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

    Springer 2011; US$ 129.00

    Assessment of human casualties in earthquakes has become a topic of vital importance for national and urban authorities responsible for emergency provision, for the development of mitigation strategies and for the development of adequate insurance schemes. In the last few years important work has been carried out on a number of recent events (including... more...

  • Cascadia's Faultby Jerry Thompson; Simon Winchester

    Counterpoint 2011; US$ 26.00

    There’s a crack in the earth’s crust that runs roughly 31 miles offshore, approximately 683 miles from northern California up through Vancouver Island off the coast of British Columbia. The Cascadia Subduction Zone has generated massive earthquakes over and over again throughout geologic time—at least 36 major events in the last 10,000... 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...

  • Fire Seasonby Philip Connors

    Pan Macmillan 2011; US$ 9.76

    'I've watched deer and elk frolic in the meadow below me, and pine trees explode in a blue ball of smoke. If there's a better job anywhere on the planet, I'd like to know what it is. ' For nearly a decade, Philip Connors has spent half of each year in a small room at the top of a tower, on top of a mountain, alone in millions of acres of remote... more...

  • Solar Flaresby Whitley Strieber

    Penguin Group US 2012; US$ 3.99

    There is a force out there that could destroy our world in minutes. . . .   Solar flares?brief bursts of radiation from our sun?have always existed and have never been particularly dangerous. Nature hasn?t changed. But we have. By making our world so dependent on electricity delivered by huge, unprotected power grids we have inadvertently... more...

  • Trapped: Remarkable Stories of Survival from the 2011 Canterburyby Martin van Beynen

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; Not Available

    Photos from the book (YouTube video montage) '[Van Beynen] assembles a kaleidoscopic view of what it was like in the central city when the earthquake struck . . . recounted by a representative group of those who came through the terrors alive. If you want to know what courage sounds like, then you will find that aplenty in these voices; this is... 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...

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

    Elsevier Science 1984; US$ 72.95

    Seismic Migration: Imaging of Acoustic Energy by Wave Field Extrapolation.. more...

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

    Wiley 2013; US$ 131.00

    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...

  • Elastic Waves in the Earthby Walter L. Pilant

    Elsevier Science 2012; US$ 72.95

    Elastic Waves in the Earth more...