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

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2009; US$ 392.00

    Globally there has been a marked increase in both the frequency and cost of natural disasters occurring due to geological, hydrological and meteorological causes. According to the United States National Academy of Sciences losses caused by natural disasters have quadrupled in the last twenty years. This book, conceived as a technical manual deals... more...

  • Naturkatastrophenby Harald Frater; Karsten Schwanke; Nadja Podbregar; Dieter Lohmann

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2009; US$ 21.70

    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...

  • 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$ 57.40

    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...

  • 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...

  • Environmental Hazardsby Keith Smith

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 82.95

    The expanded fifth edition of Environmental Hazards provides a balanced overview of all the major rapid-onset events that threaten people and what they value in the twenty-first century. It integrates cutting-edge material from the physical and social sciences to demonstrate how natural and human systems interact to place communities of all sizes,... 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...

  • 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...