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  • Burnby Paul Collins

    Scribe Publications Pty Ltd. 2010; US$ 20.99

    "Dry heat and hot, dry winds worked upon a land already dry, to suck from it the last, least drop of moisture. Men who had lived their lives in the bush went their ways in the shadow of dread expectancy. But though they felt the imminence of danger they could not tell that it was to be far greater than they could imagine. They had not lived long... more...

  • Living in an Environmentally Traumatized World: Healing Ourselves and Our Planetby Darlyne Nemeth; Judy Kuriansky; Robert Hamilton

    ABC-CLIO 2012; US$ 48.00

    This book follows environmental changes?including those caused by human actions, as well as those resulting from natural circumstances?and provides a process to manage their impact on the future. more...

  • Rescue of the Bountyby Michael J. Tougias; Douglas A. Campbell

    Scribner 2014; Not Available

    The harrowing story of the sinking and rescue of Bounty?the tall ship used in the classic 1962 movie Mutiny on the Bounty ?which was caught in the path of Hurricane Sandy with sixteen aboard On Thursday, October 25, 2012, Captain Robin Walbridge made the fateful decision to sail Bounty from New London, Connecticut, to St. Petersburg, Florida.... 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...

  • 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...

  • No Apparent Dangerby Victoria Bruce

    HarperCollins 2010; Not Available

    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...

  • 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...

  • Earthquake Source Asymmetry, Structural Media and Rotation Effectsby Roman Teisseyre; Minoru Takeo; Eugeniusz Majewski

    Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG 2006; US$ 279.00

    Focuses on rotational effects in earthquakes. This monograph investigates rotational waves, basing considerations on modern observations of strong rotational ground motions and detection of seismic rotational waves. It considers structured elastic media that allow for rotational motions and rotational deformations of the ground. more...

  • Protecting New Health Facilities from Natural Disastersby PAHO

    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...