been a better time to “be prepared.” Matthew Stein’s comprehensive primer on sustainable living skills—from food and water to shelter and energy to first-aid and crisis-management skills—prepares you to embark on the path toward sustainability. But unlike any other book, Stein not only shows you how to live “green” in seemingly stable times, but to live in the face of potential disasters, lasting days or years, coming in the form of social upheaval, economic meltdown, or environmental catastrophe. When Technology Fails covers the gamut. You’ll learn how to start a fire and keep warm if you’ve been left temporarily homeless, as well as the basics of installing a renewable energy system for your home or business. You’ll learn how to find and sterilize water in the face of utility failure, as well as practical information for dealing with water-quality issues even when the public tap water is still flowing. You’ll learn alternative techniques for healing equally suited to an era of profit-driven malpractice as to situations of social calamity. Each chapter (a survey of the risks to the status quo; supplies and preparation for short- and long-term emergencies; emergency measures for survival; water; food; shelter; clothing; first aid, low-tech medicine, and healing; energy, heat, and power; metalworking; utensils and storage; low-tech chemistry; and engineering, machines, and materials) offers the same approach, describing skills for self-reliance in good times and bad. Fully revised and expanded—the first edition was written pre-9/11 and pre-Katrina, when few Americans took the risk of social disruption seriously—When Technology Fails ends on a positive, proactive note with a new chapter on "Making the Shift to Sustainability," which offers practical suggestions for changing our world on personal, community and global levels.