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  • Sustainability and Poverty Alleviationby Ernesto Sánchez-Triana; Santiago Enriquez; Bjorn Larsen

    World Bank Publications 2015; US$ 29.99

    In 2009, more than 40,000 people died prematurely in Sindh, Pakistan because of an illness associated with an environmental health risk. This means that almost one of every five deaths that occurred that year was caused by environmental factors. Loss of natural resources and impacts from natural disasters also represent development challenges. Increased... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Validating Your Business Continuity Planby Robert Clark

    IT Governance Ltd 2015; US$ 45.95

    Many companies fail to carry out any business continuity exercising. This book explains why validating your BCP is essential to your business?s survival, and describes the component parts of a validation programme, with case studies and expert guidance. 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...

  • Catastrophe and Catharsisby Katharina Gerstenberger; Tanja Nusser

    Boydell & Brewer 2015; US$ 90.00

    Essays examining representations of disaster in German and international contexts, exploring the nexus between disruption and recovery through narrative from the eighteenth century to the present. more...

  • The Endby Phil Torres; Russell Blackford

    Pitchstone Publishing 2016; US$ 9.99

    Comparing the views of religion and science on the end of the world, this book argues we are worried about precisely the wrong scenarios   Presenting the most comprehensive yet accessible exploration of beliefs about the end times to date , The End looks at both religious and secular apocalypses. It places contemporary existential anxieties,... more...

  • Environmental Geography of South Asiaby R.B. Singh; Pawel Prokop

    Springer Japan 2015; US$ 259.00

      This volume synthesizes critical environmental challenges of dynamic earth and human environment systems in South Asia emphasizing geographical dimensions. It deals with spaceborne monitoring, climate, ecohydrology, forests and biodiversity, land-use and land-cover change (LUCC), natural hazards, and disasters in order to contribute towards a sustainable... more...

  • Faces from the Floodby Richard Moore; Jay Barnes

    The University of North Carolina Press 2015; US$ 19.99

    On September 16, 1999, rainfall from Hurricane Floyd swelled North Carolina's rivers, flooding tens of thousands of homes, businesses, and communities across the eastern third of the state; taking 52 lives; and causing an estimated $6 billion in damages. Faces from the Flood is a compelling look back at the state's most destructive natural disaster,... more...