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Learn about the discipline of emergency management as it has developed over the past six decades, including the rapid evolution of the field since the turn of the century. Haddow, Bullock, and Coppola bring the ideal combination of practical and academic experience to their presentation of disaster preparedness, mitigation, response, recovery and communications. Extensive case studies cover the latest disasters, offering ample opportunity for current students and practitioners to build their critical thinking skills and grow into the next generation of leaders in this increasingly important profession.* Gives extensive support to instructors, including platform-neutral modules designed for Blackboard and other systems, to support a range of approaches to teaching the material * Introduces the latest methods for empowering disaster survivors, including the use of social networking technologies and community-based initiatives * Adds material on risk management, mitigation, myths that affect behavior during crises, and post-disaster evaluation of the response