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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Pennsylvania Disastersby Karen Ivory

    Globe Pequot Press 2015; US$ 15.99

    True accounts of major disasters in Texas history are retold in this engagingly written collection. From the Johnstown floods of 1889 to the heroic actions on United Flight 193 on 9/11, Pennsylvania has been home to some of the nation's most dramatic moments. Each story reveals not only the circumstances surrounding the disaster and the magnitude... more...

  • Mountainsby Martin F. Price

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Cambridge IGCSE Geography Workbookby Paul Guinness; Garrett Nagle; Nina Konrad

    Hodder Education 2015; US$ 9.60

    Student workbook to support students throughout their Cambridge IGCSE Geography course, with plenty of extra practice questions and activities. Accompanies the Cambridge IGCSE Geography student text book, following the contents and chapter order. Studetns wirte their answers in the book and keep it for study in class or at home throughout their course. more...

  • Disaster in Paradiseby Amanda Bath

    Harbour Publishing 2015; US$ 22.95

    Mandy Bath was born and raised in England, and she lived in London before moving to the tiny community of Johnson?s Landing in 1993. She holds a Ph.D. in Catalan Literature, and worked in human rights research for Amnesty International for a decade. Since her home in Johnson?s Landing was destroyed by the 2012 landslide, she now lives in Kaslo, BC,... more...

  • Seebergeby Rainer Barth

    Konrad Theiss Verlag 2015; US$ 45.79

    Majestätische Gipfel Die Aussicht vom Friedrichshafener Moleturm auf die Alpen ist überwältigend. Glücklich kann sich derjenige schätzen, der einen der ganz seltenen Ausblicke auf das vollständige Panorama genießen kann. Wolken und Nebel geben höchstens vier Tage im Jahr die Sicht frei. Rainer Barth hat diesen seltenen Ausblick in einem wunderbaren... more...