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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Surviving Armageddonby Bill McGuire

    Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 22.99

    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...

  • At Riskby 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...

  • Cartographies of Dangerby Mark Monmonier

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 30.00

    No place is perfectly safe, but some places are more dangerous than others. Whether we live on a floodplain or in "Tornado Alley," near a nuclear facility or in a neighborhood poorly lit at night, we all co-exist uneasily with natural and man-made hazards. As Mark Monmonier shows in this entertaining and immensely informative book, maps can tell us... more...

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

    Springer Japan 2013; US$ 159.00

    This book outlines disaster risk reduction [DRR] in Bangladesh, drawing examples and lessons from national and local programs, projects and other experiences. Outlines the basics of DRR, reviews six current hazards, and offers examples of disaster response. 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...

  • Encyclopedia of Disasters [Two Volumes]by Angus M. Gunn

    Greenwood Publishing Group 2007; US$ 175.00

    Provides an accessible introduction to the most important disasters - both natural and human caused - throughout human history 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...

  • 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...