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  • Torrentby Amanda Gearing

    University of Queensland Press 2017; US$ 10.99

    Six years on from Queensland's tragic ‘inland tsunami', this new edition of The Torrent reconnects with the survivors at the heart of the catastrophe. On January 10, 2011, after weeks of heavy rain and as floodwaters began to overwhelm much of southeast Queensland, a ‘wall of water' hit Toowoomba and the Lockyer Valley. The Torrent... more...

  • 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...

  • La Atlántida Testigos Presenciales Parte II Los Atlanteanos y Su Legadoby Walter Parks; Cinthia Noemi Mascarell

    Babelcube Inc. 2017; US$ 3.00

    Muchos han creído que la Atlántida es una historia de ficción creada por Platón.  Bien, pues Platón no fue el primero en escribir sobre ella. Hemos encontrado un documento mucho más antiguo. Fue escrito en el año 9619 AC, alrededor de 9250 años antes de los escritos de Platón. Además, hemos reunido evidencias científicas y arqueológicas suficientes... more...

  • Atlântida As Testemunhas - Parte II: O Legado da Atlântidaby Walter Parks; Patrícia Pinto

    Babelcube Inc. 2016; US$ 3.00

    A Atlântida é a base de tudo aquilo que sabemos e tudo aquilo que somos. Descobrimos um relatório sobre a Atlântida que foi escrito 9.250 anos antes da época de Platão. Assim, conseguimos fornecer dados sobre as descobertas arqueológicas e fatos científicos que comprovam, de forma convincente, que a Atlântida existiu na realidade. E, ainda, encontrámos... 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$ 178.16

    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...