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

    Elsevier Science 1984; 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...

  • Seismic Migrationby A. J. Berkhout

    Elsevier Science 2012; US$ 72.95

    Seismic Migration: Imaging of Acoustic Energy by Wave Field Extrapolation derives the migration theory from first principles. This book also obtains a formulated forward modeling and migration theory by introducing the propagation matrices and the scattering matrix. The book starts by presenting the basic results from vector analysis, such as the... more...

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

    Wiley 2013; US$ 131.00

    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...

  • The Gathering Windby Gregory A. Freeman

    Penguin Group US 2013; US$ 9.99

    In October 2012, a replica of the famous HMS Bounty , an eighteenth-century tall sailing ship, was on a collision course with a storm that would become the largest hurricane ever recorded in the Atlantic?a clash that would prove dramatic, tragic, perplexing, and ultimately one of the most unforgettable stories of Superstorm Sandy. Crewed by an... more...

  • Washed Awayby Geoff Williams

    Pegasus Books 2013; US$ 16.99

    The incredible story of a flood of near-Biblical proportions?its destruction, its heroes and victims, and how it shaped America?s natural-disaster policies for the next century.   The storm began March 23, 1913, with a series of tornadoes that killed 150 people and injured 400. Then the freezing rains started and the flooding began. It continued... more...

  • Wildfire Looseby Joyce Butler

    Down East Books 2014; US$ 9.99

    In October 1947, Maine experienced the worst fire disaster in its history. Wildfire Loose describes how the fires started and spread so quickly through rural villages, down Millionaire?s Row in Bar Harbor, and across southern Maine beach resorts. Originally published in 1979, it remains the definitive account of ?The Week Maine Burned.? 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$ 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...

  • EL DESAFÍO DEL SECTOR DE AGUA Y SANEAMIENTO EN LA REDUCCIÓN DE DESASTRES:by OPS; UNICEF; la Estrategia Internacional para la Reducción de los Desastres (EIRD)

    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...

  • Guidelines for vulnerability reduction in the design of new health facilitiesby PAHO

    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...

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

    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...