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  • Business Continuity and the Pandemic Threatby Robert Clark

    IT Governance Ltd 2016; US$ 45.95

    Pandemics are by their nature widespread, indiscriminate and impossible to prevent. How would your business fare if most of your workforce were incapacitated by an unexpected incident? Business Continuity and the Pandemic Threat  considers the corporate impact of pandemics and shows how best to prepare for and mitigate their effects. more...

  • Natural Hazardsby Edward A. Keller; Duane E. DeVecchio

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 124.95

    Natural Hazards: Earth Processes as Hazards, Disasters and Catastrophes , Fourth Edition, is an introductory-level survey intended for university and college courses that are concerned with earth processes that have direct, and often sudden and violent, impacts on human society. The text integrates principles of geology, hydrology, meteorology,... more...

  • Unforgettable Natural Disastersby Tamara Hollingsworth

    Teacher Created Materials Publishing 2013; US$ 10.99

    The world around us is more powerful than we know. Discover how earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions, hurricanes, and more have affected people and places around the world. Through informational text, vivid images, and stunning facts and charts, readers will learn about disasters such as The Great Potato Famine, Hurricane Katrina, Mount St. Helens,... more...

  • Desastres naturales que marcaron la historia (Unforgettable Natural Disasters)by Tamara Hollingsworth

    Teacher Created Materials Publishing 2013; US$ 10.99

    The world around us is more powerful than we know. Discover how earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions, hurricanes, and more have affected people and places around the world. Through Spanish-translated informational text, vivid images, and stunning facts and charts, readers will learn about disasters such as The Great Potato Famine, Hurricane Katrina,... 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...

  • 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$ 85.00 US$ 68.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...