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  • The U.S. Military Response to the 2010 Haiti Earthquakeby Gary Cecchine; Forrest E. Morgan; Michael A. Wermuth; Timothy Jackson; Agnes Gereben Schaefer

    RAND Corporation 2013; US$ 9.95

    This report describes how the U.S. military responded to the 2010 earthquake that devastated Haiti, and it presents recommendations for improving military foreign humanitarian assistance and disaster relief. 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; 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...

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

    Elsevier Science 2001; US$ 205.00

    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. Jose M. Carcione

    Elsevier Science 2001; US$ 200.00

    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 Mercy of the Skyby Holly Bailey

    Penguin Group US 2015; US$ 14.99

    The inside account of Oklahoma?s deadliest tornado, by a local writer who became a national correspondent Oklahomans have long been known for their fatalism and grit, but even old-timers are troubled by the twisters that are devastating the state with increasing frequency. On May 20, 2013, the worst tornado on record landed a direct hit on the... 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...

  • Earthquake Early Warning Systemsby Paolo Gasparini; Gaetano Manfredi; Jochen Zschau

    Springer 2007; US$ 259.00

    Seismic early warning is being recognized as a methodology which offers the biggest potential for real time seismic risk mitigation, particularly in towns and industrial areas. In order to be effectively applied it requires close cooperation between seismologists, communication experts and seismic engineers. The added value of this book is to offer... more...