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- HarperCollins 2014; US$ 12.99
In 1994, a wildfire on Colorado's Storm King Mountain was wrongly identified at the outset as occurring in South Canyon. This unintentional, seemingly minor human error was the first in a string of mistakes that would be compounded into one of the greatest tragedies in the annals of firefighting. Before it was done, fourteen courageous firefighters?men... more...
- University of California Press 2006; US$ 84.00
Fire is both an integral natural process in the California landscape and growing threat to its urban and suburban developments as they encroach on wildlands. Written by many of the foremost authorities on the subject, this comprehensive volume, an ideal text and authoritative reference tool, is the first to synthesize our knowledge of the science,... more...
- Elsevier Science 2003; US$ 185.00
This book seeks to explore seismic phenomena in elastic media and emphasizes the interdependence of mathematical formulation and physical meaning. The purpose of this title - which is intended for senior undergraduate and graduate students as well as scientists interested in quantitative seismology - is to use aspects of continuum mechanics, wave theory... more...
- Pan American Health Organization 2006; US$ 14.00
Esto es algo crítico si los países no quieren dar marcha atrás en los logros alcanzados en el incremento del acceso a estos servicios. Además, le permitirá a los países cumplir con la meta de reducir a la mitad, para el año 2015, el porcentaje de personas que carecen de acceso sostenible a agua potable y saneamiento básico. more...
- Pan American Health Organization 2004; US$ 25.00
This publication, produced in conjunction with the PAHO/WHO Collaborating Center for Disaster Mitigation in Health Facilities at the University of Chile, puts forward three potential levels of protection from adverse events, or performance objectives: life safety, investment protection, and functional protection PAHO/WHO recommends that essential areas... more...
- Pan American Health Organization 2003; US$ 16.00
Protección de las nuevas instalaciones de salud frente a desastres naturales presenta un resumen de esas guías e incluye recomendaciones para promover su uso en la Región entre autoridades nacionales, planificadores y financiadores involucrados en el desarrollo de estos proyectos. Permite un acercamiento rápido y directo para comprender los beneficios... more...
Optimisation of Disaster Forecasting and Prevention Measures in the Context of Human and Social DynamicsIOS Press 2009; US$ 167.00
Optimisation of Disaster Forecasting and Prevention Measures in the Context of Human and Social Dynamics addresses a wide range of disaster-management regimes. The principal themes (for a series of typical disaster scenarios) focus on how these disasters can affect both the human and natural environments. Accordingly, the articles in this book cover... more...
- Eclipse Press 2008; US$ 9.99
On August 29, 2005, the United States suffered one of the nations worst natural disasters when Hurricane Katrina slammed into the Gulf Coast. In the midst of the uncertainty and chaos was born the largest equine rescue ever. Horses of the Storm is an inspiring and gripping first-hand account of how the Louisiana State Universitys Equine... more...
- WIT Press 2008; US$ 380.00
Advances in computational methods and the ability to model systems more precisely now enable hazards to be quantified, their effects to be simulated and risk analysis to be pursued with greater accuracy, providing for more effective risk management. These developments are not only important for all areas of human endeavour but have particular relevance... more...
- HarperCollins 2010; US$ 12.99
On January 14, 1993, a team of scientists descended into the crater of Galeras, a restless Andean volcano in southern Colombia, for a day of field research. As the group slowly moved across the rocky moonscape of the caldera near the heart of the volcano, Galeras erupted, its crater exploding in a barrage of burning rocks and glowing shrapnel. Nine... more...