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  • Earthquake Monitoring and Seismic Hazard Mitigation in Balkan Countriesby Eystein S. Husebye

    Springer 2008; US$ 129.00

    Seismology is rated the Queen of Earth Sciences due to its ability to provide detailed structural information bearing on the Earth interior and on-going dynamic processes. This is due to the advanced theoretical foundation of seismology and the extensive cooperation among seismologists on recording and disseminating of data worldwide. In contrast,... more...

  • An Introduction to Seismological Researchby Benjamin F. Jr Howell

    Cambridge University Press 1990; US$ 56.00

    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 2011; US$ 129.00

    Assessment of human casualties in earthquakes has become a topic of vital importance for national and urban authorities responsible for emergency provision, for the development of mitigation strategies and for the development of adequate insurance schemes. In the last few years important work has been carried out on a number of recent events (including... more...

  • Cascadia's Faultby Jerry Thompson; Simon Winchester

    Counterpoint 2011; US$ 26.00

    There’s a crack in the earth’s crust that runs roughly 31 miles offshore, approximately 683 miles from northern California up through Vancouver Island off the coast of British Columbia. The Cascadia Subduction Zone has generated massive earthquakes over and over again throughout geologic time—at least 36 major events in the last 10,000... 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...

  • Solar Flaresby Whitley Strieber

    Penguin Publishing Group 2012; US$ 3.99

    There is a force out there that could destroy our world in minutes. . . . Solar flares?brief bursts of radiation from our sun?have always existed and have never been particularly dangerous. Nature hasn?t changed. But we have. By making our world so dependent on electricity delivered by huge, unprotected power grids we have inadvertently placed... more...

  • Trapped: Remarkable Stories of Survival from the 2011 Canterburyby Martin van Beynen

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; Not Available

    Photos from the book (YouTube video montage) '[Van Beynen] assembles a kaleidoscopic view of what it was like in the central city when the earthquake struck . . . recounted by a representative group of those who came through the terrors alive. If you want to know what courage sounds like, then you will find that aplenty in these voices; this is... more...

  • Severe Weatherby National Geographic

    National Geographic Society 2013; US$ 3.99

    Severe weather events like hurricanes and tornadoes have increased fourfold in the last two decades, shaking the foundations of our existence. Weather-related tragedies have fascinated humans throughout time. For those who loved  The Perfect Storm  and Krakatoa,  the millions who log onto daily weather forecasting sites and check weather apps, and... more...

  • Seismic Migration: Imaging of Acoustic Energy by Wave Field Extrapolation..by A. J. Berkhout

    Elsevier Science 2012; US$ 72.95

    Seismic Migration: Imaging of Acoustic Energy by Wave Field Extrapolation, Second Edition, Volume A: Theoretical Aspects covers the theoretical aspects of seismic migration techniques. This volume is divided into 11 chapters that consider the concept of propagation and scattering matrices. This book begins with a presentation of a selection of concepts... more...

  • Seismology: Body Waves and Sourcesby Bruce Bolt

    Elsevier Science 2012; US$ 72.95

    Methods in Computational Physics, Volume 12: Seismology: Body Waves and Sources is a six-chapter text that covers the numerical solution of some major problems on seismic body wave propagation and generation in the Earth. Chapter 1 considers the power of the computer to trace out detailed seismic response by means of ray theory, based from the results... more...