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- Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2006; US$ 72.76
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...
- Springer Netherlands 2010; US$ 130.32
In this book, geoscientists, social scientists, and those involved in both the administration of international science and international disaster reduction address the latest in the science of natural hazards as well as our response to them. more...
- CRC Press 2002; US$ 115.95
Natural hazards cost the global economy over $50,000 million per year. Two thirds of this is spent on damage repair, the remainder represents the cost of predicting, preventing and mitigating against disasters. Man-made hazards such as groundwater pollution, subsidence and soil erosion add to this figure. Geological Hazards is the first book to... more...
- Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Saddleback Educational 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. This series of nonfiction readers will grab a student's interest from the very first page! Designed with struggling... more...
- Springer Milan 2012; US$ 18.25
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...
- Arcade Publishing 2014; US$ 16.99
From the colonists' first encounter with the American climate to the launch of the first weather satellite in space, weather has influenced battles, wars, elections, sports events, balloon launches, airship flights, and many other history-making events. Want to know what part the weather played in ending the Siege in Yorktown? Why President Harrison... more...