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Straight Talk About Terrorism: Protecting Your Home and Fami...
Straight Talk About Terrorism: Protecting Your Home and Family from Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Attacks
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Author : George Beahm
Publisher : Potomac Books, Inc.
ISBN# : 9781574887334
Pages : 128
Price :INR 195
Offer Price:INR 174
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Book Description

After the September 11th terrorist attacks and anthrax scare of 2001, the need to prepare for the possibility of terrorist attacks using nuclear, biological, chemical, or radiological weapons has become increasingly apparent. Written in plain language by a former Army NBC officer, this book dispels several media-propagated myths and tells the real story about what people can and cannot do to protect themselves and their families. Beahm provides handy checklists of household or other useful items, safety procedures, action plans, and emergency planning guides. Each section contains frequently asked questions to provide readers with the essential information they need to prepare their homes, offices, and communities, such as what to look for and where to buy protective equipment; how to find shelter at a designated shelter-in-place; how to construct a safe room and what to stock; and what to do when its time to evacuate their home. This book will simultaneously reassure citizens alarmed by the terrorist threat and give them concrete steps to take to feel safer at home and at work.
Adult-High School-An able compilation of documented information. Beahm defines the approximate and realistic threat each hazard might have for people in the United States and presents a true-to-life scenario. Included are sections of commonly asked questions and answers, easy-to-remember responses given in a numbered listing of ""what to do next,"" and sources of additional information. Chapters deal with what the population could expect from the federal government, local governments, and various health-care systems and address what individuals and families need to do to be prepared. Beahm includes an overview of the Homeland Security Advisory System, Department of Homeland Security Web links for general perusal, and discussion of the role of the Centers for Disease Control. He provides research notes, a glossary (which is needed for the much-used government acronyms), and an efficient index. This book is easy to read and understand; young adults should have access to it and similar titles for a knowledgeable overview of the threats. Although written for general use by people living in the United States, the basic information is relevant anywhere in the world.-Pam Johnson, Fairfax County Public Library, VA Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
Acknowledgments vii Disclaimer viii 1 The Big Picture 1 2 Risky Business: Threat Assessment 4 3 The Chemical Threat 11 4 The Biological Threat 18 5 The Nuclear Threat 29 6 Government: The First Line of Defense 41 7 The Health Care System: The Second Line of Defense 49 8 Individual Actions: The Third Line of Defense 55 9 The Family Disaster Plan 80 10 Children and Older People: Special Considerations 86 Appendixes A. Other Sources 93 B. Understanding the Homeland Security Advisory System 120 C. DHS Links for the Public 123 D. Public Health Emergency Response: The CDC Role 128 Notes 135 Glossary 137 Index 155 About the Author 159

About The Author:

George Beahm is a former U.S. Army major and expert on NBC warfare who instructed hundreds of soldiers about surviving in an environment contaminated by nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons. He lives in Williamsburg, Virginia.


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