16. National Academies Press

In my continuing effort to prove that few people are cheaper than I am, I have located a source of disaster books that can be downloaded and/or printed for free as PDF files. That source is the National Academies Press, http://www.nap.edu .

The National Academies Press publishes the work of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the Institute of Medicine and the National Research Council, all congressionally chartered institutions. At roughly 200 new titles per year, over 5000 books may now be downloaded at no cost.

A couple of recent titles are: Healthy, Resilient, and Sustainable Communities After Disasters, and Enabling Rapid and Sustainable Public Health Research During Disasters. There are many more disaster titles listed.

Registering to download on the NAP site is simple and quick, and will include access to optional emails of future publications.