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  • 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...

  • North Carolina's Hurricane Historyby Jay Barnes

    The University of North Carolina Press 2013; US$ 34.99

    North Carolina's Hurricane History charts the more than fifty great storms that have battered the Tar Heel State from the colonial era through Irene in 2011 and Superstorm Sandy in 2012, two of the costliest hurricanes on record. Drawing on news reports, National Weather Service records, and eyewitness descriptions, hurricane historian Jay Barnes... more...

  • Business Continuity and the Pandemic Threatby Robert Clark

    IT Governance Ltd 2016; US$ 45.95

    Pandemics are by their nature widespread, indiscriminate and impossible to prevent. How would your business fare if most of your workforce were incapacitated by an unexpected incident? Business Continuity and the Pandemic Threat  considers the corporate impact of pandemics and shows how best to prepare for and mitigate their effects. more...

  • Volcanism and Subductionby John Eichelberger; Evgenii Gordeev; Pavel Izbekov; Minoru Kasahara; Jonathan Lees

    Wiley 2013; US$ 140.00

    Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Geophysical Monograph Series, Volume 172 .The Kamchatka Peninsula and contiguous North Pacific Rim is among the most active regions in the world. Kamchatka itself contains 29 active volcanoes, 4 now in a state of semi-continuous eruption, and I has experienced 14 magnitude 7 or greater earthquakes... more...

  • Fire in California's Ecosystemsby Neil G. Sugihara; Jan van Wagtendonk; Kevin E. Shaffer; JoAnn Fites-Kaufman; Andrea E. Thode

    University of California Press 2006; US$ 85.00

    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...

  • Seismic Waves and Rays in Elastic Mediaby M.A. Slawinski

    Elsevier Science 2003; US$ 190.00

    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...