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  • Measuring Vulnerability to Natural Hazardsby Birkmann Joern

    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...

  • Asian And Pacific Coasts 2003, Proceedings Of The 2nd International Conferenceby Yoshimi Goda; Wataru Kioka; Kazuo Nadaoka

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2004; US$ 227.00

    This book presents the experience of coastal and port engineering development, as well as coastal environmental problems, in Asian and Pacific countries. It also provides information and promotes technological progress and activities, international technical transfer and cooperation, and opportunities for engineers and researchers to maintain and improve... more...

  • Northwest Californiaby John O. Sawyer

    University of California Press 2006; US$ 15.95

    Northwestern California is mainly known for its majestic redwood forests and incomparable coastline, but there is much more in its rich biota and scenery. The forests are part of the most diverse temperate coniferous forest in the world. Rugged mountains, numerous lakes, wilderness areas, and wild rivers attract outdoor enthusiasts and geologists came... more...

  • Desertification in the Mediterranean Region. A Security Issueby William G. Kepner; Jose L. Rubio; David A. Mouat

    Springer 2006; US$ 209.00

    Focuses on two basic concepts: security and desertification in the Mediterranean Region and their linkages. This book provides a multi-lateral forum for cooperation, information exchange, and dialogue among the environmental, development, foreign and security policy communities within the Mediterranean Region. more...

  • Approaches to Coastal Wetland Restorationby E.R. Turner; B. Streever

    SPB Academic Publishing BV 2002; US$ 36.00

    Wetlands Lost The 1,879 thousand hectares of coastal wetlands in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM) comprise 58% of the U.S. coastal wetland total (Turner and Gosselink 1975). These wetlands occur in every GOM state, although two-thirds of the GOM total are in Louisiana, and are typically associated with estuaries, bays, rivers, and the lee-side of barrier islands.... more...

  • The Periglacial Environmentby Hugh M. French

    Wiley 2013; US$ 212.95

    The Periglacial Environment, Third Edition , provides an authoritative overview of the worldâ??s cold, non-glacial environments. Emphasis is placed upon the North American and Eurasian polar lowlands, but examples are also drawn from Antarctica, the Qinghai-Xizang (Tibet) Plateau, and the northern mid-latitudes. First published in 1976 and... more...

  • Modern and Past Glacial Environmentsby John Menzies

    Elsevier Science 2002; US$ 131.00

    In combining and revising the two titles 'Past Glacial Environments' and 'Modern Glacial Environments', Dr Menzies and his contributors provide the most comprehensive and wide-ranging book ever prepared on both topics. This text is produced with the student mind, providing accessibility to a complex subject and introducing topics that provide the... more...

  • Arctic Alpine Ecosystems and People in a Changing Environmentby Jon Børre Ørbaek; Roland Kallenborn; Ingunn Tombre; Else N. Hegseth; Stig Falk-Petersen; Alf H. Hoel

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2007; US$ 269.00

    This book addresses the significant environmental changes experienced by high latitude and high altitude ecosystems at the beginning of the 21st c- tury. Increased temperatures and precipitation, reduction in sea ice and glacier ice, the increased levels of UV-radiation and the long-range tra- ported contaminants in arctic and alpine regions are stress... more...

  • Advances in Coastal Modelingby V.C. Lakhan

    Elsevier Science 2003; US$ 285.00

    This book unifies and enhances the accessibility of contemporary scholarly research on advances in coastal modeling. A comprehensive spectrum of innovative models addresses the wide diversity and multifaceted aspects of coastal research on the complex natural processes, dynamics, interactions and responses of the coastal supersystem and its associated... more...

  • Glaciotectonismby James S. Aber; Andrzej Ber

    Elsevier Science 2007; US$ 225.00

    Glaciotectonism is an important component of modern glacial theory, gaining widespread recognition within the past 25 years. This book is outcome of compiling maps of glaciotectonic structures and landforms for North America and central Europe, which is the basis for better understanding the role of glaciotectonism as a key component of glacial theory.... more...