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  • The Floating Worldby C. Morgan Babst

    Algonquin Books 2017; US$ 19.95

    A dazzling debut about family, home, and grief, The Floating World takes readers into the heart of Hurricane Katrina with the story of the Boisdorés, whose roots stretch back nearly to the foundation of New Orleans. Though the storm is fast approaching the Louisiana coast, Cora, the family?s fragile elder daughter, refuses to leave the city, forcing... more...

  • Inside the Infernoby Damian Asher; Omar Mouallem

    Simon & Schuster 2017; US$ 24.00

    An action-packed, on-the-ground memoir of the Fort McMurray wildfire and the courage, resilience, and sacrifice of the firefighters who saved the city. In May 2016, what began as a remote forest fire quickly became a nightmare for the ninety thousand residents of Fort McMurray. A perfect combination of weather, geography and circumstance created a... 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...

  • Seismic Inverse Q Filteringby Yanghua Wang

    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...

  • The Katrina Disaster and New Orleansby Walter Block

    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...

  • An Introduction to Seismological Researchby Benjamin F. Jr Howell

    Cambridge University Press 1990; US$ 35.00

    A study of seismological concepts, how they originated and how they form our modern understanding of the science. more...

  • Human Casualties in Earthquakesby Robin Spence; Emily So; Charles Scawthorn

    Springer Netherlands 2011; US$ 98.06

    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...

  • Landslidesby S. Mambretti

    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...

  • Trappedby Martin van Beynen

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; US$ 11.27

    It was all so sudden. Twenty seconds and then silence. I startedcalling out, 'Can anyone hear me?' - nothing but silence.Over the next few hours I heard hysterical sobbing and people clapping as others were rescued. I could hear engines, drilling and what sounded like sledgehammers . . . when the sounds went away I worried they weren't coming back.'-... more...

  • Severe Weatherby National Geographic

    National Geographic Society 2013; US$ 3.99

    Severe weather events like hurricanes and tornadoes have increased fourfold in the last two decades, shaking the foundations of our existence. Weather-related tragedies have fascinated humans throughout time. For those who loved  The Perfect Storm  and Krakatoa,  the millions who log onto daily weather forecasting sites and check weather apps, and... more...