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  • 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...

  • The Mountain Encyclopediaby Frederic Hartemann; Robert Hauptman; Jamling Tenzing Norgay

    Taylor Trade Publishing 2005; US$ 28.99

    A comprehensive reference containing a stunning collection of mountain art and photography, The Mountain Encyclopedia is an alphabetically arranged overview of all the things connected to mountains. Sidebars list such phenomena as the world's 1000 highest peaks, the world's highest volcanoes, the high points of the 50 United States, and 13 Canadian... more...

  • Mountain Geographyby Martin F. Price; Alton C. Byers; Donald A. Friend; Thomas Kohler; Larry W. Price

    University of California Press 2013; US$ 95.00

    Mountains cover a quarter of the Earth?s land surface and a quarter of the global population lives in or adjacent to these areas. The global importance of mountains is recognized particularly because they provide critical resources, such as water, food and wood; contain high levels of biological and cultural diversity; and are often places for tourism... more...

  • Natural Disastersby Kathleen M. Reilly; Tom Casteel

    Nomad Press 2012; US$ 12.95

    When natural disasters happen they grab headlines around the world. People, creatures, and the environment are all impacted when nature gets out of control. Natural disasters can be upsetting to live through, but scientists today better understand their causes and how we can protect ourselves and others. Natural Disasters: Investigate Earth?s Most... 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...

  • Promoting Livelihood and Coping Strategies of Groups Affected by Conflicts and Natural Disastersby International Labour Office

    International Labour Office 2005; US$ 5.00

    Focuses on ways of coping with socio-economic and employment challenges of responding to crises arising from natural disaster, man-made catastrophe, or war. Reports on best practices and new avenues for crisis response and early warning, with examples from 14 developing countries around the world. more...

  • Social Perspectives on Disasters in Southeast Asiaby Jean-Christophe Gaillard; Pauline Texier

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2008; US$ 199.00

    The papers in this e-book were prepared for a panel of the 5th EuroSEAS conference held in Naples, Italy, between 12 and 15 September 2007. These include contributions from the academe as well as from the practitioner realm, notably NGOs, from Europe and Southeast Asia. The papers encompass case studies from rural and urban settings in Southeast Asia... more...

  • Trappedby Glenn Cheney

    Saddleback Publishing 2012; US$ 11.95

    Discover the astonishing true stories—that will make readers laugh, cry, and gasp—behind the headlines: The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire, A Sticky Mess, The Iron Curtain, The Kursk, The Quecreek Mine Flood, The Chilean Miners, and more. more...

  • The Truth About Environmental Hazardsby John V. Perritano

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 42.00

    The World Health Organization defines environmental health as "those aspects of human health, including quality of life, that are determined by physical, chemical, biological, social, and psychosocial factors in the environment." Anything that affects the environmental health of humans, plants, and animals in a negative way is an environmental... more...