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  • Earthquakes and Animalsby Motoji Ikeya

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2004; US$ 193.00

    Those who survive major earthquakes often report the occurrence of mysterious phenomena beforehand — unusual animal and plant behavior, lightning, strange clouds and malfunctioning electrical appliances. In fact these stories are legendary the world over. But are they merely legends? Are the many people who report them just superstitious or... more...

  • Seismic Waves and Rays in Elastic Mediaby M.A. Slawinski

    Elsevier Science 2003; US$ 185.00

    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...

  • Fire in California's Ecosystemsby Neil G. Sugihara; Jan van Wagtendonk; Kevin E. Shaffer; JoAnn Fites-Kaufman; Andrea E. Thode

    University of California Press 2006; US$ 84.00

    Fire is both an integral natural process in the California landscape and growing threat to its urban and suburban developments as they encroach on wildlands. Written by many of the foremost authorities on the subject, this comprehensive volume, an ideal text and authoritative reference tool, is the first to synthesize our knowledge of the science,... more...

  • The Perfect Storm: A True Story of Men Against the Seaby Sebastian Junger

    HarperCollins Publishers 2010; Not Available

    The worst storm in history seen from the wheelhouse of a doomed fishing trawler; a mesmerisingly vivid account of a natural hell from a perspective that offers no escape. more...

  • Fire Seasonby Philip Connors

    Pan Macmillan 2011; US$ 9.11

    An unforgettable memoir of solitude, wilderness and wildfires more...

  • The Torrentby Amanda Gearing

    University of Queensland Press 2013; US$ 12.99

    Based on exclusive interviews with survivors, rescuers, and with the families and friends of victims of Queensland?s catastrophic summer of 2011, this is a powerful account of human courage. Of all the stories to emerge from the disaster the most dramatic and starkly tragic were those that took place in Toowoomba and the Lockyer Valley. On January... 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...

  • Introduction to Volcanic Seismologyby Vyacheslav M Zobin

    Elsevier Science 2011; US$ 180.00

    Volcanic seismology represents the main, and often the only, tool to forecast volcanic eruptions and to monitor the eruption process. This book describes the main types of seismic signals at volcanoes, their nature and spatial and temporal distributions at different stages of eruptive activity. Following from the success of the first edition, published... more...

  • Anatomy of Seismogramsby O. Kulhánek

    Elsevier Science 2012; US$ 72.95

    Frequent updating of existing interpretation codes and routines is a prerequisite for modern seismogram interpretation and research. The primary goal of this book is to present in a rather tutorial form all the necessary information and techniques pertinent to essential seismogram interpretation. The treatment is descriptive rather then mathematical,... more...