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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$ 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...

  • 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...

  • Earthquake Monitoring and Seismic Hazard Mitigation in Balkan Countriesby Eystein S. Husebye

    Springer Netherlands 2008; Not Available

    Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Earthquake Monitoring and Seismic Hazard Mitigation in Balkan Countries, Borovetz, Bulgaria, 11-18 September 2005 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$ 438.00

    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...

  • No Apparent Dangerby Victoria Bruce

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 14.99

    On January 14, 1993, a team of scientists descended into the crater of Galeras, a restless Andean volcano in southern Colombia, for a day of field research. As the group slowly moved across the rocky moonscape of the caldera near the heart of the volcano, Galeras erupted, its crater exploding in a barrage of burning rocks and glowing shrapnel. Nine... more...

  • Japan - Hell on Earth: 2011by Paul Andrews

    Andrews UK 2011; US$ 3.49

    On the 11th March 2011, a massive earthquake hit the Pacific Ocean near to North-Eastern Japan. Soon afterwards, a devestating tsunami followed. This quick-read guide written by Paul Andrews gives the reader an overview an explanation of the events in easy-to-understand plain English. With sections including the nuclear crisis, the effect of the disaster... more...

  • Eruption! The Story of Volcanoesby Anita Ganeri

    Dorling Kindersley Ltd 2012; Not Available

    Now in ebook format, this is a static, generic epub. Stunning images combine with lively illustrations and engaging age-appropriate stories in this ebook, a multi-level reading programme guaranteed to capture children's interest while developing their reading skills and general knowledge. more...