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  • Seismic Migration: Imaging of Acoustic Energy by Wave Field Extrapolation..by A. J. Berkhout

    Elsevier Science 2012; US$ 72.95

    Seismic Migration: Imaging of Acoustic Energy by Wave Field Extrapolation, Second Edition, Volume A: Theoretical Aspects covers the theoretical aspects of seismic migration techniques. This volume is divided into 11 chapters that consider the concept of propagation and scattering matrices. This book begins with a presentation of a selection of concepts... more...

  • Seismology: Body Waves and Sourcesby Bruce Bolt

    Elsevier Science 2012; US$ 72.95

    Methods in Computational Physics, Volume 12: Seismology: Body Waves and Sources is a six-chapter text that covers the numerical solution of some major problems on seismic body wave propagation and generation in the Earth. Chapter 1 considers the power of the computer to trace out detailed seismic response by means of ray theory, based from the results... more...

  • Seismic Migrationby A. J. Berkhout

    Elsevier Science 2012; US$ 72.95

    Seismic Migration: Imaging of Acoustic Energy by Wave Field Extrapolation derives the migration theory from first principles. This book also obtains a formulated forward modeling and migration theory by introducing the propagation matrices and the scattering matrix. The book starts by presenting the basic results from vector analysis, such as the... more...

  • Volcanism and Subductionby John Eichelberger; Evgenii Gordeev; Pavel Izbekov; Minoru Kasahara; Jonathan Lees

    Wiley 2013; US$ 140.00

    Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Geophysical Monograph Series, Volume 172 .The Kamchatka Peninsula and contiguous North Pacific Rim is among the most active regions in the world. Kamchatka itself contains 29 active volcanoes, 4 now in a state of semi-continuous eruption, and I has experienced 14 magnitude 7 or greater earthquakes... more...

  • National Geographic Extreme Weather Survival Guideby Thomas M. Kostigen

    National Geographic Society 2014; US$ 30.00

    Hurricanes, floods, wildfires, tornadoes--weather is becoming extreme, and this book tells you how to plan ahead and prepare, respond to emergencies, and survive the worst-case scenarios. From the risks of building on changing coastlines to the safety kit you should have packed up at home, from the telltale signs of a hurricane on the horizon to how... more...

  • Washed Awayby Geoff Williams

    Pegasus Books 2013; US$ 16.99

    The incredible story of a flood of near-Biblical proportions?its destruction, its heroes and victims, and how it shaped America?s natural-disaster policies for the next century.   The storm began March 23, 1913, with a series of tornadoes that killed 150 people and injured 400. Then the freezing rains started and the flooding began. It continued... more...

  • The Storm of the Centuryby Al Roker

    HarperCollins 2015; US$ 11.99

    In this gripping narrative history, Al Roker from NBC?s Today and the Weather Channel vividly examines the deadliest natural disaster in American history?a haunting and inspiring tale of tragedy, heroism, and resilience that is full of lessons for today?s new age of extreme weather. On the afternoon of September 8, 1900, two-hundred-mile-per-hour... more...

  • This Gulf of Fireby Mark Molesky

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 35.00

    Finalist: Los Angeles Times Book Prize The captivating and definitive account of the most consequential natural disaster of modern times. On All Saints? Day 1755, tremors from an earthquake measuring perhaps 9.0 (or higher) on the moment magnitude scale swept furiously from their origin along the Atlantic seabed toward the Iberian and African coasts.... more...

  • Sustainability and Poverty Alleviationby Ernesto Sánchez-Triana; Santiago Enriquez; Bjorn Larsen

    World Bank Publications 2015; US$ 29.99

    In 2009, more than 40,000 people died prematurely in Sindh, Pakistan because of an illness associated with an environmental health risk. This means that almost one of every five deaths that occurred that year was caused by environmental factors. Loss of natural resources and impacts from natural disasters also represent development challenges. Increased... more...

  • Introducing Volcanologyby Dougal Jerram

    Dunedin Academic Press Ltd 2011; US$ 19.95

    What are volcanoes? What other volcanic activity is there? How do volcanoes relate to plate tectonics and the movement of continents? What are eruptions and why do they occur? How have volcanoes affected the earth's climate? Dougal Jerram answers these questions and describes the most notable eruptions in history and their effect. more...