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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...

  • Strengthening Coastal Planningby David G. Groves; Jordan R. Fischbach; Debra Knopman; David R. Johnson; Kate Giglio

    RAND Corporation 2014; US$ 9.95

    This report highlights RAND?s contributions to the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority?s Master Plan. Its purpose is to help policymakers in other coastal regions understand the value of a solid technical foundation to support decisionmaking on strategies to reduce flood risk, rebuild or restore coastal environments, and increase... more...

  • Earthquake Protectionby Andrew Coburn; Robin Spence

    Wiley 2003; US$ 140.00

    Since the publication of the successful first edition of Earthquake Protection there have been 110 lethal earthquakes, killing 130 000 people; there have also been significant developments in the field of earthquake risk management, particularly in the modelling and analysis of risk for insurance and financial services. Furthermore, major earthquake... more...

  • The White Deathby Mckay Jenkins

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2002; US$ 13.00

    In 1969, five young men from Montana set out to accomplish what no one had before: to scale the sheer north face of Mt. Cleveland, Glacier National Park's tallest mountain, in winter. Two days later tragedy struck: they were buried in an avalanche so deep that their bodies would not be discovered until the following June. The White Death is the... more...

  • VESUVIUSby Flavio Dobran

    Elsevier Science 2006; US$ 148.00

    VESUVIUS 2000 is an interdisciplinary project aimed at producing a safe and prosperous habitat for the people living around Vesuvius. To produce this environment requires an effective collaboration between the experts and the public, whereby the danger from the volcano is used to reorganize the territory and thus produce new opportunities for the people... more...

  • Asistencia humanitaria en caso de desastresby Pan American Health Organization

    Pan American Health Organization 1999; US$ 12.00

    Esta nueva Guía combina y pone al día varias publicaciones que la OPS había editado en los últimos 15 años. more...

  • Impacto de los desastres en la salud publicaby Eric K. Noji

    Pan American Health Organization 2000; US$ 30.00

    Este libro, ilustrado con múltiples ejemplos de investigaciones de campo, resume la información más pertinentes y útil del impacto de los desastres en la salud pública. Está dividido en cuatro secciones que tratan asuntos generales, eventos geofísicos, problemas relacionados con el clima y desastres generados por el hombre. La discusión se inicia con... more...

  • Principles of Disaster Mitigation in Health Facilitiesby Pan American Health Organization

    Pan American Health Organization 2000; US$ 25.00

    The book focuses on problems encountered in areas of high risk for seismic events. It introduces the essential aspects of carrying out vulnerability assessments and applying practical measures to mitigate damage in hospitals, addressing structural and nonstructural aspects, as well as administrative and internal organization. more...

  • Wave Fields in Real Mediaby J. Jose M. Carcione; J. Jose M. Carcione

    Elsevier Science 2007; US$ 215.00

    This book examines the differences between an ideal and a real description of wave propagation, where ideal means an elastic (lossless), isotropic and single-phase medium, and real means an anelastic, anisotropic and multi-phase medium. The analysis starts by introducing the relevant stress-strain relation. This relation and the equations of momentum... more...

  • Ionospheric Precursors of Earthquakesby Sergey Pulinets; Kirill Boyarchuk

    Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG 2005; US$ 209.00

    Explains the variations of near-Earth plasma observed over seismically active areas several days/hours before strong seismic shocks. more...