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- University Press of Mississippi 2012; US$ 35.00
This book presents the fullest account yet written of the impact of Hurricane Katrina on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Rooted in a wealth of oral histories, it tells the dramatic but underreported story of a people who confronted the unprecedented devastation of sixty five thousand homes when the eye wall and powerful northeast quadrant of the hurricane... more...
- Simon & Schuster/ TED 2017; US$ 16.99 US$ 11.99
For the first time, scientists could have the knowledge to prevent a natural disaster epic in scale?an asteroid hitting the earth and in this exciting, adventuresome book, Carrie Nugent explains how. What are asteroids, and where do they come from? And, most urgently: Are they going to hit the Earth? What would happen if one was on its way? Carrie... more...
- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2017; US$ 24.49
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...
- Pan American Health Organization 2003; US$ 14.00
This is the premise of the Guidelines for Vulnerability Reduction in the Design of New Health Facilities for those responsible for management, design, construction and inspection of new health facilities projects. The current publication is an overview of those guidelines and includes recommendations on how to promote their use among national authorities,... more...
- Wiley 2009; US$ 197.95 US$ 171.56
Seismic inverse Q filtering is a data processing technology for enhancing the resolution of seismic images. It employs a wave propagation reversal procedure that compensates for energy absorption and corrects wavelet distortion due to velocity dispersion. By compensating for amplitude attenuation, seismic data can provide true relative-amplitude... more...
- Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2008; US$ 199.00
This e-book is a two part series devoted to an analysis of the Katrina situation. In the social sciences, it is rare that we ever witness anything like a controlled experiment. North Korea and South Korea, and East and West Germany, have come closest, perhaps, in this regard. But with Hurricane Katrina we have a strong competitor, at least in a time... more...
- Springer Netherlands 2011; US$ 97.97
This is the first book dealing specifically with human casualties in natural disasters. It draws on the new evidence to summarize current trends in the understanding of the factors influencing the numbers and types of human casualties in disasters. more...
- WIT Press 2011; US$ 130.00
This volume is the second of the Series the Publisher decided to launch to cover different aspects related to Safety and Security Engineering. The volume is devoted to landslides; this geological phenomenon includes a wide range of ground movement, such as rock falls, deep failure of slopes and shallow debris flows. Although the action of gravity is... more...