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  • 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...

  • 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$ 40.95

    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...

  • Natural Hazardsby Edward Bryant

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 56.00

    This revised edition, first published in 2005, is a comprehensive, inter-disciplinary treatment of the full range of natural hazards. 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 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...

  • Environmental Hazardsby Prof Keith Smith; Keith Smith

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 74.95

    The fourth edition of Environmental Hazards continues to blend physical and social sciences to provide a thoroughly balanced, contemporary introduction to hazards analysis and mitigation strategies. It covers all the major rapid-onset events, whether natural, human or technological in origin which directly threaten humans and what they value. Environmental... more...

  • Geological Hazardsby Fred G. Bell

    Taylor and Francis 1999; US$ 231.00

    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...

  • Cultures of Disasterby Greg Bankoff

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 195.00

    In this fascinating and comprehensive study, Greg Bankoff traces the history of natural hazards in the Philippines from the records kept by the Spanish colonisers to the 'Calamitous Nineties', and assesses the effectiveness of the relief mechanisms that have evolved to cope with these occurrences. He also examines the correlation between this history... more...

  • At Risk II - 2nd Editionby Piers Blaikie; Terry Cannon; Ian Davis; Ben Wisner

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 75.95

    The term 'natural disaster' is often used to refer to natural events such as earthquakes, hurricanes or floods. However, the phrase 'natural disaster' suggests an uncritical acceptance of a deeply engrained ideological and cultural myth. At Risk questions this myth and argues that extreme natural events are not disasters until a vulnerable group... more...