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  • Hazards, Risks, and Disasters in Societyby Andrew E. Collins; Jones Samantha; Bernard Manyena; Janaka Jayawickrama; John F. Shroder

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 150.00

    Hazards, Risks, and Disasters in Society provides analyses of environmentally related catastrophes within society in historical, political and economic contexts. Personal and corporate culture mediates how people may become more vulnerable or resilient to hazard exposure. Societies that strengthen themselves, or are strengthened, mitigate decline... more...

  • Geomorphology and Physical Oceanography of the Lakshadweep Coral Islands in the Indian Oceanby T.N. Prakash; L. Sheela Nair; T.S. Shahul Hameed

    Springer International Publishing 2014; US$ 54.99

    The Lakshadweep islands are a group of 36 coral islands in the Indian Ocean. These small islands are unique for their aquatic bio-diversity and vast blue lagoons. This book presents the results of studies done by the authors during the period 1990 to 2009 that address the beach morphology, hydrodynamics, energy resources and management options with... 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...

  • Multiscale Seismic Tomographyby Dapeng Zhao

    Springer Japan 2015; US$ 179.00

    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...

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

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2015; US$ 129.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 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...

  • 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...