Reference

by Jon

Please bear with us as we try to organize archival material – i.e. not breaking news, but information you may be searching for – into our static pages.

Whether or not we can answer your question, here are several places which we have found invaluable resources, often where we go to find answers:

The Pump Handle, named for the Broad Street pump handle, so famously removed by John Snow.1

The Disaster Accountability Project. Fabulous resources, particularly with respect to American policy and legislation.

The Open Fire Academy.

Stephenson Strategies. The most thoughtful person, perhaps, on emergency communications – and, no surprise, he communicates well himself.

Those are four of the best resources on the overlapping subject matter addressed by Popular Logistics. We also have – in its infancy as of this writing (June 15, 2009) the Disaster Best Practices wiki – a joint project.

Our internal reference pages by subject:

Communications

Communications Standards and Technologies

Geography, compasses, maps, wayfinding nd navigation.

(more coming in the near future).
  1. SeeBroad Street Pump Outbreak; Timothy Johnson’s The Ghost Map: The Story of London’s Most Terrifying Epidemic–and How It Changed Science, Cities, and the Modern World. Cf. lyrcs to Bob Dylan’s Subterranean Homesick Blues, viz. “The pump don’t work because the vandals stole the handle.” []

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