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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...

  • 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...

  • At Risk II - 2nd Editionby Piers Blaikie; Terry Cannon; Ian Davis; Ben Wisner

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 75.95

    The term 'natural disaster' is often used to refer to natural events such as earthquakes, hurricanes or floods. However, the phrase 'natural disaster' suggests an uncritical acceptance of a deeply engrained ideological and cultural myth. At Risk questions this myth and argues that extreme natural events are not disasters until a vulnerable group... 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...

  • CCEA Geography AS Student Unit Guideby Tim Manson; Alistair Hamill

    Hodder Education 2014; US$ 16.00

    Perfect for revision, these guides explain the unit requirements, summarise the content and include specimen questions with graded answers. Each full-colour Student Unit Guide provides support throughout the course. -Feel confident you understand the unit: each guide comprehensively covers the unit content and includes topic summaries, knowledge check... 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

    In this fascinating and comprehensive study, Greg Bankoff traces the history of natural hazards in the Philippines from the records kept by the Spanish colonisers to the 'Calamitous Nineties', and assesses the effectiveness of the relief mechanisms that have evolved to cope with these occurrences. He also examines the correlation between this history... more...