This book offers comprehensive yet succinct guidance on the preparation, assessment, and management of a full range of disasters, both natural and man-made. More than 200 contributors carefully outline the basics of disaster management and provide guidance on more than 100 specific disaster situations. Part 1 offers an A to Z source for information on every aspect of disaster medicine and management. Part 2 features an exhaustive compilation of every conceivable disaster event, organized to facilitate fast reference in a real-time setting. The second part also serves as a quick consult on disaster medicine.