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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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • No Apparent Dangerby Victoria Bruce

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 12.99

    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...

  • Plates vs Plumesby Gillian R. Foulger

    Wiley 2011; US$ 109.00

    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...

  • Worst of Daysby Karen Kissane

    Hachette Australia 2010; US$ 30.75

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

  • Great Australian Flood Storiesby Ian Mannix

    HarperCollins Publishers 2012; US$ 22.36

    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...

  • Overboard!by Michael J. Tougias

    Scribner 2010; Not Available

    From masterful storyteller Michael J. Tougias comes a new, heart-stopping true-life tale of maritime disaster, his most thrilling and amazing story yet. In May 2005, Tom Tighe, captain of a forty-five-foot-long sailboat named the Almeisan, and his first mate, Loch Reidy, welcomed three new crewmembers for a five-day voyage from Connecticut across... more...