Multilingual Dictionary Of Disaster Medicine And International Relief

English, Français, Español

Authors: Gunn, S. William A.

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In recent decades natural, technological and other disasters have been increasing in frequency and magnitude, and the involvement of international organizations and professionals from different disciplines has been growing in parallel. By definition major emergencies call for outside aid and often international assistance. The many agencies and individual helpers from different countries, different languages and different specialties converge on the stricken site with the sole object of helping the victims, who are themselves of a different background and language. Communication among these people and a certain understanding of the varying terminology of the many professions and activities therefore become paramount if the difficulties of the disaster situation are not to be compounded with difficulties of communication. A common ground for understanding between doctors, engineers, meteorologists, nurses, nutritionists, planners, government officials, transport personnel and the many other workers involved in disaster preparedness, relief and rehabilitation is therefore indispensable. It is to this end that this multilingual, multidisciplinary Dictionary serves as an invaluable tool for the disaster manager, whatever his background and wherever he may be called upon to work. A precursor in Disaster Medicine, Dr. William Gunn has conducted numerous emergency missions for the United Nations and other agencies, and this Dictionary has been tested in the field and in training courses over many years.

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` We strongly recommend this book, and we are particularly proud that the author is none other than the President of our Mediterranean Burns Club. '
Annals of the Mediterranean Burns Club, 2:1, March 1989
` By definition major emergencies call for outside aid and often international assistance. The many agencies and individuals from different countries, languages and specialties converge on the stricken site to help... A common ground for understanding between doctors, engineers, meteorologists, nurses, nutritionists, planners, government officials, transport personnel and the many other workers involved in disaster preparedness, relief and rehabilitation is therefore indispensable. It is to this end that this multilingual, multidisciplinary Dictionary is an invaluable tool... the standard vocabulary of disaster management in key languages. '
M. Essaafi - Under Secretary General - From the Foreword by the UN Disaster Relief Coordinator

... about the French companion volume ... ` The first compilation of all the technical terms and administrative abbreviations currently used and encountered in international relief work. '

- Community Health Care ` Ce précieux livre de référence a trouvé une place de choix. ' - Corps Suisse d`Aide en cas de Catastrophes

` Toda la terminología de la ayuda de urgencia, desde la A a la Z, explicada en términos claros. Junto a las catástrofes naturales figuran las causadas por el hombre .. y la terminología referente a los refugiados. ' &endash; Refugiados

` A very useful document which all those who are dealing with disaster relief should have. '
&endash; UNDRO
`... the twelve hundred entries clearly defined establish the standard vocabulary of disaster management in key languages and will be of great help to all those involved in emergency humanitarian endeavours.'
The Ark, 5, 1990

Table of contents (4 chapter)

  • Dictionnaire français-anglais

    S.W.A. Gunn MD, MS, FRCS(C)

    Pages 125-140

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  • Diccionario Español-Inglés

    S.W.A. Gunn MD, MS, FRCS(C)

    Pages 149-164

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  • Unidades de medida

    S.W.A. Gunn MD, MS, FRCS(C)

    Pages 165-166

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  • Arabic

    S.W.A. Gunn MD, MS, FRCS(C)

    Pages 171-188

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Multilingual Dictionary Of Disaster Medicine And International Relief
Book Subtitle
English, Français, Español
Copyright
1990
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Kluwer Academic Publishers
eBook ISBN
978-94-009-2486-4
DOI
10.1007/978-94-009-2486-4
Edition Number
1
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