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  • The Year Yellowstone Burnedby Jeff Henry; Bob Barbee

    Taylor Trade Publishing 2015; US$ 10.99

    The Yellowstone fires of 1988 consumed nearly 800,000 acres?36 percent of the park. In the years following, spectacular wildflowers rose from the ashes and trees rapidly reclaimed the landscape. In this twenty-five-year look back at the fires, author and photographer Jeff Henry recalls not only the summer of 1988, when he witnessed and photographed... more...

  • The Worst of Timesby Paul B. Wignall

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 27.95

    Two hundred and sixty million years ago, life on Earth suffered wave after wave of cataclysmic extinctions, with the worst?the end-Permian extinction?wiping out nearly every species on the planet. The Worst of Times delves into the mystery behind these extinctions and sheds light on the fateful role the primeval supercontinent, known as Pangea,... more...

  • Disaster Management and Human Health Risk IVby S. M. Sener; C. A. Brebbia; O. Ozcevik

    WIT Press 2015; US$ 310.00

    The contents of this volume consist of papers presented at the fourth in a series of conferences convened to assess the potential risk from various disasters and discuss ways to prevent or mitigate damage. The papers have been contributed by experts on public health, security, and disaster management from academia, industry, and government. more...

  • Darwin, Geodynamics and Extreme Wavesby Sh. U. Galiev

    Springer International Publishing 2015; US$ 129.00

    This book examines the reasons behind the resonant amplification of seismic and ocean waves that have the capacity to destroy cities and ocean-going vessels. Using Charles Darwin?s important geophysical research as a starting point, it provides insights into the interaction between earthquakes with volcanoes, seaquake, and tsunami formation. In particular,... more...

  • Studies of Historical Earthquakes in Southern Polandby Barbara Guterch; Jan Kozák

    Springer International Publishing 2015; US$ 99.00

    This book examines old and new data on some of the 18th and 19th century earthquakes that either occurred or were clearly felt in southern regions of Poland. Particular emphasis is put on a detailed study and reinterpretation of the unusually severe Outer Western Carpathians earthquake on December 3, 1786 (7 I0, 5.3 Mw, 35 km depth), which was the... more...

  • Disaster Vulnerability, Hazards and Resilienceby Fernando I. Rivera; Naim Kapucu

    Springer International Publishing 2015; US$ 99.00

    This monograph provides valuable lessons in building disaster resilience for rural communities and beyond. With a focus on Florida, the authors present a comprehensive review of the current debates surrounding the study of resilience, from federal frameworks, state plans and local initiatives. They also review evaluation tools and feature first-hand... more...

  • Landforms and Landscape Evolution of the Equatorial Margin of Northeast Brazilby Jean-Pierre Peulvast; Francois Betard

    Springer International Publishing 2015; US$ 99.00

    More than a simple monograph, the authors present a comprehensive geomorphic overview of a large tropical region where they show how deciphering the long-term landform evolution helps understanding the present set of landscapes and morphodynamic environments. The Equatorial margin of the Brazilian ?Nordeste? displays stratigraphic landmarks whose... more...

  • Volcans et tremblements de terreby Frédéric Zurcher; Édouard Riou; Élie Philippe Margollé; Ligaran

    Primento Digital Publishing 2015; US$ 2.99

    Extrait : "Les Romains savaient que le Vésuve avait été autrefois en activité, mais ces souvenirs, qui se rapportaient à des époques très lointaines, s'étaient presque effacés. On habitait sans aucune inquiétude les villes construites sur ses pentes. Ces lieux, dit Strabon, en parlant d'Herculanum et de Pompéi, sont dominés par le mont Vésuve..." more...

  • 100 Catastrophic Disastersby Nigel Cawthorne

    Arcturus Digital Limited 2006; US$ 4.99

    100 Catastrophic Disasters is an astounding compendium of natural and man-made disasters. The range of entries is extraordinary, from the bizarre to the horrific, and from the heartbreaking to the ridiculous. The book includes some of history's most incredible disasters and tells in vivid detail the story of events of people involved, the imp... more...

  • The Forgotten Stormby Wallace Akin

    Lyons Press 2004; US$ 9.99

    A gripping account of the most deadly tornado ever to hit the U.S.?695 people killed in its 219-mile path of destruction?including first person accounts, newspaper stories, and the author's own climate science expertise. more...