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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Storm of the Centuryby Al Roker

    HarperCollins 2015; US$ 18.99

    In this gripping narrative history, Al Roker from NBC?s Today and the Weather Channel vividly examines the deadliest natural disaster in American history?a haunting and inspiring tale of tragedy, heroism, and resilience that is full of lessons for today?s new age of extreme weather. On the afternoon of September 8, 1900, two-hundred-mile-per-hour... more...

  • 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...

  • This Gulf of Fireby Mark Molesky

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 35.00

    The captivating and definitive account of the most consequential natural disaster of modern times. On All Saints? Day 1755, tremors from an earthquake measuring perhaps 9.0 (or higher) on the moment magnitude scale swept furiously from their origin along the Atlantic seabed toward the Iberian and African coasts. Directly in their path was Lisbon,... more...

  • Transient Waves in Visco-Elastic Mediaby Norman Ricker

    Elsevier Science 2012; US$ 72.95

    Developments in Solid Earth Geophysics 10: Transient Waves in Visco-Elastic Media deals with the propagation of transient elastic disturbances in visco-elastic media. More specifically, it explores the visco-elastic behavior of a medium, whether gaseous, liquid, or solid, for very-small-amplitude disturbances. This volume provides a historical overview... more...

  • Trappedby Martin van Beynen

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; US$ 12.78

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  • Validating Your Business Continuity Planby Robert Clark

    IT Governance Ltd 2015; Not Available

    When a disruptive incident strikes, you need to know that your business continuity plan (BCP) will work smoothly and consistently. Many companies, however, 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,... more...