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  • Earthquake Disasters in Latin Americaby Heriberta Castaños; Cinna Lomnitz

    Springer Netherlands 2012; US$ 46.80

    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...

  • Landslide Analysis and Early Warning Systemsby Benni Thiebes

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2012; US$ 97.97

    This book reports on investigations which were carried out to monitor and analyse landslide characteristics in the Swabian Alb region, and to develop a prototype early warning system and a decision support system allowing for quick calculation of stability. more...

  • Full-Rip 9.0by Sandi Doughton

    Sasquatch Books 2013; US$ 18.95

    Scientists have identified Seattle, Portland, and Vancouver as the urban centers of what will be the biggest earthquake?the Really Big One?in the continental United States. A quake will happen--in fact it's actually overdue. The Cascadia subduction zone is 750 miles long, running along the Pacific coast from Northern California up to southern British... 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...

  • The Seismogenic Zone of Subduction Thrust Faultsby Timothy H Dixon; Casey Moore

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 139.99

    Subduction zones, one of the three types of plate boundaries, return Earth's surface to its deep interior. Because subduction zones are gently inclined at shallow depths and depress Earth's temperature gradient, they have the largest seismogenic area of any plate boundary. Consequently, subduction zones generate Earth's largest earthquakes and most... more...

  • Worst of Daysby Karen Kissane

    Hachette Australia 2010; US$ 30.99

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

  • Landslides: Global Risk Preparednessby Kyoji Sassa; Badaoui Rouhban; Sálvano Briceño; Mauri McSaveney; Bin He

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2012; US$ 174.19

    The International Programme on Landslides (IPL) implements risk preparedness, disaster mitigation and capacity building in landslide-prone regions worldwide. This volume covers its risk preparations, research support, major projects and network facilitation. more...

  • Earthquake Prediction by Seismic Electric Signalsby Mary S. Lazaridou-Varotsos

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2012; US$ 174.19

    This book presents the VAN earthquake prediction method.  It details the theoretical model ?based on solid state physics aspects? that motivated this research effort  and then describes, step by step, all the developments of the VAN method. more...

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

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2012; US$ 336.42

    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...

  • 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...