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  • 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$ 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...

  • 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$ 23.91

    '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 ... I got very frightened at the noise, and the water swept me along ... but I kept saying to myself, "Don't panic." Hampered by the big mail bag I let it go and within seconds the water swept... 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...

  • Fatal Storm: The 54th Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race - 10th Anniversary Editionby Rob Mundle

    HarperCollins Publishers 2010; US$ 18.78

    The Sydney to Hobart yacht race is one of the world's major sporting events. In 1998, it became one of the world's major sporting disasters. Six sailors tragically perished and numerous yachts sank or were badly damaged. The subsequent search and rescue operation was one of the most phenomenally accomplished peacetime effortsthe world has ever seen.... more...

  • Great Australian Bushfire Storiesby Ian Mannix

    HarperCollins Publishers 2011; US$ 20.49

    'The biggest cleared area was my vegetable patch ... I ran and lay down and made a little tent over myself. I thought it would preserve the last of the oxygen. Under the blanket I could hear explosions - the gas bottles from the houses further up, and I could just imagine all my neighbours dead up the road. The wind was roaring, the trees cracking:... more...