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  • Statistical Analysis of Natural Disasters and Related Lossesby V.F. Pisarenko; M.V. Rodkin

    Springer International Publishing 2013; US$ 54.99

    The study of disaster statistics and disaster occurrence is a complicated interdisciplinary field involving the interplay of new theoretical findings from several scientific fields like mathematics, physics, and computer science. Statistical studies on the mode of occurrence of natural disasters largely rely on fundamental findings in the statistics... more...

  • Playing against Natureby Seth Stein; Jerome L. Stein

    Wiley 2014; US$ 72.95 US$ 63.22

    Defending society against natural hazards is a high-stakes game of chance against nature, involving tough decisions. How should a developing nation allocate its budget between building schools for towns without ones or making existing schools earthquake-resistant? Does it make more sense to build levees to protect against floods, or to prevent development... more...

  • Natural Hazard Zonation of Bihar (India) Using Geoinformaticsby Tuhin Ghosh; Anirban Mukhopadhyay

    Springer International Publishing 2014; US$ 54.99

    With increased climate variability, aggravated natural hazards in the form of extreme events are affecting the lives and livelihoods of many people. This work serves as a basis for formulating a ?preparedness plan? to ensure the effective policy formulation for planned development. Increased demand and competition with a high degree of variability... more...

  • Assessment of Vulnerability to Natural Hazardsby Jörn Birkmann; Stefan Kienberger; David Alexander

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 137.95

    Assessment of Vulnerability to Natural Hazards covers the vulnerability of human and environmental systems to climate change and eight natural hazards: earthquakes, floods, landslides, avalanches, forest fires, drought, coastal erosion, and heat waves. This book is an important contribution to the field, clarifying terms and investigating the... more...

  • The Physical Environmentby D. M. Jones; A. R. Smith

    Elsevier Science 2015; US$ 72.95

    This volume covers such issues as sound and vibration, the thermal environment, and the visual environment. It contains conmmentaries from the leading authorities in the field. more...

  • Physical Geographyby Richard H. Bryant

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 72.95

    Physical Geography Made Simple focuses on developments in physical geography, including advancements in the study of landforms, weather, climate, water, soils, plants, and animals. The book first offers information on rocks and relief, weathering, slopes, and rivers and drainage basins. Topics include rock structures and landforms, crustal structure... more...

  • Natural Disaster Management in the Asia-Pacificby Caroline Brassard; David W. Giles; Arnold M. Howitt

    Springer Japan 2014; US$ 129.00

    The Asia-Pacific region is one of the most vulnerable to a variety of natural and manmade hazards. This edited book productively brings together scholars and senior public officials having direct experience in dealing with or researching on recent major natural disasters in the Asia-Pacific. The chapters focus on disaster preparedness and management,... more...

  • Fatal Isolationby Richard C. Keller

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 35.00

    In a cemetery on the southern outskirts of Paris lie the bodies of nearly a hundred of what some have called the first casualties of global climate change. They were the so-called abandoned victims of the worst natural disaster in French history, the devastating heat wave that struck in August 2003, leaving 15,000 dead. They died alone in Paris and... more...

  • 101 Amazing Facts about Natural Disastersby Jack Goldstein; Frankie Taylor

    Andrews UK 2015; US$ 4.49

    What exactly is an avalanche? Why do tropical cyclones spin in different directions? What is the deadliest heat wave ever to have been recorded? And what are the three different types of lightning? All of this and more is revealed in this fantastic book containing over one hundred facts about the world’s most deadly natural disasters. Covering... more...

  • Handbook of Coastal Disaster Mitigation for Engineers and Plannersby Miguel Esteban; Hiroshi Takagi; Tomoya Shibayama

    Elsevier Science 2015; US$ 170.00

    The world?s population is expected to increase to over 8 billion by 2020. About 60% of the total population of the world lives in coastal areas and 65% of the cities with a population of over 2.5 million are located in coastal areas. Written by an international panel of experts in the fields of engineering and risk management, The Handbook of Coastal... more...