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Disaster Relief
  • Format
  • HARDCOVER
  • Authored by: Alan Marzilli, M.A., J.D.
  • From the Series: Point/Counterpoint
  • Trim Size: 6 x 9
  • ISBN-10: 0791095541
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7910-9554-6
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $35.00
  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 09/01/2007
  • Dewey Number: 363.34
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 128

Summary

Hurricane Katrina brought to light many questions about the American government's ability to coordinate the handling of large-scale disasters: Is FEMA effective? Are the local, state, and federal governments sufficiently coordinated? What is the role of the National Guard and the Army Corps of Engineers in responding to disasters? Is federal flood insurance capable of cutting costs? Examining these issues from different perspectives, Disaster Relief offers students the tools to form their own opinions by bringing recent events into balanced focus.

Specifications

Full-color and black-and-white photographs. Elements of the argument. Appendix. Resources. Sidebars. Notes. Index.

About the Author(s)

Alan Marzilli is a program associate with Advocates for Human Potential, Inc. He primarily works on developing training and educational materials for agencies of the federal government on topics such as housing, mental health policy, employment, and transportation. He has written more than a dozen books, including numerous titles in the Point/Counterpoint series.

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