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  • Disaster Planning for Librariesby Guy Robertson

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 80.00

    Libraries are constantly at risk. Every day, many libraries and their collections are damaged by fire, flooding, high winds, power outages, and criminal behaviour. Every library needs a plan to protect its staff, sites and collections, including yours. Disaster Planning for Libraries provides a practical guide to developing a comprehensive plan for... more...

  • 1001 Questions Answered Aboutby Barbara Tufty

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 19.95

    This highly readable and informative guide imparts a wealth of solid scientific data about hurricanes, tornadoes, thunderstorms, wind, fog, ice storms, and other events. The text is embellished with 72 drawings and 20 photographs. more...

  • Active Volcanoes of Chiapas (Mexico): El Chichón and Tacanáby Teresa Scolamacchia; José Luis Macías

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2015; US$ 97.71

    This book presents the latest research results on the geologic setting of the El Chichón and Tacaná volcanoes in Mexico's Chiapas state, including their eruptive history and composition of erupted products, the hydrothermal systems and their manifestations. more...

  • Multiscale Seismic Tomographyby Dapeng Zhao

    Springer Japan 2015; US$ 123.54

    This book on multiscale seismic tomography, written by one of the leaders in the field, is suitable for undergraduate and graduate students, researchers, and professionals in Earth and planetary sciences who need to broaden their horizons about seismotectonics, volcanism, and interior structure and dynamics of the Earth and Moon. It describes the... more...

  • Volcanoes, Earthquakes and Tsunamis: A Complete Introduction: Teach Yourselfby David Rothery

    Hodder & Stoughton 2015; US$ 18.99

    Written by Dr David Rothery, a volcanologist, geologist, planetary scientist and Professor of Planetary Geosciences at the Open University, Volcanoes, Earthquakes and Tsunamis: A Complete Introduction is designed to give you everything you need to succeed, all in one place. It covers the key areas that students are expected to be confident in, outlining... more...

  • Hail of Fireby Randy Fritz

    Trinity University Press 2015; US$ 24.99

    Every year people watch in shock as homes are destroyed and communities devastated by natural disasters. As the media arrives, the information that is reported is mainly statistical. The horror of living through and recovering from the experience is rarely told because almost no one has the emotional strength to speak out while the smoke is still... more...

  • 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 US$ 22.36

    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...

  • 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...