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  • Landslide Science for a Safer Geoenvironmentby Kyoji Sassa; Paolo Canuti; Yueping Yin

    Springer International Publishing 2014; US$ 399.00

    This volume contains peer-reviewed papers from the Third World Landslide Forum organized by the International Consortium on Landslides (ICL) in June 2014. The complete collection of papers from the Forum is published in three full-color volumes and one mono-color volume. more...

  • Landslides: Global Risk Preparednessby Kyoji Sassa; Badaoui Rouhban; Sálvano Briceño; Mauri McSaveney; Bin He

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2012; US$ 209.00

    The International Programme on Landslides (IPL) implements risk preparedness, disaster mitigation and capacity building in landslide-prone regions worldwide. This volume covers its risk preparations, research support, major projects and network facilitation. more...

  • The Life Cycles of Extratropical Cyclonesby Melyvn Shapiro

    American Meteorological Society 2015; US$ 59.99

    This book presents the expanded versions of invited papers presented at the International Symposium on the Life Cycles of Extratropical Cyclones, held in Bergen, Norway, 27 June?1 July 1994. It is of particular interest to historians of meteorology, researchers and forecasters. The material can be used for advanced undergraduate and undergraduate meteorology... 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...

  • No Apparent Dangerby Victoria Bruce

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 12.99

    On January 14, 1993, a team of scientists descended into the crater of Galeras, a restless Andean volcano in southern Colombia, for a day of field research. As the group slowly moved across the rocky moonscape of the caldera near the heart of the volcano, Galeras erupted, its crater exploding in a barrage of burning rocks and glowing shrapnel. Nine... more...

  • Optimisation of Disaster Forecasting and Prevention Measures in the Context of Human and Social Dynamicsby I. Apostol; D.L. Barry; W.G. Coldewey

    IOS Press 2009; US$ 167.00

    Optimisation of Disaster Forecasting and Prevention Measures in the Context of Human and Social Dynamics addresses a wide range of disaster-management regimes. The principal themes (for a series of typical disaster scenarios) focus on how these disasters can affect both the human and natural environments. Accordingly, the articles in this book cover... more...

  • Physics of Tsunamisby Boris W. Levin; Mikhail A. Nosov

    Springer International Publishing 2015; US$ 179.00

    This second edition reflects significant progress in tsunami research, monitoring and mitigation within the last decade. Primarily meant to summarize the state-of-the-art knowledge on physics of tsunamis, it describes up-to-date models of tsunamis generated by a submarine earthquake, landslide, volcanic eruption, meteorite impact, and moving atmospheric... more...

  • Protección de las nuevas instalaciones de salud frente a desastres naturalesby OPS

    Pan American Health Organization 2003; US$ 16.00

    Protección de las nuevas instalaciones de salud frente a desastres naturales presenta un resumen de esas guías e incluye recomendaciones para promover su uso en la Región entre autoridades nacionales, planificadores y financiadores involucrados en el desarrollo de estos proyectos. Permite un acercamiento rápido y directo para comprender los beneficios... more...

  • Risk Analysis VIby C. A. Brebbia; E Beriatos

    WIT Press 2008; US$ 438.00

    Advances in computational methods and the ability to model systems more precisely now enable hazards to be quantified, their effects to be simulated and risk analysis to be pursued with greater accuracy, providing for more effective risk management. These developments are not only important for all areas of human endeavour but have particular relevance... more...

  • Seismic Waves and Rays in Elastic Mediaby M.A. Slawinski

    Elsevier Science 2003; US$ 190.00

    This book seeks to explore seismic phenomena in elastic media and emphasizes the interdependence of mathematical formulation and physical meaning. The purpose of this title - which is intended for senior undergraduate and graduate students as well as scientists interested in quantitative seismology - is to use aspects of continuum mechanics, wave theory... more...