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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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$ 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$ 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...

  • Worst of Daysby Karen Kissane

    Hachette Australia 2010; US$ 27.56

    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...

  • Eruption! The Story of Volcanoesby Dorling Kindersley Ltd

    Dorling Kindersley Ltd 2012; Not Available

    DK Readers will help your child learn to read and encourage a life-long love of reading whilst finding out about volcanoes. In ebook format Encourage your child to read. They will learn all about volcanoes, from their incredible structure to what happens when one goes bang! DK Readers are part of a five-level highly pictorial reading... more...