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  • The Big Burnby Timothy Egan

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2009; US$ 15.95

    A dramatic account of the worst forest fire in American history by the author of the best-selling and National Book Award-winning THE WORST HARD TIME.  more...

  • Cities at Riskby Professor Gary Sands; Professor Mark Skidmore; Professor Pierre Filion; Professor Laura A Reese

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    As levels of urbanization increase around the world, the growing concentrations of population and economic activity increases vulnerability to natural disasters. Interdependencies among urban populations mean that damage to the built environment, including water, sewer and energy infrastructure, can affect millions. Even if there is no change in the... more...

  • Coastal Cliffs: Morphology and Managementby Eric Bird

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 54.99

    This book offers an insight into the global occurrence,  geomorphology, evolution, weathering and erosion of coastal cliffs and bluffs. Stabilization  and preservation of cliffs are treated in detail. Mitigation of cliff hazards and preservation of scenic features and sites of scientific importance requires effective coastal cliff management... more...

  • Darwin, Geodynamics and Extreme Wavesby Sh. U. Galiev

    Springer International Publishing 2015; US$ 129.00

    This book examines the reasons behind the resonant amplification of seismic and ocean waves that have the capacity to destroy cities and ocean-going vessels. Using Charles Darwin?s important geophysical research as a starting point, it provides insights into the interaction between earthquakes with volcanoes, seaquake, and tsunami formation. In particular,... more...

  • Disaster Deferredby Seth Stein

    Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 21.99

    Known as the New Madrid seismic zone, the Midwestern rift between two geologic plates on the continental US has led many people to believe in strong likelihood of an imminent and hugely destructive earthquake in the Midwest. After the San Francisco earthquake of 1905 the biggest and most damaging earthquake in US history was the one in New Madrid,... more...

  • Disaster Management and Human Health Risk IVby S. M. Sener; C. A. Brebbia; O. Ozcevik

    WIT Press 2015; US$ 310.00

    The contents of this volume consist of papers presented at the fourth in a series of conferences convened to assess the potential risk from various disasters and discuss ways to prevent or mitigate damage. The papers have been contributed by experts on public health, security, and disaster management from academia, industry, and government. more...

  • Disaster Vulnerability, Hazards and Resilienceby Fernando I. Rivera; Naim Kapucu

    Springer International Publishing 2015; US$ 99.00

    This monograph provides valuable lessons in building disaster resilience for rural communities and beyond. With a focus on Florida, the authors present a comprehensive review of the current debates surrounding the study of resilience, from federal frameworks, state plans and local initiatives. They also review evaluation tools and feature first-hand... 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...

  • Earthquake Disasters in Latin Americaby Heriberta Castaños; Cinna Lomnitz

    Springer Netherlands 2012; US$ 49.95

    This book is an attempt to demonstrate the analytical power of the holistic approach for understanding disasters.   Six major earthquakes in Latin America are used as an example: the general idea is to place disasters in a broad social and regional context.  Understanding disasters is a way of understanding the social system.  The idea is to show... more...

  • Earthquake-Induced Landslidesby Keizo Ugai; Hiroshi Yagi; Akihiko Wakai

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2012; US$ 399.00

    Seismicity is a major trigger for landslides with often devastating effects. The Japan Landslide Society (JLS) therefore organized a meeting fully dedicated to the research area of earthquake induced landslides. The symposium covers all aspects of earthquake-induced landslides including the phenomena occurred in manmade embankments as well as in natural... more...