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  • 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...

  • Playing against Natureby Seth Stein; Jerome 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...

  • Geological Hazardsby Fred G. Bell

    CRC Press 2002; US$ 115.95

    Natural hazards cost the global economy over $50,000 million per year. Two thirds of this is spent on damage repair, the remainder represents the cost of predicting, preventing and mitigating against disasters. Man-made hazards such as groundwater pollution, subsidence and soil erosion add to this figure. Geological Hazards is the first book to... 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...

  • The Mathematics Of Natural Catastrophesby G Woo

    World Scientific Publishing Company 1999; US$ 70.00 US$ 63.70

    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...

  • 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...

  • Extreme Events in Nature and Societyby Sergio Albeverio; Volker Jentsch; Holger Kantz

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2006; US$ 71.87

    Significant, and usually unwelcome, surprises, such as floods, financial crisis, epileptic seizures, or material rupture, are the topics of Extreme Events in Nature and Society. The book, authored by foremost experts in these fields, reveals unifying and distinguishing features of extreme events, including problems of understanding and modelling... more...

  • International Perspectives on Natural Disasters: Occurrence, Mitigation, and Consequencesby Joseph P. Stoltman; John Lidstone; Lisa M. DeChano

    Springer Netherlands 2007; US$ 182.37

    Reports of natural disasters fill the media with regularity. Places in the world are affected by natural disaster events every day. Such events include earthquakes, cyclones, tsunamis, wildfires ? the list could go on for considerable length. In the 1990s there was a concentrated focus on natural disaster information and mitigation during the International... 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...