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Mountains. Orography

  • Hochwasser-Katastrophenmanagementby Verena Adam

    Springer Fachmedien 2007; US$ 89.99

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  • Extreme Events in Nature and Societyby S. Albeverio; V. Jentsch; H. Kantz

    Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG 2006; US$ 109.00

    Presents unifying and distinguishing features of extreme events, including problems of understanding and modelling their origin, spatial and temporal extension, and potential impact. This book aims to help in the difficult problem of anticipation: forecasting the event and proposing measures to moderate or prevent it. 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...

  • Cultures of Disasterby Greg Bankoff

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 195.00

    Explores the relationship between environment and culture in the contemporary Philippines. The book will be of interest to those engaged in relief policy and administration in developing countries. more...

  • Dangerous Planetby Bryn Barnard

    Random House Children's Books 2012; US$ 17.95

    Did a meteorite wipe out the dinosaurs and allow for human evolution? Did an earthquake usher in the rise of Greek civilization? Did a snowstorm help create the New York subway? The answer to all these questions is a resounding yes! Over and over again, natural disasters have influenced the course of human history in ways great and small. From the... more...

  • Physische Geographie 2by Roland Baumhauer; Bernd Cyffka; Christof Kneisel; Jürgen Schmude; Hans-Dieter Haas; Steffen Möller; Brigitta Schütt; Elisabeth Tressel

    WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2012; US$ 17.90

    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...

  • Geological Hazardsby Fred G. Bell

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 231.00

    Natural hazards cost the global economy over $50,000 million per year. Two thirds of this is spent on damage repair, the remainder represents the cost of predicting, preventing and mitigating against disasters. Man-made hazards such as groundwater pollution, subsidence and soil erosion add to this figure. Geological Hazards is the first book to... more...

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

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 139.95

    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...

  • 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...

  • At Riskby Piers Blaikie; Terry Cannon; Ian Davis; Ben Wisner

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    Examines the significance of the human factor which is as much of a cause of disasters as the natural environment. Practical and policy conclusions are drawn with a view to disaster reduction and the promotion of safer environments. more...