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  • Smokejumperby Jason A. Ramos; Julian Smith

    HarperCollins 2015; Not Available

    A rare inside look at the thrilling world of smokejumpers, the airborne firefighters who parachute into the most remote and rugged areas of the United States, confronting the growing threat of nature?s blazes. Forest and wildland fires are growing larger, more numerous, and deadlier every year ? record drought conditions, decades of forestry mismanagement,... more...

  • Seismic Signatures and Analysis of Reflection Data in Anisotropic Mediaby I. Tsvankin

    Elsevier Science 2001; US$ 215.00

    Following the breakthrough in the last decade in identifying the key parameters for time and depth imaging in anisotropic media and developing practical methodologies for estimating them from seismic data, this title primarily focuses on the far reaching exploration benefits of anisotropic processing. This volume provides the first comprehensive description... more...

  • Wave Fields in Real Mediaby J. M. Carcione

    Elsevier Science 2001; US$ 205.00

    This book examines the differences between an ideal and a real description of wave propagation, where ideal means an elastic (lossless), isotropic and single-phase medium, and real means an anelastic, anisotropic and multi-phase medium. The analysis starts by introducing the relevant stress-strain relation. This relation and the equations of momentum... more...

  • Volcanoes, Earthquakes And Tsunamis: Teach Yourselfby David Rothery

    Hodder & Stoughton 2010; US$ 15.27

    Volcanoes, Earthquakes and Tsunamis is the essential guide to what causes the most frightening geological events with which we are faced today. It covers plate tectonics, the intricacies of each terrible phenomina, and their effects as well as the impact they have on each other, how they can be predicted and, if possible, controlled. NOT GOT... more...

  • Volcanoes, Earthquakes And Tsunamis: Teach Yourselfby David Rothery

    Hodder & Stoughton 2010; Not Available

    Volcanoes, Earthquakes and Tsunamis is the essential guide to what causes the most frightening geological events with which we are faced today. It covers plate tectonics, the intricacies of each terrible phenomina, and their effects as well as the impact they have on each other, how they can be predicted and, if possible, controlled. NOT GOT... more...

  • Violent Earthby DK Publishing

    DK Publishing 2011; US$ 40.00

    Using powerful photography, specially commissioned artworks, and intuitive infographics, Violent Earth explores phenomenon of natural disasters in unprecedented detail. Individual sites from Stromboli to Mount St Helens and the mid-Atlantic Ridge to the Hawaiian hotspots are profiled, with clear, illustrated explanations of how they came... more...

  • Aria, acqua, terra e fuoco - Volume Iby Fabio Vittorio De Blasio

    Springer Milan 2014; US$ 29.95

    Le catastrofi sono classificate in base agli elementi della tradizione filosofica ellenica e la loro ragione fisica è alla base dell'intera trattazione. Il libro è diviso in due volumi, indipendenti ma correlati allo stesso tempo. Nel primo, dopo una breve introduzione alle catastrofi naturali, si affrontano le catastrofi della terra e quelle del... more...

  • The Burning Islandby Pamela Frierson

    Trinity University Press 2012; US$ 16.95

    Westerners—from early missionaries to explorers to present-day artists, scientists, and tourists—have always found volcanoes fascinating and disturbing. Native Hawaiians, in contrast, revere volcanoes as a source of spiritual energy and see the volcano goddess Pele as part of the natural cycle of a continuously procreative cosmos. Volcanoes hold a... more...

  • Lights Outby Scientific American Editors

    Scientific American 2012; US$ 5.99

    Lights Out: How It All Ends by the editors of Scientific American Traditionally, the four horsemen of the apocalypse are war, famine, plague and death; but while classical authors were familiar with only four horsemen, modern ones could add events such as environmental devastation and nearby supernovas. In this eBook we look at several "end of... more...

  • Predicting the Unpredictableby Susan Hough

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 24.95

    An earthquake can strike without warning and wreak horrific destruction and death, whether it's the cataclysmic 2008 Sichuan quake in China that killed tens of thousands or a future great earthquake on the San Andreas Fault in California, which scientists know is inevitable. Yet despite rapid advances in earthquake science, seismologists still can't... more...