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

    Wiley 2013; US$ 135.00

    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 Publishing Group 2013; US$ 16.00

    PRAISE FOR  THE FORGOTTEN 500 ?Told in riveting detail for the first time, The Forgotten 500 is a tale of unsung heroes who went above and beyond.??James Bradley, New York Times Bestselling Author of Flags of Our Fathers ?Reads like a fast-paced novel.??Malcolm McConnell, New York Times #1 Bestselling Coauthor of American Soldier ?A... more...

  • Snowstruckby Jill Fredston

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2007; US$ 14.99

    Having spent decades trying to keep avalanches and people apart, Fredston brings them together unforgettably in Snowstruck. From a rare store of personal experience, she conveys a panorama of perspectives: a skier making what may prove his final decision, a victim buried so tightly that he can't move a finger, rescuers racing both time and weather,... 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...

  • The Storm of the Centuryby Al Roker

    HarperCollins 2015; Not Available

    In this gripping narrative history, the beloved NBC weather personality vividly brings to life the Great Gulf Hurricane of 1900, the deadliest natural disaster in American history. On the afternoon of September 8, 1900, 200-mile-per-hour winds and fifteen-foot waves slammed into Galveston, the prosperous and growing port city on Texas?s Gulf Coast.... more...

  • The Storm of the Centuryby Al Roker

    HarperCollins 2015; US$ 18.99

    In this gripping narrative history, the beloved NBC weather personality vividly brings to life the Great Gulf Hurricane of 1900, the deadliest natural disaster in American history. On the afternoon of September 8, 1900, 200-mile-per-hour winds and fifteen-foot waves slammed into Galveston, the prosperous and growing port city on Texas?s Gulf Coast.... more...

  • This Gulf of Fireby Mark Molesky

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 35.00

    A captivating and definitive account of the greatest natural disaster ever to hit the modern Western world. On All Saints Day of 1755, the tremors from a magnitude 8.5 earthquake swept furiously from its epicenter in the Atlantic Ocean toward the Iberian Peninsula. Nowhere was it felt more than in Lisbon, then the thriving capital of a great global... 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...

  • 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...