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  • 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...

  • Katastrophenby Erhard Oeser

    Primus Verlag 2013; US$ 22.80

    Erhard Oeser veranschaulicht anhand vieler Beispiele, dass die Evolution als eine Abfolge von Katastrophen begreifbar ist. Dies geht mit der Erkenntnis einher, dass im Vergleich zu den erdgeschichtlichen Vernichtungsakten, die zur Entstehung neuer Welten führten, jene Ereignisse, die in der Menschheitsgeschichte die Erde verwüsteten, nichts Ungewöhnliches... more...

  • The Illustrated History of Natural Disastersby Jan Kozák; Vladimir Cermák

    Springer 2010; US$ 89.95

    The book is a richly illustrated, pictorial album. The content and arrangement of the book is based on a collection of original rare engravings belonging to the private collection of Jan Koz k. The individual full-page reproductions give historical views on natural disasters such as: earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions, avalanches, landslides... more...

  • Geohazard-associated Geounitsby L. A. Rivard; Q. Hugh J. Gwyn

    Springer 2009; US$ 529.00

    Originally conceived as a technical manual, but now offering the reader so much more, this timely work deals with various aspects of geohazards - surely an area of growing importance in this world of global warming. Using photogeology and remote sensing, Quebecois researcher Rivard's work is unique in that the succinct text supports the illustrations,... 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...

  • Decision Aid Models for Disaster Management and Emergenciesby Begoña Vitoriano; Javier Montero; Da Ruan

    Springer 2013; US$ 129.00

    Disaster management is a process or strategy that is implemented when any type of catastrophic event takes place. The process may be initiated when anything threatens to disrupt normal operations or puts the lives of human beings at risk. Governments on all levels as well as many businesses create some sort of disaster plan that make it possible to... 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...

  • Gott im Himmel, das Böse auf Erden?by Thomas Hartmann

    Verlag Friedrich Pustet 2013; US$ 11.79

    Wie kann der liebende Gott das Böse, Katastrophen und grauenvolles Leid in der Welt zulassen? Wenn er zugleich uneingeschränkt gut und allmächtig sein soll, scheint dies undenkbar. Bisherige Rechtfertigungsversuche sind nach Meinung des Autors gescheitert. Dennoch lohnt es, sich darüber von einem frischen Standpunkt aus Gedanken zu machen und gleichzeitig... 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...

  • Disaster!by Alan A. Siegel

    Rutgers University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    In Disaster!, Alan A. Siegel brings readers face-to-face with twenty-eight of the deadliest natural and human-caused calamities to strike New Jersey between 1821 and 1906. Accounts of fires, steamboat explosions, shipwrecks, train wrecks, and storms are told in the words of the people who experienced the events firsthand, lending a sense of immediacy... more...