Inviting Disaster

Included in this edition is a special introduction providing a behind-the-scenes look at the World Trade Center catastrophe.

Author: James R. Chiles

Publisher: HarperBusiness

ISBN: 9780066620824

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 368

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Combining captivating storytelling with eye-opening findings, Inviting Disaster delves inside some of history's worst catastrophes in order to show how increasingly "smart" systems leave us wide open to human tragedy. Weaving a dramatic narrative that explains how breakdowns in these systems result in such disasters as the chain reaction crash of the Air France Concorde to the meltdown at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Station, Chiles vividly demonstrates how the battle between man and machine may be escalating beyond manageable limits -- and why we all have a stake in its outcome. Included in this edition is a special introduction providing a behind-the-scenes look at the World Trade Center catastrophe. Combining firsthand accounts of employees' escapes with an in-depth look at the structural reasons behind the towers' collapse, Chiles addresses the question, Were the towers "two tall heroes" or structures with a fatal flaw?

Inviting Disaster

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PRAISE FOR INVITING DISASTERInviting Disaster is a sobering. Front Cover.

Author: James R. Chiles

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061734586

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 368

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Combining captivating storytelling with eye-opening findings, Inviting Disaster delves inside some of history's worst catastrophes in order to show how increasingly "smart" systems leave us wide open to human tragedy. Weaving a dramatic narrative that explains how breakdowns in these systems result in such disasters as the chain reaction crash of the Air France Concorde to the meltdown at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Station, Chiles vividly demonstrates how the battle between man and machine may be escalating beyond manageable limits -- and why we all have a stake in its outcome. Included in this edition is a special introduction providing a behind-the-scenes look at the World Trade Center catastrophe. Combining firsthand accounts of employees' escapes with an in-depth look at the structural reasons behind the towers' collapse, Chiles addresses the question, Were the towers "two tall heroes" or structures with a fatal flaw?

Disaster Resilience of Education Systems

Strengthening cooperation with community through disaster management
training with community and volunteer fire corps Teacher training Conducting
teacher training to enhance knowledge and skills, inviting emergency
management ...

Author: Koichi Shiwaku

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 4431559825

Category: Nature

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Education is regarded as a cross-cutting issue for disaster risk reduction (DRR) through reviewing the Sendai Framework for DRR (SFDRR) 2015–2030. Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) in the education sector is one of the important efforts to enhance resilience in a community. DRR in the education sector not only focuses on provision of disaster education, but also includes securing a safe school environment, developing school disaster management plans, and building the capacity of school teachers and local educational officers. Japan, with its wealth of experience in DRR, has developed a good resilient system in its education sector, which has been tested and revised through experiences of past disasters. This book reviews the evolution of DRR in the education sector in Japan, including some of the recent developments after the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, focusing on DRR governance and practices in national policies, curriculum development and teacher training, community linkage, and international cooperation, to enhance resilience in the education sector. The primary target groups for this book are students and researchers in the fields of disaster management and DRR studies. Another target group comprises practitioners and policy makers, who will be able to apply the collective knowledge from this work to policy and decision making. The book provides an overview of the current research trends and furnishes basic knowledge on this important topic.

The Edge of Disaster

INVITING. DISASTER. () N AN UNSEASONABLY WARM EVENING in November
1872, a fire broke out in the basement of a commercial building on the corner of
Kingston and Summer streets in downtown Boston. It took several minutes for the
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Author: Stephen Flynn

