SOURCE: Elsevier, Inc.


June 10, 2015 04:00 ET

Elsevier Publishes New Edition of Introduction to Homeland Security

Four New Security and Emergency Management Books Cover Critical Areas of Transportation and International Disaster Management

WALTHAM, MA--(Marketwired - June 10, 2015) - Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today announced the publication of the significantly updated , 5th edition of Introduction to Homeland Security: Principles of All-Hazards Risk Management by emergency management, security and disaster recovery experts, Jane Bullock, George Haddow and Damon Coppola. The new edition of this comprehensive and respected reference is launched along with three additional security and emergency management books.

In order to meet content needs in trending topics such as homeland security, Elsevier uses proprietary tools to identify the gaps in coverage of a topic. Editorial teams strategically fill those gaps with content written by key influencers in the field, giving students, practitioners and researchers the content they need to answer challenging questions and improve outcomes. These new books which will educate the next generation of security experts and provide critical foundational content for emergency response personnel are key examples.

The fifth edition of Introduction to Homeland Securityclearly delineates the bedrock principles of preparing for, mitigating, managing and recovering from emergencies and disasters. It features coverage of the Boston Marathon bombing, analysis of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Cybersecurity Framework for critical infrastructure protection, and examines the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) "Blue Campaign" to stop human trafficking. This edition also explores the emergence of social media as a tool for reporting on homeland security issues.

Read a case study from the book on social media and the Boston Marathon Bombings here.

Jane Bullock is a Founding Partner of Bullock and Haddow, LLC, a disaster management consulting firm, and was formerly the Chief of Staff to the Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). George Haddow is also a Founding Partner of Bullock and Haddow, an Adjunct Professor in the Homeland Security Studies program at Tulane University in New Orleans. He previously worked in the Office of the Director of FEMA. Damon Coppola is a Partner at Bullock and Haddow. He is also author of Introduction to International Disaster Management, Third Edition.

The four new security and emergency management books are:

The books are available on the Elsevier Store and on ScienceDirect, Elsevier's full-text scientific database offering journal articles and book chapters from over 2,500 peer-reviewed journals and more than 33,000 book titles.


Notes for Editors
Review copies of the books are available to credentialed journalists upon request. Contact Michelle McMahon at or +1 781 663 2268.

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