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- Temple University Press 2015; US$ 34.95
Rebuilding Community after Katrina chronicles the innovative and ambitious partnership between Cornell University?s City and Regional Planning department and ACORN Housing, an affiliate of what was the nation?s largest low-income community organization. These unlikely allies came together to begin to rebuild devastated neighborhoods in New Orleans... more...
- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2017; US$ 26.00
From a best-selling author, award-winning photojournalist, and firefighter, a brilliant exploration of the rising phenomenon of megafires?forest fires of alarming scale, intensity, and devastation?that captures the danger and heroism of those who fight them and illuminates the history, science, politics, and environmental causes and repercussions... more...
- Waterford Press 2015; US$ 4.99
Educational and entertaining pocket field guide provides a simplified introduction to the different types of volcanoes, lava flows, pyroclastic flows and the rocks that are formed as a result of eruption. This guide will appeal equally to novice volcanologists and students of geology and geography. A perfect pocket reference for the traveler and ideal... more...
- University Press of Colorado 2011; US$ 44.00
Most journalists and academics attribute the rise of wildfires in the western United States to the USDA Forest Service's successful fire-elimination policies of the twentieth century. However, in Fire Management in the American West , Mark Hudson argues that although a century of suppression did indeed increase the hazard of wildfire, the responsibility... more...
- Elsevier Science 2016; US$ 130.00
This book addresses disaster risk reduction (DRR) policies, focusing on reducing the paradox that exists between the compulsory implementation of DRR policies and continuing limitations The authors use their knowledge of the ever-evolving threats associated with disasters and their prevention to investigate this famous paradox and propose solutions... more...
- University of Queensland Press 2017; US$ 10.99
Six years on from Queensland's tragic ‘inland tsunami', this new edition of The Torrent reconnects with the survivors at the heart of the catastrophe. On January 10, 2011, after weeks of heavy rain and as floodwaters began to overwhelm much of southeast Queensland, a ‘wall of water' hit Toowoomba and the Lockyer Valley. The Torrent... more...
- McClelland & Stewart 2017; US$ 29.95
The dramatic story of one of the biggest natural disasters in Canadianhistory, the Fort McMurray wildfire of 2016, told by three of the firefighterswho fought to save the city. On May 1, 2016, a wildfire burning to the southwest of Fort McMurray, Alberta, led to the declaration of a local state of emergency. Two days later, the fire hadreached... more...
- Potomac Books 2015; US$ 27.95
In March 2011 a magnitude 9 earthquake struck off the eastern coast of northern Japan, triggering a massive tsunami and damaging a nearby nuclear reactor. Nearly twenty thousand people were killed or went missing, and many areas have yet to rebuild. Megaquake: How Japan and the World Should Respond , authored by the prolific and award-winning writer... more...
- Rodale 2012; Not Available
Sitting near four significant fault lines on the coastline of California, Diablo Canyon is just one of 65 nuclear power plants in the United States. After the nuclear meltdown in Fukushima, Japan, Americans are now asking, "Could it happen here?" This e-book original, based on an in-depth investigation commissioned exclusively for Prevention magazine... more...