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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Springer 2009; US$ 29.95
Regelmäßig und scheinbar immer häufiger zeigt die Natur ihre zerstörerische Kraft. Doch nicht alle Naturkatastrophen haben natürliche Ursachen. Längst greift der Mensch in die empfindlichen Kreisläufe unseres Planeten ein und schafft damit neue Gefahren. Der bekannte ZDF-Moderator Karsten Schwanke erklärt in seinem Buch verständlich die Auslöser von... more...