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Author Young, Taras, author.

Title Apocalypse ready : the manual of manuals, a century of panic prevention / Taras Young.

Publication Info. London ; New York : Thames & Hudson, 2022.


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 New Lenox PL Adult Non-Fiction - NLBB-1  613.6 YOU    AVAILABLE
Description 255, 1 unnumbered pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
still image sti rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 250-251) and index.
Contents Pandemic -- Tuberculosis -- Spanish Flu -- Asian Flu and Hong Kong Flu -- HIV/AIDS -- Recent viruses -- Natural disaster -- Extreme weather -- When the Earth moves -- Fighting fire -- Survive in the wild -- Nuclear war -- Preparation -- Shelter -- Blast and fallout -- Alien invasion -- We come in peace -- Is there anyone out there? -- What is the truth?
Summary "An expertly curated compilation of over one hundred years of officially published, step-by-step guides on how to deal with every kind of disaster imaginable, drawn from government archives around the world." -- From summary.
"An expertly curated compilation of officially published step-by-step guides on how to deal with every kind of disaster imaginable, drawn from government archives all around the world from the 1910s to today. Organized into four broad disaster-themed scenarios - Pandemics, Natural Disasters, Nuclear War and Alien Invasion - this visual guide displays the plethora of public survival advice and scare tactics proposed from all around the globe to deal with every disaster scenario that has occurred or been imagined since the early 20th century. From leaflets showing how to build an earthquake shelter to booklets providing step-by-step advice on how to protect yourself and your family during a nuclear war, and from posters showing how to minimize your chances of catching Spanish flu to documents indicating how to identify aliens, this carefully curated selection of disaster-planning documents reveals differences in public attitudes towards impending catastrophe since the 1910s and showcases the variety of approaches taken by governments in advising their citizens. Informative commentary provides historical context for the official advice, exploring how our universal preoccupation with apocalypse has manifested around the globe, and explanatory captions clarify the messages contained in the survival documents."-- Publisher's description.
Subject Emergency management -- History -- 20th century -- Sources.
Survival -- History -- Sources.
Government publications.
Graphic arts -- Social aspects.
Survival in art.
Emergency management. (OCoLC)fst00908500
Government publications. (OCoLC)fst00945492
Survival. (OCoLC)fst01761768
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Sources. (OCoLC)fst01423900
Informational works.
Illustrated works.
ISBN 9780500024317 (hardcover ; alkaline paper)
0500024316 (hardcover ; alkaline paper)

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