Limit search to available items
Book Cover
Author Youngerman, Barry.

Title Pandemics and global health / Barry Youngerman ; foreword by Susan Foster
Published New York, NY : Facts On File, [2008]


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
Description xii, 353 pages ; 24 cm
Series Global issues
Global issues (Facts on File, Inc.)
Contents Part I: At Issue -- Introduction -- Focus on the United States -- Global perspectives -- Part II: Primary Sources -- United States documents -- International documents -- Part III: Research Tools -- How to research pandemics and global health -- Facts and figures -- Key players A to Z -- Organizations and agencies
Summary "It is impossible to avoid the constant media barrage of reports detailing human-made and natural disasters and amplifying the threat of such disasters. Beyond the news headlines, recent disasters have prompted the restructuring of the U.S. government, namely, the formation of the Department of Homeland Security and the reorganization of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). With the ever-present prospect of disaster from hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, floods, wildfires, landslides, drought, winter storms, nuclear accidents, terrorist attacks, and chemical contamination, the role of government in protecting the population seems more important than ever. Disaster Response provides an overview of the history of the topic and issues surrounding it, ranging from natural disasters, such as Hurricane Katrina, to terrorist attacks, such as those that occurred on September 11, 2001. Documents such as Disaster Assistance Available from FEMA and contemporary court cases such as Lyng, Secretary of Agriculture, et al. v. Payne, et al. are included. These and other documents provide multiple perspectives and decisions surrounding this issue while also plotting a course for the future of disaster response."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (277-307) and index
Subject Epidemics -- History.
Communicable diseases -- History.
World health -- Diseases -- History.
Disease Outbreaks -- history.
Communicable Diseases -- history.
Global Health.
Genre/Form History.
LC no. 2007021749
ISBN 9780816070206