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- NYU Press 2014; US$ 69.00
American engineers have done astounding things to bend the Mississippi River to their will: forcing one of its tributaries to flow uphill, transforming over a thousand miles of roiling currents into a placid staircase of water, and wresting the lower half of the river apart from its floodplain. American law has aided and abetted these feats. But despite... more...
- Rutgers University Press 2014; US$ 29.95
In Disaster!, Alan A. Siegel brings readers face-to-face with twenty-eight of the deadliest natural and human-caused calamities to strike New Jersey between 1821 and 1906. Accounts of fires, steamboat explosions, shipwrecks, train wrecks, and storms are told in the words of the people who experienced the events firsthand, lending a sense of immediacy... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 55.95
River Channel Management is the first book to deal comprehensively with recent revolutions in river channel management. It explores the multi-disciplinary nature of river channel management in relation to modern management techniques that bear the background of the entire drainage basin in mind, use channel restoration where appropriate, and are designed... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 73.95
This book is a comprehensive overview of the ever-captivating field of glaciation from the perspective of glacial landsystems. This approach models the many processes, forms and interactions that can be found in glaciated landscapes throughout the world. Landsystems models allow the glacial geologist and geomorphologist to evaluate these landscapes... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 55.95
Mountains represent one of the most inspiring and attractive natural features on the surface of the earth. Visually, they dominate the landscape. However, the increasing realization of the fragility of mountain areas because of changes in land use, management and climate, combined with an understanding of their importance for water and other natural... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 75.95
The term 'natural disaster' is often used to refer to natural events such as earthquakes, hurricanes or floods. However, the phrase 'natural disaster' suggests an uncritical acceptance of a deeply engrained ideological and cultural myth. At Risk questions this myth and argues that extreme natural events are not disasters until a vulnerable group... more...
- Primus Verlag 2013; US$ 22.99
Erhard Oeser veranschaulicht anhand vieler Beispiele, dass die Evolution als eine Abfolge von Katastrophen begreifbar ist. Dies geht mit der Erkenntnis einher, dass im Vergleich zu den erdgeschichtlichen Vernichtungsakten, die zur Entstehung neuer Welten führten, jene Ereignisse, die in der Menschheitsgeschichte die Erde verwüsteten, nichts Ungewöhnliches... more...
- Springer 2013; US$ 54.99
In this monograph the authors present an overview of the state-of-the-art and use examples or case histories to illustrate the combined role of rock decay and rivers on continental denudation. The Earth?s surface dynamics would not be conceivable without the fundamental component of rock weathering and the subsequent transport of solid debris and dissolved... more...
- Dundurn 2013; US$ 24.99
This bundle of books in Doug Lennox?s popular trivia series provides answers on questions about crime, weather, and disasters. What was the worst freshwater ship disaster ever in North America? Where's the world's hottest place? Who started the first forensics laboratory? Who invented criminal profiling? These and hundreds more are answered. more...