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  • Large-Scale Disastersby Mohamed Gad-el-Hak

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 152.00 US$ 124.64

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

  • Surviving Armageddonby Bill McGuire

    OUP Oxford 2007; US$ 16.99 US$ 14.61

    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...

  • Geophysical Hazardsby Tom Beer

    Springer Netherlands 2010; US$ 134.77

    In this book, geoscientists, social scientists, and those involved in both the administration of international science and international disaster reduction address the latest in the science of natural hazards as well as our response to them. more...

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

    Wiley 2013; US$ 44.95 US$ 38.96

    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 L. Stein

    Wiley 2014; US$ 72.95 US$ 63.22

    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...

  • Assessment of Vulnerability to Natural Hazardsby Jörn Birkmann; Stefan Kienberger; David Alexander

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 137.95

    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...

  • Handbook of Coastal Disaster Mitigation for Engineers and Plannersby Miguel Esteban; Hiroshi Takagi; Tomoya Shibayama

    Elsevier Science 2015; US$ 170.00

    The world?s population is expected to increase to over 8 billion by 2020. About 60% of the total population of the world lives in coastal areas and 65% of the cities with a population of over 2.5 million are located in coastal areas. Written by an international panel of experts in the fields of engineering and risk management, The Handbook of Coastal... more...

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

    Springer Netherlands 2010; US$ 67.38

    This book tells the story of the Earth itself, explaining the interplay of its gradual geologi- levolution, presented as a generally slow and safe process, with the sudden manifestations of natural hazards, which involve disasters that affect the environment and lead to huge material damage and human losses. The natural forces at play, whether they... more...

  • Aria, acqua, terra e fuoco - Volume IIby Fabio Vittorio De Blasio

    Springer Milan 2012; US$ 18.87

    Questo secondo volume prosegue la breve trattazione sulle catastrofi naturali. Č la volta delle catastrofi dell?acqua e dell?aria, spesso sui giornali quando un uragano o un?inondazione colpiscono il nostro pianeta. E anche delle minacce cosmiche, rare ma in grado di annientare la nostra civiltŕ. Vedremo quegli straordinari eventi di cui conosciamo... 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...