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  • Extremes in Natureby Gianfausto Salvadori; Carlo De Michele; Nathabandu T. Kottegoda

    Springer 2007; US$ 179.00

    This book is about the theoretical and practical aspects of the statistics of Extreme Events in Nature. Most importantly, this is the first text in which Copulas are introduced and used in Geophysics. Several topics are fully original, and show how standard models and calculations can be improved by exploiting the opportunities offered by Copulas.... 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...

  • 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...

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

    Springer 2012; US$ 29.95

    Questo secondo volume prosegue la breve trattazione sulle catastrofi naturali. È 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 civiltà.Vedremo quegli straordinari... more...

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

    Wiley 2013; US$ 42.95

    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$ 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...

  • Geological Hazardsby Fred G. Bell

    CRC Press 2002; US$ 115.95

    Part One: Geohazards: Assessments and Planning. Part Two: Volcanic Activity. Part Three. Earthquake Activity. Part Four: Mass Movements. Part Five: Problem Soils. Part Six: River Action and Control. Part Seven: Marine Action and Control. Part Eight: Wind Action and Arid Regions. Part Nine: Soil Erosion and Desertification. Part Ten: Waste and its Disposal.... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...