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Disaster: recovery

Your personal guide to surviving the first few weeks
  • ISBN-13: 9781925403817
  • Publisher: WOODSLANE PRESS
    Imprint: WOODSLANE PRESS
  • Author: Collyn Rivers
  • Price: AUD $19.99
  • Stock: 67 in stock
  • Availability: Order will be despatched as soon as possible.
  • Local release date: 19/03/2018
  • Format: Paperback (198.00mm X 130.00mm) 144 pages Weight: 140g
  • Categories: Natural disasters [RNR]
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Disaster: Recovery is a down-to-earth book that explains how you and your family can cope during and particularly after disasters such as floods, bushfires and typhoons that can and do happen (not just may happen) around the world at any time. It is one thing to survive the initial impact of a disaster. It’s quite another to survive the subsequent fallout. Water and electricity may fail, phones may stop working, roads may be impassable, food and fuel stores often run out of supplies. Medical help may be unobtainable as emergency services must scale priorities. This globally applicable book explains the whys and hows of surviving those vital first few weeks following a major disaster, and includes advice on the basics of being prepared. This is a book virtually every Australian home should have on the shelf.

 

As a ten year old child and then young teenager, Collyn’s circumstances were such that he had no choice but to cope alone in London throughout World War Two. He joined the Royal Air Force when 17, and trained as a ground radar engineer, later becoming a research engineer. From 1959-1960, Collyn drove a 4WD truck (twice) the length and breadth of Africa, then migrated to Australia. There, he became a publisher and founded Electronics Today International and later, in 2000, moved with his Finnish-born psychologist wife (Maarit) to remote north-west Australia. With only bore water to hand, they built a cyclone-proof solar-powered home that was virtually self-sufficient. Whilst there, they coped with the worst cyclone to hit the area in 100 years. In 2010, they moved to a (now all-solar) house in Church Point, Sydney.

 

PREFACE

PART ONE: RISKS

PART TWO: IMMEDIATE NEEDS

PART THREE: KEEPING WELL

PART FOUR: KEEPING FED

PART FIVE: EXTRAS

REFERENCES & DATA: (CLIMATE ETC)

REFERENCES & DATA: (MEDICAL)

REFERENCES & DATA: (GENERAL)

  • The first short, simple guide to maximising your chances of surviving a natural disaster
  • Millions of homes and business in Australia and New Zealand are prone to either bushfires, floods, typhoon damage or earthquakes
  • The author has lived through war zones and typhoon zones and as an experienced engineer is ideally qualified to write this book
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