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  • Arctic Alpine Ecosystems and People in a Changing Environmentby Jon-Borre Orbaek; Roland Kallenborn; Ingunn Tombre

    Springer 2007; US$ 269.00

    The European Arctic and Alpine regions are experiencing large environmental changes. These changes may also have socio-economic effects if the changes affect the bioproduction, which form the basis for the marine and terrestrial food chains. This book gives an overview of the contemporary environmental changes in these regions. more...

  • Aria, acqua, terra e fuoco - Volume IIby Fabio Vittorio De Blasio

    Springer 2012; US$ 29.95

    Questo secondo volume prosegue la breve trattazione sulle catastrofi naturali. È la volta delle catastrofi dell’acqua e dell’aria, spesso sui giornali quando un uragano o un’inondazione colpiscono il nostro pianeta. E anche delle minacce cosmiche, rare ma in grado di annientare la nostra civiltà.Vedremo quegli straordinari... 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...

  • The Biology of Alpine Habitatsby Laszlo Nagy; Georg Grabherr

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 55.00

    This book is unique in providing a global overview of alpine (high mountain) habitats that occur above the natural (cold-limited) tree line, describing the factors that have shaped them over both ecological and evolutionary timescales. The broad geographic coverage helps synthesise common features whilst revealing differences in the world's major... more...

  • CALCULATING CATASTROPHEby Gordon Woo

    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...

  • The Carpathiansby Jacek Kozak; Katarzyna Ostapowicz; Andrzej Bytnerowicz; Bartlomiej Wyzga

    Springer 2013; US$ 129.00

    The book includes a broad spectrum of perspectives from different scientific disciplines (both the natural and social sciences) as well as practical knowledge. It gives a new insight into the Carpathian mountain region more...

  • Cartographies of Dangerby Mark Monmonier

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 30.00

    No place is perfectly safe, but some places are more dangerous than others. Whether we live on a floodplain or in "Tornado Alley," near a nuclear facility or in a neighborhood poorly lit at night, we all co-exist uneasily with natural and man-made hazards. As Mark Monmonier shows in this entertaining and immensely informative book, maps can tell us... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...