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Natural disasters

  • Katastrophenby

    Primus Verlag 2013; US$ 6.18

    Erhard Oeser veranschaulicht anhand vieler Beispiele, dass die Evolution als eine Abfolge von Katastrophen begreifbar ist. So ermöglichte beispielsweise erst das Aussterben der Saurier durch eine kosmische Katastrophe die Ausbreitung der Säugetiere. Das Entsetzen, das uns beim Anblick von Massentod und Zerstörung ergreift, muss letztendlich der Einsicht... more...

  • Extreme Events in Nature and Societyby S. Albeverio; V. Jentsch; H. Kantz

    Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG 2006; US$ 109.00

    Presents unifying and distinguishing features of extreme events, including problems of understanding and modelling their origin, spatial and temporal extension, and potential impact. This book aims to help in the difficult problem of anticipation: forecasting the event and proposing measures to moderate or prevent it. 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

    Taylor and Francis 1999; US$ 231.00

    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...

  • 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 Risk II - 2nd Editionby 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 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...