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

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2012; Not Available

    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$ 209.00

    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; Not Available

    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...

  • Transient Waves in Visco-Elastic Mediaby Norman Ricker

    Elsevier Science 2012; US$ 72.95

    Developments in Solid Earth Geophysics 10: Transient Waves in Visco-Elastic Media deals with the propagation of transient elastic disturbances in visco-elastic media. More specifically, it explores the visco-elastic behavior of a medium, whether gaseous, liquid, or solid, for very-small-amplitude disturbances. This volume provides a historical overview... more...

  • Elastic Waves in the Earthby Walter L. Pilant

    Elsevier Science 2012; US$ 72.95

    Elastic Waves in the Earth provides information on the relationship between seismology and geophysics and their general aspects. The book offers elastodynamic equations and derivative equations that can be used in the propagation of elastic waves. It also covers major topics in detail, such as the fundamentals of elastodynamics; the Lamb's problem,... 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...

  • Earthquakes and Animalsby Motoji Ikeya

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2004; US$ 118.00

    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...

  • Smokejumperby Jason A. Ramos; Julian Smith

    HarperCollins 2015; US$ 11.99

    A rare inside look at the thrilling world of smokejumpers, the airborne firefighters who parachute into the most remote and rugged areas of the United States, confronting the growing threat of nature?s blazes. Forest and wildland fires are growing larger, more numerous, and deadlier every year ? record drought conditions, decades of forestry mismanagement,... more...

  • 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...