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  • The 1755 Lisbon Earthquakeby Carlos Sousa Oliveira; Joao Azevedo

    Springer 2008; US$ 239.00

    The 1755 earthquake and tsunami were influential not only in Portugal but in all European and North African countries where the devastating effects were felt. The entire world was deeply impressed and the discussion of its causes generated a large amount of scientific and metaphysical speculation. It inspired philosophers, poets and writers. The socio-economic... more...

  • Risk Analysis Vby V. Popov; C. A. Brebbia

    WIT Press 2006; US$ 320.00

    As modern society evolves, new types of hazards are introduced and consequently new research is needed to quantify these risks and prepare adequate mitigation strategies. Covering a series of important topics of current research interest and with practical applications, this book examines all aspects of risk analysis and hazard mitigation, ranging... more...

  • Armageddon Scienceby Brian Clegg

    St. Martin's Press 2010; US$ 16.99

    An exploration of the terrifying threats to our world that fill today?s headlines:  from global warming epidemic to the threat of nuclear weapons and the risk posed by the leading edge devices like the Large Hadron Collider.  Armageddon Science by Brian Clegg is everything you want to know about potential man-made disaster.     Climate change.... more...

  • Tree Rings and Natural Hazardsby Markus Stoffel; Bollschweiler Bollschweiler; David R. Butler; Brian H. Luckman

    Springer 2010; US$ 279.00

    The initial employment of tree rings in natural hazard studies was simply as a dating tool and rarely exploited other environmental information and records of damage contained within the tree. However, these unique, annually resolved, tree-ring records preserve valuable archives of past earth-surface processes on timescales of decades to centuries.... more...

  • The Power of the Seaby Bruce Parker

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 16.99

    The Power of the Sea describes our struggle to understand the physics of the sea, so we can use that knowledge to predict when the sea will unleash its fury against us. In a wide-sweeping narrative spanning much of human history, Bruce Parker, former chief scientist of the National Ocean Service, interweaves thrilling and often moving stories of unpredicted... more...

  • Hurricane Almanacby Bryan Norcross

    St. Martin's Press 2007; US$ 20.99

    Essential Information from CBS News' Hurricane Analyst   Bryan Norcross's pioneering and courageous TV coverage of Hurricane Andrew in 1992 helped millions of people in Florida cope with the killer storm. This revised and updated version of last year's popular almanac adds detailed stories of the powerful hurricanes of the past that would be catastrophes... more...

  • The Endby Marq de Villiers

    St. Martin's Press 2010; US$ 8.99

    What is the fate of the world as we know it? Tsunamis, earthquakes, volcanoes, hurricanes, pandemics, cosmic radiation, gamma bursts from space, colliding comets, and asteroids?these things used to worry us from time to time, but now they have become the background noise of our culture. Are natural calamities indeed more probable, and more frequent,... more...

  • Crashes, Crises, and Calamitiesby Len Fisher

    Basic Books 2011; US$ 23.99

    Master of popular science Len Fisher is back again, to shed new light on how we can predict catastrophe and avoid disaster. more...

  • The Prepper's Pocket Guideby Bernie Carr; Evan Wondolowski

    Ulysses Press 2011; US$ 12.95

    BE PREPARED BE SAFE From California earthquakes and Rocky Mountain wildfires to Midwest floods and Atlantic hurricanes, you can?t escape that inevitable day when catastrophe strikes your home town ? but you can be prepared! Offering a simple DIY approach, this book breaks down the vital steps you should take into 101 quick, smart and inexpensive... more...

  • Let Not the Waves of the Seaby Simon Stephenson

    John Murray 2011; US$ 23.48

    LET NOT THE WAVES OF THE SEA is Simon Stephenson's account of his journey following the loss of his brother in the Indian Ocean tsunami. If it is a story of grief, it is also a story of hope and of the unexpected places where healing can be found. Simon's journey takes him from Edinburgh in the immediate aftermath of the disaster, to Downing Street... more...