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  • 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...

  • Geomorphology and Physical Oceanography of the Lakshadweep Coral Islands in the Indian Oceanby T.N. Prakash; L. Sheela Nair; T.S. Shahul Hameed

    Springer International Publishing 2014; US$ 54.99

    The Lakshadweep islands are a group of 36 coral islands in the Indian Ocean. These small islands are unique for their aquatic bio-diversity and vast blue lagoons. This book presents the results of studies done by the authors during the period 1990 to 2009 that address the beach morphology, hydrodynamics, energy resources and management options with... more...

  • Guidelines for vulnerability reduction in the design of new health facilitiesby PAHO

    Pan American Health Organization 2004; US$ 25.00

    This publication, produced in conjunction with the PAHO/WHO Collaborating Center for Disaster Mitigation in Health Facilities at the University of Chile, puts forward three potential levels of protection from adverse events, or performance objectives: life safety, investment protection, and functional protection PAHO/WHO recommends that essential areas... more...

  • Horses of the Stormby Ky Evan Mortensen

    Eclipse Press 2008; US$ 9.99

    On August 29, 2005, the United States suffered one of the nation’s worst natural disasters when Hurricane Katrina slammed into the Gulf Coast. In the midst of the uncertainty and chaos was born the largest equine rescue ever. Horses of the Storm is an inspiring and gripping first-hand account of how the Louisiana State University’s Equine... 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...

  • Japan - Hell on Earth: 2011by Paul Andrews

    Andrews UK 2011; US$ 3.49

    On the 11th March 2011, a massive earthquake hit the Pacific Ocean near to North-Eastern Japan. Soon afterwards, a devestating tsunami followed. This quick-read guide written by Paul Andrews gives the reader an overview an explanation of the events in easy-to-understand plain English. With sections including the nuclear crisis, the effect of the disaster... more...

  • Landforms and Landscape Evolution of the Equatorial Margin of Northeast Brazilby Jean-Pierre Peulvast; Francois Betard

    Springer International Publishing 2015; US$ 99.00

    More than a simple monograph, the authors present a comprehensive geomorphic overview of a large tropical region where they show how deciphering the long-term landform evolution helps understanding the present set of landscapes and morphodynamic environments. The Equatorial margin of the Brazilian ?Nordeste? displays stratigraphic landmarks whose... more...

  • Landslide Analysis and Early Warning Systemsby Benni Thiebes

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2012; US$ 129.00

    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...

  • 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...