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  • Protección de las nuevas instalaciones de salud frente a desastres naturalesby OPS

    Pan American Health Organization 2003; US$ 16.00

    Protección de las nuevas instalaciones de salud frente a desastres naturales presenta un resumen de esas guías e incluye recomendaciones para promover su uso en la Región entre autoridades nacionales, planificadores y financiadores involucrados en el desarrollo de estos proyectos. Permite un acercamiento rápido y directo para comprender los beneficios... 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...

  • 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...

  • Horses of the Stormby Ky Evan Mortensen

    Eclipse Press 2008; US$ 9.99

    On August 29, 2005, the United States suffered one of the nation’s worst natural disasters when Hurricane Katrina slammed into the Gulf Coast. In the midst of the uncertainty and chaos was born the largest equine rescue ever. Horses of the Storm is an inspiring and gripping first-hand account of how the Louisiana State University’s Equine... more...

  • Optimisation of Disaster Forecasting and Prevention Measures in the Context of Human and Social Dynamicsby I. Apostol; D.L. Barry; W.G. Coldewey

    IOS Press 2009; US$ 167.00

    Optimisation of Disaster Forecasting and Prevention Measures in the Context of Human and Social Dynamics addresses a wide range of disaster-management regimes. The principal themes (for a series of typical disaster scenarios) focus on how these disasters can affect both the human and natural environments. Accordingly, the articles in this book cover... more...

  • Risk Analysis VIby C. A. Brebbia; E Beriatos

    WIT Press 2008; US$ 380.00

    Advances in computational methods and the ability to model systems more precisely now enable hazards to be quantified, their effects to be simulated and risk analysis to be pursued with greater accuracy, providing for more effective risk management. These developments are not only important for all areas of human endeavour but have particular relevance... more...

  • Plates vs Plumesby Gillian R. Foulger

    Wiley 2011; US$ 164.95

    Since the advent of the mantle plume hypothesis in 1971, scientists have been faced with the problem that its predictions are not confirmed by observation. For thirty years, the usual reaction has been to adapt the hypothesis in numerous ways. As a result, the multitude of current plume variants now amounts to an unfalsifiable hypothesis. In the early... more...

  • Raging Seaby Dennis M. Powers

    Kensington Publishing Corp. 2005; US$ 5.95

    TSUNAMI. One Night. One Disaster. One American Town Devastated in the Blink of an Eye. On Good Friday, 1964, the town of Crescent City, California was bustling as it prepared for the long Easter weekend. No one there knew that thousands of miles away, an earthquake registering 8.4 on the Richter scale was tearing through Alaska. And no one knew the... more...

  • Worst of Daysby Karen Kissane

    Hachette Australia 2010; US$ 32.88

    A gripping behind-the-scenes account of Black Saturday; how it happened and what we've learned more...

  • Great Australian Flood Storiesby Ian Mannix

    HarperCollins Publishers 2012; US$ 23.91

    From ABC Books' Australiana range comes GREAT AUSTRALIAN FLOOD STORIES, stories of humour, survival and courage in the face of one of our country's most powerful natural forces: flood. 'I tried to follow the road but the rushing waters pushed me into a deep rut where I lost my footing and was swept away downstream in the overflow of the river ...... more...