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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$ 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...

  • Playing against Natureby Seth Stein; Jerome Stein

    Wiley 2014; US$ 74.50

    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 Hazardsby Edward Bryant

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 51.00

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

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

    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...

  • Disaster Risk Reduction Approaches in Bangladeshby Rajib Shaw; Fuad Mallick; Aminul Islam

    Springer 2013; US$ 129.00

    This book outlines disaster risk reduction (DRR) approaches in Bangladesh, drawing examples and lessons from the national and community-level programs, projects, and relevant experiences of the country.  The content is based on a selection of available documents, a consultative workshop with academicians from different universities undertaking... more...

  • Human Security and Natural Disastersby Christopher Hobson; Paul Bacon; Robin Cameron

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    "Human security" is an approach that rejects the traditional prioritization of state security, and instead identifies the individual as the primary referent of security. It offers a way of broadening our perspective, and recognizing that the most pressing threats to individuals do not come from interstate war, but from the emergencies that affect... more...

  • The End is Nighby Henrik Svensen

    Reaktion Books 2009; US$ 30.00

    The Lisbon Earthquake of 1755. The South Asian Tsunami of 2004. The San Francisco Earthquake of 1906. Hurricane Katrina in 2005. All of these are natural disasters that not only caused massive devastation but actually changed the course of history, and have influenced our reactions to and perspectives on disasters ever since. Spanning two millennia,... more...

  • Disasters Without Bordersby John Hannigan

    Wiley 2013; US$ 69.95

    Dramatic scenes of devastation and suffering caused by disasters such as the 2011 Japanese earthquake and tsunami, are viewed with shock and horror by millions of us across the world. What we rarely see, however, are the international politics of disaster aid, mitigation and prevention that condition the collective response to natural catastrophes... more...

  • The Mathematics Of Natural Catastrophesby G Woo

    World Scientific Publishing Company 1999; US$ 113.00

    This is a unique book about natural catastrophes, focusing on the mathematical aspects of these phenomena. Although academic in style and didactic in purpose, it is practical in the treatment of the diverse issues covered, which range from hazard warning and forecasting to engineering design criteria and insurance loss estimation. Addressing as it... more...