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- Pan American Health Organization 2006; US$ 14.00
Esto es algo crítico si los países no quieren dar marcha atrás en los logros alcanzados en el incremento del acceso a estos servicios. Además, le permitirá a los países cumplir con la meta de reducir a la mitad, para el año 2015, el porcentaje de personas que carecen de acceso sostenible a agua potable y saneamiento básico. more...
- Pan American Health Organization 2003; US$ 16.00
Protección de las nuevas instalaciones de salud frente a desastres naturales presenta un resumen de esas guías e incluye recomendaciones para promover su uso en la Región entre autoridades nacionales, planificadores y financiadores involucrados en el desarrollo de estos proyectos. Permite un acercamiento rápido y directo para comprender los beneficios... more...
- Pan American Health Organization 2004; US$ 25.00
This publication, produced in conjunction with the PAHO/WHO Collaborating Center for Disaster Mitigation in Health Facilities at the University of Chile, puts forward three potential levels of protection from adverse events, or performance objectives: life safety, investment protection, and functional protection PAHO/WHO recommends that essential areas... more...
Optimisation of Disaster Forecasting and Prevention Measures in the Context of Human and Social DynamicsIOS Press 2009; US$ 167.00
Addresses a wide range of disaster-management regimes. This book discusses monitoring and the assessment of health and environmental pollution risks, as well as the communication of these risks to the public. It focuses on risk assessment as part of national policies regarding protection of man and environment. more...
- Eclipse Press 2008; US$ 9.99
On August 29, 2005, the United States suffered one of the nations worst natural disasters when Hurricane Katrina slammed into the Gulf Coast. In the midst of the uncertainty and chaos was born the largest equine rescue ever. Horses of the Storm is an inspiring and gripping first-hand account of how the Louisiana State Universitys Equine... more...
- WIT Press 2008; US$ 380.00
Advances in computational methods and the ability to model systems more precisely now enable hazards to be quantified, their effects to be simulated and risk analysis to be pursued with greater accuracy, providing for more effective risk management. These developments are not only important for all areas of human endeavour but have particular relevance... more...
- HarperCollins 2010; US$ 12.99
On January 14, 1993, a team of scientists descended into the crater of Galeras, a restless Andean volcano in southern Colombia, for a day of field research. As the group slowly moved across the rocky moonscape of the caldera near the heart of the volcano, Galeras erupted, its crater exploding in a barrage of burning rocks and glowing shrapnel. Nine... more...
- Wiley 2011; US$ 105.00
Since the advent of the mantle plume hypothesis in 1971, scientists have been faced with the problem that its predictions are not confirmed by observation. For thirty years, the usual reaction has been to adapt the hypothesis in numerous ways. As a result, the multitude of current plume variants now amounts to an unfalsifiable hypothesis. In the early... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2010; US$ 16.99
An exploration of the terrifying threats to our world that fill today?s headlines: from global warming epidemic to the threat of nuclear weapons and the risk posed by the leading edge devices like the Large Hadron Collider. Armageddon Science by Brian Clegg is everything you want to know about potential man-made disaster. Climate change.... more...
- Kensington Publishing Corp. 2005; US$ 5.95
TSUNAMI. One Night. One Disaster. One American Town Devastated in the Blink of an Eye. On Good Friday, 1964, the town of Crescent City, California was bustling as it prepared for the long Easter weekend. No one there knew that thousands of miles away, an earthquake registering 8.4 on the Richter scale was tearing through Alaska. And no one knew the... more...