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  • Social Perspectives on Disasters in Southeast Asiaby Jean-Christophe Gaillard; Pauline Texier

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2008; US$ 199.00

    The papers in this e-book were prepared for a panel of the 5th EuroSEAS conference held in Naples, Italy, between 12 and 15 September 2007. These include contributions from the academe as well as from the practitioner realm, notably NGOs, from Europe and Southeast Asia. The papers encompass case studies from rural and urban settings in Southeast Asia... more...

  • Mountain Meteorologyby C. David Whiteman

    Oxford University Press, USA 2000; US$ 144.99

    Preface. About the author. Acknowledgments. Part 1. Mountain Climates. 1. Four Factors that Determine Climate. 2. Mountain Climates of North America. Part 2. An Introduction to the Atmosphere. 3. Atmospheric Scales of Motion and Atmospheric Composition. 4. Atmospheric Structure and the Earth's Boundary Layer. 5. Pressure and Winds. 6. Air masses... more...

  • A Practical Guide to the Study of Glacial Sedimentsby David Evans; Douglas Benn

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 52.95

    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 environments... more...

  • The Truth About Environmental Hazardsby John V. Perritano

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 42.00

    The World Health Organization defines environmental health as "those aspects of human health, including quality of life, that are determined by physical, chemical, biological, social, and psychosocial factors in the environment." Anything that affects the environmental health of humans, plants, and animals in a negative way is an environmental... more...

  • Extreme Eventsby Jonathan Nott

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 44.00

    A textbook that describes how to deduce accurate hazard risk assessments from long-term records. more...

  • DK Readers L4: Earthquakes and Other Natural Disastersby Harriet Griffey

    DK Publishing 2010; US$ 3.99

    This book brings readers face to face with some of the deadliest natural disasters of all time, from the eruption of Mount Vesuvius to the San Francisco earthquake of 1906. As they go, they'll learn about the scientific forces that cause these incredible events. more...

  • Hochwasser-Katastrophenmanagementby Verena Adam

    Deutscher Universitätsverlag 2007; US$ 89.99

    Die durch sich häufende Naturkatastrophen, insbesondere Hochwasser, verursachten Schäden erfordern ein verstärktes Engagement in den Bereichen Katastrophenschutz und -hilfe. Verena Adam analysiert, inwieweit sich das Hochwasser-Katastrophenmanagement kommunaler Behörden in Österreich materiell evaluieren lässt und entwickelt ein standardisiertes Konzept,... more...


    World Scientific Publishing Company 2011; US$ 111.00

    Calculating Catastrophe has been written to explain, to a general readership, the underlying philosophical ideas and scientific principles that govern catastrophic events, both natural and man-made. Knowledge of the broad range of catastrophes deepens understanding of individual modes of disaster. This book will be of interest to anyone aspiring to... more...

  • Katastrophenby Erhard Oeser

    Primus Verlag 2013; US$ 20.98

    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...

  • Mediterranean Mountain Environmentsby Ioannis Vogiatzakis

    Wiley 2012; US$ 106.95

    Mediterranean mountains exhibit many similarities in their biotic ecological, physical and environmental characteristics. There are also many differences in terms of their human colonization pattern, historic land uses and current anthopogenic pressures.  This book provides an introduction to these environments of mountainous areas in the... more...