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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...

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

    Verlag Friedrich Pustet 2013; US$ 14.22

    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...

  • 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...

  • Extreme Events in Nature and Societyby S. Albeverio; V. Jentsch; H. Kantz

    Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG 2006; US$ 109.00

    Presents unifying and distinguishing features of extreme events, including problems of understanding and modelling their origin, spatial and temporal extension, and potential impact. This book aims to help in the difficult problem of anticipation: forecasting the event and proposing measures to moderate or prevent it. more...

  • Extremes in Natureby Gianfausto Salvadori; Carlo De Michele; Nathabandu T. Kottegoda

    Springer 2007; US$ 179.00

    This book is about the theoretical and practical aspects of the statistics of Extreme Events in Nature. Most importantly, this is the first text in which Copulas are introduced and used in Geophysics. Several topics are fully original, and show how standard models and calculations can be improved by exploiting the opportunities offered by Copulas.... more...

  • Surviving Armageddonby Bill McGuire

    Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 22.99

    What do earthquakes, magma, asteroid 1950DA, and global warming have in common? Not only are they are all natural disasters already under way, but they are ones scientists are now working to predict and prevent. Bill McGuire guides us through the latest approaches being explored to protect the planet, and argues we can make a genuine bid to get through... more...

  • Natural Hazards and Human-Exacerbated Disasters in Latin Americaby Edgardo Latrubesse

    Elsevier Science 2009; US$ 142.00

    The main objective of the book is to offer a vision of the dynamics of the main disasters in South America, describing their mechanisms and consequences on South American societies. The chapters are written by selected specialists of each country. Human-induced disasters are also included, such as desertification in Patagonia and soil erosion in Brazil.... more...

  • MOUNTAIN GEOMORPHOLOGYby Phil Owens; Olav Slaymaker

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 55.95

    First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Modelling Tropospheric Volcanic Aerosolby Anja Schmidt

    Springer 2013; US$ 129.00

    Anja Schmidt's thesis is a unique and comprehensive evaluation of the impacts of tropospheric volcanic aerosol on the atmosphere, climate, air quality and human health. Using a state-of-the-art global microphysics model, the thesis describes and quantifies the impact of volcanic sulphur emissions on global aerosol, clouds and the radiative forcing... 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...