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- Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG 2006; US$ 84.99
Presents unifying and distinguishing features of extreme events, including problems of understanding and modelling their origin, spatial and temporal extension, and potential impact. This book aims to help in the difficult problem of anticipation: forecasting the event and proposing measures to moderate or prevent it. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 195.00
In this fascinating and comprehensive study, Greg Bankoff traces the history of natural hazards in the Philippines from the records kept by the Spanish colonisers to the 'Calamitous Nineties', and assesses the effectiveness of the relief mechanisms that have evolved to cope with these occurrences. He also examines the correlation between this history... more...
- Random House Children's Books 2012; US$ 17.95
Did a meteorite wipe out the dinosaurs and allow for human evolution? Did an earthquake usher in the rise of Greek civilization? Did a snowstorm help create the New York subway? The answer to all these questions is a resounding yes! Over and over again, natural disasters have influenced the course of human history in ways great and small. From the... more...
- WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2012; US$ 15.09
Hauptbeschreibung Diese Einführung stellt das Grundlagenwissen für vier zentrale Teilbereiche der Physischen Geographie zur Verfügung. Klimageographie: Klimasystem der Erde, Atmosphäre, Strahlungs- und Wärmehaushalt, globale Energieverteilung, planetarische und lokale Luftzirkulation und Klimaklassifikationen. Hydrogeographie: Wasserkreislauf, Niederschlag,... more...
- Taylor & Francis Ltd 2004; US$ 55.00
Sediments are the most valuable form of physical evidence for past Earth surface processes. They have the potential to build up an archive of events and provide a window into the past. Through careful examination of sediments the shifting patterns of surface processes across space and time are revealed, allowing us to reconstruct past evironments and... more...
- United Nations University Press 2006; US$ 39.00
A seemingly non-stop series of disasters has shown that societies worldwide seem unprepared for the threats posed by natural hazards: Hurricane Katrina, drought in Africa; flooding in China and Germany; earthquakes in Pakistan and India; a tsunami in South-East Asia; and forest fires in Portugal, Australia and North America. The tragic impacts... more...
- Taylor and Francis 1994; US$ 54.95
At Risk reasserts the significance of the human factor in disasters. Establishing that the social, political and economic environment is as much a cause of disasters as the natural environment, the book argues that disaster mitigation is rooted in the potential humans have to understand their vulnerability and to take common action. Famines and drought,... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 48.00
This revised edition is a comprehensive, inter-disciplinary treatment of the full range of natural hazards. Accessible, readable and well supported by over 180 maps, diagrams and photographs, it is a standard text for students and an invaluable guide for professionals in the field. more...