Disaster Response

From the Series Compact Research: Current Issues
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Experts estimate that global disaster response reaches at least 30 million people each year--and yet needs always seem to exceed resources. Through objective overviews, primary sources, and full-color illustrations this title examines How Does the World Respond to Disasters? How Does the U.S. Respond to Natural Disasters? Is the U.S. Prepared for Manmade Disasters? How Can Disaster Response Be Improved

Interest Level Grade 7 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 7
Copyright 2010
Genre Nonfiction
Publisher ReferencePoint Press
Series Compact Research: Current Issues
Language English
Number of Pages 96
ISBN 9781601520814, 9781601522122B
Title Format Reinforced book, Print + Ebook
Release Date 2010-08-01
Author David Robson
Dewey 363.34
 

School Library Journal

Gr 6 Up Each book provides a great array of facts, statistics, graphs, and primary-source quotes. The first title has an overview of the problem as well as topic-specific chapters such as “Who Drives Drunk?” and “How Should Drunk Drivers Be Punished?” It offers differing ideas on questions that have more than one answer. The colorful graphs and charts contain current information, sometimes through 2008. Robson covers disasters ranging from manmade to weather-related and bioterrorism. The author doesn’t just focus on the United States; how the world responds to disasters takes up a good part of the book. Hurricane Katrina is discussed in the overview and leads into chapters that question the ability of the United States to handle natural disasters and how it can be improved. Once again, colorful graphs and up-to-date statistics are included. Both titles would be great additions for students needing print materials to help with research projects, and for those who require some kind of first-person account included in their research.

School Library Journal

Gr 6 Up–Each book provides a great array of facts, statistics, graphs, and primary-source quotes. The first title has an overview of the problem as well as topic-specific chapters such as “Who Drives Drunk?” and “How Should Drunk Drivers Be Punished?” It offers differing ideas on questions that have more than one answer. The colorful graphs and charts contain current information, sometimes through 2008. Robson covers disasters ranging from manmade to weather-related and bioterrorism. The author doesn’t just focus on the United States; how the world responds to disasters takes up a good part of the book. Hurricane Katrina is discussed in the overview and leads into chapters that question the ability of the United States to handle natural disasters and how it can be improved. Once again, colorful graphs and up-to-date statistics are included. Both titles would be great additions for students needing print materials to help with research projects, and for those who require some kind of first-person account included in their research.–Traci Glass, Eugene Public Library, OR

School Library Journal

Gr 9 Up Rather than a series of point/counterpoint articles, this book contains single chapters that each pose a question, e.g., “Is human cloning ethical?” and provide background and information in support of different responses to a specific controversy. Each chapter also includes a useful selection of related primary-source material. Throughout, Roleff gives necessary background in genetics to help students understand how cloning works. The technical language becomes a bit overwhelming in the chapter “Is Embryonic Stem Cell Re-search Ethical?” when the difference between pluripotent embryonic and multi potent adult stem cells is discussed. Those concepts are tackled and explained in as simple a way as possible, but the vocabulary and concepts are understandably daunting. Still, compared to titles such as John Woodward’s The Ethics of Human Cloning (Gale, 2004), this is a more visually appealing and user-friendly title. It includes full-color graphs, charts, and photos, and the text is broken into manageable subsections. The book has information on key people and advocacy groups and a useful list of related organizations with print, phone, and Web contact information.

Author: David Robson

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