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  • Nuclear Meltdown, USAby Chanan Tigay

    Rodale 2012; Not Available

    Sitting near four significant fault lines on the coastline of California, Diablo Canyon is just one of 65 nuclear power plants in the United States. After the nuclear meltdown in Fukushima, Japan, Americans are now asking, "Could it happen here?" This e-book original, based on an in-depth investigation commissioned exclusively for Prevention magazine... more...

  • 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...

  • Oil and Waterby Andrea Miller; Shearon Roberts; Victoria LaPoe

    University Press of Mississippi 2014; US$ 60.00

    How the media handled coverage and shaped understanding of two massive and ongoing catastrophes more...

  • Why Dinosaurs Matterby Ken Lacovara

    Simon & Schuster/ TED 2017; US$ 16.99

    World-renowned paleontologist Kenneth Lacovara reveals how understanding dinosaurs can help us better understand our own biology—and our future. Dinosaurs captivate people. Men and women, young and old, have a deep fascination with the species that roamed Earth before us. In this book, paleontologist Dr. Kenneth Lacovara takes readers on a journey––back... 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 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$ 100.76

    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...