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Natural disasters

  • Disaster Risk Reduction Approaches in Bangladeshby

    Springer Japan 2013; US$ 129.00

    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...

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

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2006; US$ 109.00

    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...

  • Geophysical Hazardsby Tom Beer

    Springer 2010; US$ 129.00

    This volume, written by the Hazards Science Team of the International Year of Planet Earth, brings together some of the most influential international scientists dealing with Natural Hazards and Society's response to natural hazards. It recognises that hazards, like poverty, will always be with us but that concerted and organised societal response... 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...

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

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 139.95

    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...

  • Measuring Vulnerability to Natural Hazardsby Birkmann Joern

    United Nations University Press 2006; US$ 39.00

    A seemingly non-stop series of disasters has shown that societies worldwide seem unprepared for the threats posed by natural hazards: Hurricane Katrina, drought in Africa; flooding in China and Germany; earthquakes in Pakistan and India; a tsunami in South-East Asia; and forest fires in Portugal, Australia and North America. The tragic impacts... 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...

  • Natural Hazardsby Edward Bryant

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 56.00

    This revised edition, first published in 2005, is a comprehensive, inter-disciplinary treatment of the full range of natural hazards. more...

  • Trappedby Glenn Cheney

    Saddleback Publishing 2012; US$ 11.95

    Discover the astonishing true stories—that will make readers laugh, cry, and gasp—behind the headlines: The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire, A Sticky Mess, The Iron Curtain, The Kursk, The Quecreek Mine Flood, The Chilean Miners, and more. more...

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

    Springer Milan 2012; US$ 29.95

    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 civiltā. Vedremo quegli straordinari eventi di cui conosciamo... more...