Disaster Technology - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080199849, 9781483150383

Disaster Technology

1st Edition

An Annotated Bibliography

Authors: Diana H. Manning
eBook ISBN: 9781483150383
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1976
Page Count: 288
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Disaster Technology: An Annotated Bibliography presents an annotated bibliography of disaster technology. The references are arranged in the following sections: relief organization, medical aspects (planning, general, nutrition), sociological aspects, and physical aspects (general, earthquakes). The abstracts are arranged alphabetically by author's name in each section. Some of the controversial issues and the areas related to disaster technology are reviewed. This volume consists of seven chapters, the first of which introduces the reader to general aspects of relief work especially international disaster aid. Logistic, administrative, political, and economic factors are highlighted. The next three chapters deal with medical aspects of relief work and cover hospital disaster planning and surgical triage, medical problems arising from disasters, and nutritional problems of relevance to development as well as to disasters. Attention then turns to sociological studies of disasters that have been carried out in industrialized societies in general and America in particular. Some work on psychological and psychiatric factors is considered. The chapters on physical aspects of disaster relief includes literature on public health engineering, design for disaster (including emergency shelter), and prevention and warning techniques. Earthquakes are considered separately in the final chapter. This book is written to supply relief agencies with information on the published and unpublished literature available concerning technical aspects of disaster relief and prevention with special emphasis on developing countries. It is also intended to provide those involved in relevant research with information on disaster topics from other disciplines.

Table of Contents



Relief and Research Organizations Involved in Disaster Related Work

The Abstracts:

1. Relief Organization

2. Medical Aspects: Planning

3. Medical Aspects: General

4. Medical Aspects: Nutrition

5. Sociological and Psychological Aspects

6. Physical Aspects: General

7. Physical Aspects: Earthquakes


I. Background Problems of Developing Countries

II. Organization of International Relief Operations

III. Community Response to Disaster

IV. Medical and Nutritional Procedures for Disaster in Developing Countries

V. Technological Aspects of Disaster Hazard Minimization

VI. Conclusion

Postscript (May 1975)

Appendix of Recent Literature (May 1975):

1. Relief Organization

3. Medical Aspects: General

4. Medical Aspects: Nutrition

5. Sociological and Psychological Aspects

6. Physical Aspects: General

7. Physical Aspects: Earthquakes

Subject Index

Author Index


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