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1588365670

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

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Why do we remain unprepared for the next terrorist attack or natural disaster? Where are we most vulnerable? How have we allowed our government to be so negligent? Who will keep you and your family safe? Is America living on borrowed time? How can we become a more resilient nation? Americans are in denial when it comes to facing up to how vulnerable our nation is to disaster, be it terrorist attack or act of God. We have learned little from the cataclysms of September 11 and Hurricane Katrina. When it comes to catastrophe, America is living on borrowed time–and squandering it. In this new book, leading security expert Stephen Flynn issues a call to action, demanding that we wake up and prepare immediately for a safer future. The truth is acts of terror cannot always be prevented, and nature continues to show its fury in frighteningly unpredictable ways. Resiliency, argues Flynn, must now become our national motto. With chilling frankness and clarity, Flynn paints an all too real scenario of the threats we face within our own borders. A terrorist attack on a tanker carrying liquefied natural gas into Boston Harbor could kill thousands and leave millions more of New Englanders without power or heat. The destruction of a ship with a cargo of oil in Long Beach, California, could bring the West Coast economy to its knees and endanger the surrounding population. But even these all-too-plausible terrorist scenarios pale in comparison to the potential destruction wrought by a major earthquake or hurricane. Our growing exposure to man-made and natural perils is largely rooted in our own negligence, as we take for granted the infrastructure handed down to us by earlier generations. Once the envy of the world, this infrastructure is now crumbling. After decades of neglect, our public health system leaves us at the mercy of microbes that could kill millions in the next flu pandemic. Flash flooding could wipe out a fifty-year-old dam north of Phoenix, placing thousands of homes and lives at risk. The next San Francisco earthquake could destroy century-old levees, contaminating the freshwater supply that most of California relies on for survival. It doesn’t have to be this way. The Edge of Disaster tells us what we can do about it, as individuals and as a society. We can–and, Flynn argues, we must–construct a more resilient nation. With the wounds of recent national tragedies still unhealed, the time to act is now. Flynn argues that by tackling head-on, eyes open the perils that lie before us, we can remain true to our most important and endearing national trait: our sense of optimism about the future and our conviction that we can change it for the better for ourselves–and our children.

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Asia Pacific Disaster Management

Accessed 25 Apr 2013 Chiles J (2002) Inviting disaster: lessons from the edge of
technology. Harper Collins, New York Claremont Y (2013) Disaster in Japan: a
case study. In: Butt S, Nasu H, Nottage L (eds) AsiaPacific disaster management.

Author: Simon Butt

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642397689

Category: Law

Page: 303

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The book outlines the regulatory environment for disaster prevention and management in broad social, economic and political context. The first half of the book focuses mainly on Japan, especially the ‘3-11’ events: the earthquake and tsunami that devastated the Tohoku area on 11 March 2011 and the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant radiation leaks. The second half focuses on the USA (the only other Asia-Pacific country to have experienced a serious nuclear emergency), Indonesia, China, New Zealand, Australia and international law. One question explored is whether socio-legal norms play different roles in preventing and managing responses to natural disasters compared to ‘man-made’ disasters. Another is how ‘disaster law’ interacts with society across very diverse societies in the disaster-prone Asia-Pacific region. The book also addresses the increasingly important roles played by international law and regional regimes for cross-border cooperation in disaster prevention and relief, including the functions played by military forces. Erudite, pragmatic, and charged with detailed, substantive knowledge of an astonishing range of contexts and research fields, this timely collection of important essays on the law and society of disaster management stands as an exemplary international academic response to the disasters of 11 March 2011. (Annelise Riles)

Ciottone s Disaster Medicine

Health Care Preparedness Funding: Are We Inviting Disaster? Available at: http://
healthaffairs.org/blog/2013/12/31/health-carepreparedness-funding-are-we-
inviting-disaster/. Accessed 04.26.15. 60. CDC. Capability 10: Medical Surge.

