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  • 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...

  • Superstormby Kathryn Miles

    Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 14.99

    The first complete moment-by-moment account of the largest Atlantic storm system ever recorded?a hurricane like no other The sky was lit by a full moon on October 29, 2012, but nobody on the eastern seaboard of the United States could see it. Everything had been consumed by cloud. The storm?s immensity caught the attention of scientists on the... more...

  • What Stands in a Stormby Kim Cross; Rick Bragg

    Atria Books 2015; Not Available

    Immersive reporting and dramatic storytelling set you right in the middle of the horrific superstorm of April 2011, a weather event that killed 348 people. April 27, 2011, marked the climax of a superstorm that saw a record 358 tornadoes rip through twenty-one states in three days, seven hours, and eighteen minutes. It was the deadliest day of the... more...

  • What Stands in a Stormby Kim Cross; Rick Bragg

    Atria Books 2015; US$ 25.00

    Immersive reporting and dramatic storytelling set you right in the middle of the horrific superstorm of April 2011, a weather event that killed 348 people. April 27, 2011, marked the climax of a superstorm that saw a record 358 tornadoes rip through twenty-one states in three days, seven hours, and eighteen minutes. It was the deadliest day of the... more...

  • What Stands in a Stormby Kim Cross; Rick Bragg

    Atria Books 2015; Not Available

    Immersive reporting and dramatic storytelling set you right in the middle of the horrific superstorm of April 2011, a weather event that killed 348 people. April 27, 2011, marked the climax of a superstorm that saw a record 358 tornadoes rip through twenty-one states in three days, seven hours, and eighteen minutes. It was the deadliest day of the... more...

  • Earthquakeby Andrew Robinson

    Reaktion Books 2013; US$ 24.95

    The 2011 devastating, tsunami-triggering quake off the coast of Japan and 2010’s horrifying destruction in Haiti reinforce the fact that large cities in every continent are at risk from earthquakes. Quakes threaten Los Angeles, Beijing, Cairo, Delhi, Singapore, and many more cities, and despite advances in earthquake science and engineering... more...

  • Snowstruckby Jill Fredston

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2007; US$ 14.99

    Having spent decades trying to keep avalanches and people apart, Fredston brings them together unforgettably in Snowstruck. From a rare store of personal experience, she conveys a panorama of perspectives: a skier making what may prove his final decision, a victim buried so tightly that he can't move a finger, rescuers racing both time and weather,... more...

  • Surviving Galerasby Stanley Williams; Fen Montaigne

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2001; US$ 9.99

    Through a harrowing first-person account of an eruption and its aftermath, SURVIVING GALERAS reveals the fascinating, high-risk realm of volcanology and explores the profound impact volcanoes have had on the earth's landscapes and civilizations. In 1993, Stanley Williams, an eminent volcanologist, was standing on top of a Colombian volcano called... 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...