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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Mediterranean Mountain Environmentsby Ioannis Vogiatzakis

    Wiley 2012; US$ 155.00

    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...

  • The Mountain Encyclopediaby Frederic Hartemann; Robert Hauptman; Jamling Tenzing Norgay

    Taylor Trade Publishing 2005; US$ 28.99

    A comprehensive reference containing a stunning collection of mountain art and photography, The Mountain Encyclopedia is an alphabetically arranged overview of all the things connected to mountains. Sidebars list such phenomena as the world's 1000 highest peaks, the world's highest volcanoes, the high points of the 50 United States, and 13 Canadian... more...

  • Mountain Geographyby Martin F. Price; Alton C. Byers; Donald A. Friend; Thomas Kohler; Larry W. Price

    University of California Press 2013; US$ 95.00

    Mountains cover a quarter of the Earth?s land surface and a quarter of the global population lives in or adjacent to these areas. The global importance of mountains is recognized particularly because they provide critical resources, such as water, food and wood; contain high levels of biological and cultural diversity; and are often places for tourism... 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...

  • Mountain World in Dangerby Sten Nilsson; David Pitt

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    The changing climate, the warming of the world and acid rain are among the greatest problems facing us at the end of the twentieth century. This book describes, for the first time, the effects of these phenomena on the high mountains and the forests of Europe. Mountains and the frozen regions (the cryosphere) not only play a major part in our climatic... more...

  • Mountainsby Peter Aleshire

    Infobase Publishing 2008; US$ 35.00

    Takes readers on a globe-spanning tour of mountain formations, from block mountains to volcanic sea mountains to high-altitude-landform "sky islands." This book includes a collection of photographs and line illustrations. more...

  • Natural Disastersby Kathleen M. Reilly; Tom Casteel

    Nomad Press 2012; US$ 12.95

    When natural disasters happen they grab headlines around the world. People, creatures, and the environment are all impacted when nature gets out of control. Natural disasters can be upsetting to live through, but scientists today better understand their causes and how we can protect ourselves and others. Natural Disasters: Investigate Earth?s Most... more...

  • Oregon Disastersby Rachel Dresbeck

    Globe Pequot Press 2015; US$ 15.99

    True accounts of major disasters in Oregon history are retold in this engagingly written collection. Among the true accounts dramatically retold are the deadly Mount Hood avalanche of 1927, the 1933 Tillamook forest fire (one of the worst in U.S. history), the devastating tsunami of 1964, and the 1903 flash flood in Heppner, which carried away a... more...