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  • Measuring Vulnerability to Natural Hazardsby Birkmann Joern

    United Nations University Press 2006; US$ 39.00

    A seemingly non-stop series of disasters has shown that societies worldwide seem unprepared for the threats posed by natural hazards: Hurricane Katrina, drought in Africa; flooding in China and Germany; earthquakes in Pakistan and India; a tsunami in South-East Asia; and forest fires in Portugal, Australia and North America. The tragic impacts... more...

  • International Perspectives on Natural Disastersby Lisa M. DeChano; John Lidstone; Joseph P. Stoltman

    Springer 2006; US$ 239.00

    Presents the occurrences and distributions of natural disaster events and the responses and mitigation practices associated with them. This volume includes a CD-ROM containing electronic versions of the figures, which are all printed in black-and-white in the book. more...

  • Large-Scale Disastersby Mohamed Gad-el-Hak

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 196.00

    A review volume presenting research into the prediction, prevention or mitigation of large-scale disasters. more...

  • Promoting Livelihood and Coping Strategies of Groups Affected by Conflicts and Natural Disastersby International Labour Office

    International Labour Office 2005; US$ 5.00

    Focuses on ways of coping with socio-economic and employment challenges of responding to crises arising from natural disaster, man-made catastrophe, or war. Reports on best practices and new avenues for crisis response and early warning, with examples from 14 developing countries around the world. more...

  • Global Catastrophesby Bill McGuire

    Oxford University Press, UK 2006; US$ 9.99

    Life on earth will come to an end. It's just a matter of when. Global Catastrophes: A Very Short Introduction focuses on the many potential catastrophes facing our planet in the future, from global warming, and New Ice Ages, to asteroid impact, supervolcanoes, and mega-tsunami. Bill McGuire tales a timely and accessible look at both the science... more...

  • The Truth About Environmental Hazardsby John V. Perritano

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 42.00

    The World Health Organization defines environmental health as "those aspects of human health, including quality of life, that are determined by physical, chemical, biological, social, and psychosocial factors in the environment." Anything that affects the environmental health of humans, plants, and animals in a negative way is an environmental... more...

  • Extreme Eventsby Jonathan Nott

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 40.00

    A textbook that describes how to deduce accurate hazard risk assessments from long-term records. more...

  • Geophysical Hazardsby Tom Beer

    Springer 2010; US$ 129.00

    This volume, written by the Hazards Science Team of the International Year of Planet Earth, brings together some of the most influential international scientists dealing with Natural Hazards and Society's response to natural hazards. It recognises that hazards, like poverty, will always be with us but that concerted and organised societal response... more...

  • Geohazard-associated Geounitsby L. A. Rivard; Q. Hugh J. Gwyn

    Springer 2009; US$ 529.00

    Originally conceived as a technical manual, but now offering the reader so much more, this timely work deals with various aspects of geohazards - surely an area of growing importance in this world of global warming. Using photogeology and remote sensing, Quebecois researcher Rivard's work is unique in that the succinct text supports the illustrations,... more...

  • The Illustrated History of Natural Disastersby Jan Kozák; Vladimir Cermák

    Springer 2010; US$ 89.95

    The book is a richly illustrated, pictorial album. The content and arrangement of the book is based on a collection of original rare engravings belonging to the private collection of Jan Koz k. The individual full-page reproductions give historical views on natural disasters such as: earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions, avalanches, landslides... more...