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  • Hurricane Katrinaby James Patterson Smith

    University Press of Mississippi 2012; US$ 35.00

    This book presents the fullest account yet written of the impact of Hurricane Katrina on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Rooted in a wealth of oral histories, it tells the dramatic but underreported story of a people who confronted the unprecedented devastation of sixty five thousand homes when the eye wall and powerful northeast quadrant of the hurricane... more...

  • Oil and Waterby Andrea Miller; Shearon Roberts; Victoria LaPoe

    University Press of Mississippi 2014; US$ 60.00

    How the media handled coverage and shaped understanding of two massive and ongoing catastrophes more...

  • Cities at Riskby Professor Gary Sands; Professor Mark Skidmore; Professor Pierre Filion; Professor Laura A Reese

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    As levels of urbanization increase around the world, the growing concentrations of population and economic activity increases vulnerability to natural disasters. Interdependencies among urban populations mean that damage to the built environment, including water, sewer and energy infrastructure, can affect millions. Even if there is no change in the... more...

  • Protecting New Health Facilities from Natural Disastersby PAHO

    Pan American Health Organization 2003; US$ 14.00

    This is the premise of the Guidelines for Vulnerability Reduction in the Design of New Health Facilities for those responsible for management, design, construction and inspection of new health facilities projects. The current publication is an overview of those guidelines and includes recommendations on how to promote their use among national authorities,... more...

  • Love Always, Petraby Petra Nemcova; Jane Scovell

    Grand Central Publishing 2007; US$ 12.99

    Model Petra Nemcova's charmed life was changed forever when the tsunami swept her boyfriend away, and left her with a broken pelvis and clinging to a tree for nearly eight hours. All of her proceeds from this book will be donated to the Give2Asia/Happy Hearts Fund helping to rebuild the areas hardest hit. more...

  • Seismic Inverse Q Filteringby Yanghua Wang

    Wiley 2009; US$ 191.95

    Seismic inverse Q filtering is a data processing technology for enhancing the resolution of seismic images. It employs a wave propagation reversal procedure that compensates for energy absorption and corrects wavelet distortion due to velocity dispersion. By compensating for amplitude attenuation, seismic data can provide true relative-amplitude... more...

  • The Katrina Disaster and New Orleansby Walter Block

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2008; US$ 199.00

    This e-book is a two part series devoted to an analysis of the Katrina situation. In the social sciences, it is rare that we ever witness anything like a controlled experiment. North Korea and South Korea, and East and West Germany, have come closest, perhaps, in this regard. But with Hurricane Katrina we have a strong competitor, at least in a time... more...

  • An Introduction to Seismological Researchby Benjamin F. Jr Howell

    Cambridge University Press 1990; US$ 44.00

    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 Netherlands 2011; US$ 129.00

    This is the first book dealing specifically with human casualties in natural disasters. It draws on the new evidence to summarize current trends in the understanding of the factors influencing the numbers and types of human casualties in disasters. 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...