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  • Dangerous Planetby Bryn Barnard

    Random House Children's Books 2012; US$ 17.95

    Did a meteorite wipe out the dinosaurs and allow for human evolution? Did an earthquake usher in the rise of Greek civilization? Did a snowstorm help create the New York subway? The answer to all these questions is a resounding yes! Over and over again, natural disasters have influenced the course of human history in ways great and small. From the... more...

  • Natural Disasters in a Global Environmentby Anthony N. Penna; Jennifer S. Rivers

    Wiley 2013; US$ 42.95

    Natural Disasters in a Global Environment is a transnational, global and environmental history of natural and man-made disasters. Detailed case studies of past and present events are presented in a historical narrative, making use of the most recent scholarship. Examines a range of disasters including volcanoes, earthquakes, floods, landslides,... more...

  • Playing against Natureby Seth Stein; Jerome Stein

    Wiley 2014; US$ 69.95

    Defending society against natural hazards is a high-stakes game of chance against nature, involving tough decisions. How should a developing nation allocate its budget between building schools for towns without ones or making existing schools earthquake-resistant? Does it make more sense to build levees to protect against floods, or to prevent development... more...

  • Natural Hazard Zonation of Bihar (India) Using Geoinformaticsby Tuhin Ghosh; Anirban Mukhopadhyay

    Springer International Publishing 2014; US$ 54.99

    With increased climate variability, aggravated natural hazards in the form of extreme events are affecting the lives and livelihoods of many people. This work serves as a basis for formulating a ?preparedness plan? to ensure the effective policy formulation for planned development. Increased demand and competition with a high degree of variability... more...

  • Natural Disaster Management in the Asia-Pacificby Caroline Brassard; David W. Giles; Arnold M Howitt

    Springer Japan 2014; US$ 129.00

    The Asia-Pacific region is one of the most vulnerable to a variety of natural and manmade hazards. This edited book productively brings together scholars and senior public officials having direct experience in dealing with or researching on recent major natural disasters in the Asia-Pacific. The chapters focus on disaster preparedness and management,... more...

  • Fatal Isolationby Richard C. Keller

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 35.00

    In a cemetery on the southern outskirts of Paris lie the bodies of nearly a hundred of what some have called the first casualties of global climate change. They were the so-called abandoned victims of the worst natural disaster in French history, the devastating heat wave that struck in August 2003, leaving 15,000 dead. They died alone in Paris and... more...

  • 101 Amazing Facts about Natural Disastersby Jack Goldstein; Frankie Taylor

    Andrews UK 2015; US$ 4.49

    What exactly is an avalanche? Why do tropical cyclones spin in different directions? What is the deadliest heat wave ever to have been recorded? And what are the three different types of lightning? All of this and more is revealed in this fantastic book containing over one hundred facts about the world’s most deadly natural disasters. Covering... more...

  • Naturkatastrophenby Harald Frater; Karsten Schwanke; Nadja Podbregar; Dieter Lohmann

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 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...

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

    Atlantis Press 2013; US$ 139.00

    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...

  • Geological Hazardsby Fred G. Bell

    CRC Press 2002; US$ 115.95

    Natural hazards cost the global economy over $50,000 million per year. Two thirds of this is spent on damage repair, the remainder represents the cost of predicting, preventing and mitigating against disasters. Man-made hazards such as groundwater pollution, subsidence and soil erosion add to this figure. Geological Hazards is the first book to... more...