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  • 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...

  • Earthquake Hazard, Risk and Disastersby Max Wyss; John F. Shroder

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 150.00

    Earthquake Hazard, Risk, and Disasters presents the latest scientific developments and reviews of research addressing seismic hazard and seismic risk, including causality rates, impacts on society, preparedness, insurance and mitigation. The current controversies in seismic hazard assessment and earthquake prediction are addressed from different... more...

  • 101 Amazing Facts about Volcanoesby Jack Goldstein

    Andrews UK 2014; US$ 2.99

    Did you know that animals can often sense when a volcano is going to erupt? Or that the force of an eruption is measured on the VEI, or Volcanic Explosivity Index? What is the difference between a shield volcano and a stratovolcano? And what were the largest eruptions in human history? All of these facts and more can be found in this fantastic guide... more...

  • Landslide Science for a Safer Geoenvironmentby Kyoji Sassa; Paolo Canuti; Yueping Yin

    Springer International Publishing 2014; US$ 399.00

    This volume contains peer-reviewed papers from the Third World Landslide Forum organized by the International Consortium on Landslides (ICL) in June 2014. The complete collection of papers from the Forum is published in three full-color volumes and one mono-color volume. more...

  • Landslide Science for a Safer Geoenvironmentby Kyoji Sassa; Paolo Canuti; Yueping Yin

    Springer International Publishing 2014; US$ 399.00

    This volume contains peer-reviewed papers from the Third World Landslide Forum organized by the International Consortium on Landslides (ICL) in June 2014. The complete collection of papers from the Forum is published in three full-color volumes and one mono-color volume. more...

  • Tsunamiby Richard Hamblyn

    Reaktion Books 2014; US$ 24.95

    When the earthquake that struck the Solomon Islands in 2013 produced tsunami waves that damaged the country?s infrastructure, it was one in a recent string of reminders of the devastating effects these ferocious waves can have. From the 2011 tsunami in Japan to the giant waves that killed people near the Indian Ocean in 2004, these destructive events... more...

  • Landslide Hazards, Risks, and Disastersby Tim Davies; John F. Shroder

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 130.00

    Landslides are the most costly geo-hazard in the world, and they?re often the cause or the result of other hazards and disasters such as tsunamis, earthquakes, wildfires, and volcanic eruptions. Landslide Hazards, Risks, and Disasters makes a close and detailed examination of major mass movements and provides measures for more thorough and accurate... more...

  • Volcanic Hazards, Risks and Disastersby Paolo Papale; John F. Shroder

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 150.00

    Volcanic Hazards, Risks, and Disasters provides you with the latest scientific developments in volcano and volcanic research, including causality, impacts, preparedness, risk analysis, planning, response, recovery, and the economics of loss and remediation. It takes a geoscientific approach to the topic while integrating the social and economic issues... more...