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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...
- Scribner 2014; US$ 16.00
From the author of the Fall 2015 Disney movie The Finest Hours , the ?thrilling and perfectly paced? ( Booklist ) 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... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Pitchstone Publishing 2016; US$ 9.99
Comparing the views of religion and science on the end of the world, this book argues we are worried about precisely the wrong scenarios Presenting the most comprehensive yet accessible exploration of beliefs about the end times to date , The End looks at both religious and secular apocalypses. It places contemporary existential anxieties,... more...
- Springer Japan 2015; US$ 259.00
This volume synthesizes critical environmental challenges of dynamic earth and human environment systems in South Asia emphasizing geographical dimensions. It deals with spaceborne monitoring, climate, ecohydrology, forests and biodiversity, land-use and land-cover change (LUCC), natural hazards, and disasters in order to contribute towards a sustainable... more...
- The University of North Carolina Press 2015; US$ 19.99
On September 16, 1999, rainfall from Hurricane Floyd swelled North Carolina's rivers, flooding tens of thousands of homes, businesses, and communities across the eastern third of the state; taking 52 lives; and causing an estimated $6 billion in damages. Faces from the Flood is a compelling look back at the state's most destructive natural disaster,... more...
- Springer Netherlands 2011; US$ 129.00
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...