Author: Gregory R. Ciottone

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323286658

Category: Medical

Page: 1013

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The most comprehensive resource of its kind, Ciottone's Disaster Medicine, 2nd Edition, thoroughly covers isolated domestic events as well as global disasters and humanitarian crises. Dr. Gregory Ciottone and more than 200 worldwide authorities share their knowledge and expertise on the preparation, assessment, and management of both natural and man-made disasters, including terrorist attacks and the threat of biological warfare. Part 1 offers an A-to-Z resource for every aspect of disaster medicine and management, while Part 2 features an exhaustive compilation of every conceivable disaster event, organized to facilitate quick reference in a real-time setting. Quickly grasp key concepts, including identification of risks, organizational preparedness, equipment planning, disaster education and training, and more advanced concepts such as disaster risk reduction, tactical EMS, hazard vulnerability analysis, impact of disaster on children, and more. Understand the chemical and biologic weapons known to exist today, as well as how to best manage possible future events and scenarios for which there is no precedent. Be prepared for man-made disasters with new sections that include Topics Unique to Terrorist Events and High-Threat Disaster Response andOperational Medicine (covering tactical and military medicine). Get a concise overview of lessons learned by the responders to recent disasters such as the earthquake in Haiti, Hurricane Sandy, the 2014 Ebola outbreak, and active shooter events like Sandy Hook, CT and Aurora, CO. Learn about the latest technologies such as the use of social media in disaster response and mobile disaster applications. Ensure that everyone on your team is up-to-date with timely topics, thanks to new chapters on disaster nursing, crisis leadership, medical simulation in disaster preparedness, disaster and climate change, and the role of non-governmental agencies (NGOs) in disaster response - a critical topic for those responding to humanitarian needs overseas. Expert Consult eBook version included with purchase. This enhanced eBook experience allows you to search all of the text, figures, references, and videos from the book on a variety of devices.

Welcoming Disaster

Author: Jay Macpherson

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Category: Canadian poetry

Page: 63

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Minnesota Environment

MPCA planner James Chiles examines the causes and consequences of
technological breakdowns in his recently published book , " Inviting Disaster :
Lessons from the Edge of Technology . " The book examines high - profile
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Seikyo Times

When the people's life - conditions are tarnished , distorted , or weakened ,
devilish functions are called forth , thus inviting disaster . " This statement
shocked priests and leaders alike , who took advantage of their high positions in
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Mechanical Engineering

A course of writing Inviting Disaster ? piece about disasters that emphasizes the
past focuses on accountability . The writer has the Chiles : Managers need to
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Lok Sabha Debates

I admit inviting disaster , and disaster to the that . But , broadly speaking , the
whole poor Punjabi State or the Suba that of the Punjab is a linguistic area and
might be formed , absolute disaster to it follows even the linguistic priciples it ,
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Report on Status of San Diego Foster Care

If you have a foster parent that meets all the regulations and they are still poorly
trained or inadequate foster parents whose ideas of safety are smoking in bed ,
you are inviting disaster , no matter how good your other fire regulations are .

Author: California. Legislature. Assembly. Select Committee on San Diego Foster Care Programs

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Page: 210

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Island Spell

Not only because I thought you belonged to another man , but because it ' s
inviting disaster . " He let her go abruptly and crossed the room to stare out
across the verandah at the sea , glimmering through the palms . Aidan stood
looking at him ...

Author: Dorothy Cork

Publisher: New York : Silhouette Books ; Markham, Ont. : Paperjacks

ISBN: 9780671572198

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Altered Harvest

10 INVITING DISASTER See that farm down there ? ” Mr . Simplot asked ,
pointing out the airplane window . “ Gotta be the world ' s largest potato farm .
Thirty thousand acres . So big you couldn ' t walk across it in a day . - Robert E .
Rhoades ...

Author: Jack Doyle

Publisher: Viking Adult

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Category: Business & Economics

Page: 502

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Looks at the impact of genetic technology on agriculture, the possible effects of genetic uniformity, patents on life, agribusiness anti-trust regulations, and recent legislation concerning food production

National Council of Churches Review

NEW ECONOMIC POLICY BOLDLY INVITING DISASTER ? By Bastiaan
Wielenga * UNTIL the 1980's India was one of the few countries in the two - third
world which had some political and economic space for independent action ,
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Winning People Over

R4 : Stop inviting disaster . People who play politics unwittingly set themselves
up for disaster . They invite others to ignore their concerns , deny their needs ,
reject their feelings . Though they rarely come right out and say , “ I have no rights
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Author: Burton Kaplan

Publisher: Prentice Hall Press

ISBN: 9780735202849

Category: Self-Help

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Harvard Business Review

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Science Technology and Society

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Microwave to the Mouse . Cambridge , Mass . : The MIT Press , 2002 . Pp . xi +
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