Design Like You Give a Damn: Architectural Responses to Humanitarian Crises: By Architecture For Humanity: "Photos and descriptions of simple inventions which really help people out, from instant desalinators to produce drinking water, to quick self-build houses for earthquake victims, each told with a story around them". (Lorraine Buckley)
Biomimicry: Inventions Inspired by Nature: "Read the book to find out why the famed Japanese bullet train resembles a kingfisher’s long pointed beak, or how the scales on the back of a Brazilian beetle sparked the idea to channel light in photonic computers. Robots fashioned to move as snakes are used to find victims buried by earthquakes." Ideal for children too.
These Are Our Top Reads Out In September #refinery29 http://www.refinery29.com/2016/08/118294/best-new-books-to-read-this-month#slide-1 After Disasters By Viet DinhOut September 1 In the wake of a devastating earthquake, four people have to put their lives back together, one piece at a time. Ted is a pharmaceutical salesman turned member of the Disaster Assistance Response Team. Piotr is his colleague, a survivor of the Bosnian conflict. Andy is a young firefighter trying to find h...
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) (or syndrome) describes an extensive set of symptoms that occurs in response to a severe trauma. Although the syndrome has long been associated with returning soldiers, it also is very common in rape victims, victims of child abuse, persons who have survived an earthquake or bombing, individuals who have been in some type of accident, victims of a mugging or severe physical assault,