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- I.B.Tauris 2008; US$ 14.95
High places - be they mountain peaks or the vast expanses of the polar latitudes - have always captured the human imagination. Inaccessible, extreme, they are commonly invested with awe and reverence, as places of physical challenge, intense experience. Increasingly, they are also treated as unique locations for science. High Places explores the... more...
- Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 7.99
Mountains cover a quarter of the Earth's land surface and are home to about 12 percent of the global population. They are the sources of all the world's major rivers, affect regional weather patterns, provide centres of biological and cultural diversity, hold deposits of minerals, and provide both active and contemplative recreation. Yet mountains... more...
- WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2012; US$ 183.11
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, Verdunstung,... more...
- Wiley Textbooks 2013; US$ 62.50
The 6 th edition of Introducing Physical Geography is known for its clear writing, distinctive photos and illustrations and a strong supplements program. The text continues its tradition as a great book to help non-science readers visualize and understand earth processes and learn the basic language of physical geography. The new edition features... 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...
- 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...
- Springer 2006; US$ 239.00
Presents the occurrences and distributions of natural disaster events and the responses and mitigation practices associated with them. This volume includes a CD-ROM containing electronic versions of the figures, which are all printed in black-and-white in the book. more...
- International Labour Office 2005; US$ 5.00
Focuses on ways of coping with socio-economic and employment challenges of responding to crises arising from natural disaster, man-made catastrophe, or war. Reports on best practices and new avenues for crisis response and early warning, with examples from 14 developing countries around the world. more...