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  • Icelandby Thor Thordarson; Ármann Höskuldsson

    Dunedin Academic Press Ltd 2014; US$ 49.50

    For over a decade this concise and authoritative field guide to an exceptional natural laboratory has been an essential companion for all those visiting Iceland to observe the Earth in action. more...

  • Introducing Tectonics, Rock Structures and Mountain Beltsby Graham Park

    Dunedin Academic Press Ltd 2012; US$ 29.50

    Explains the key concepts of tectonics and rock structures to those without a strong mathematical background. 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...

  • An Introduction to Seismological Researchby Benjamin F. Jr Howell

    Cambridge University Press 1990; US$ 44.00

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

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • North Carolina's Hurricane Historyby Jay Barnes

    The University of North Carolina Press 2013; US$ 34.99

    North Carolina's Hurricane History charts the more than fifty great storms that have battered the Tar Heel State from the colonial era through Irene in 2011 and Superstorm Sandy in 2012, two of the costliest hurricanes on record. Drawing on news reports, National Weather Service records, and eyewitness descriptions, hurricane historian Jay Barnes... more...

  • Perilous Place, Powerful Stormsby Craig E. Colten

    University Press of Mississippi 2010; US$ 40.00

    A history of overreaching, gridlock, intrigue, and the final catastrophic results along America's most vulnerable coastline 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...