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  • 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...

  • The Role of Laboratories and Blood Banks in Disaster Situationsby PAHO

    Pan American Health Organization 2003; US$ 30.00

    This disk contains: A technical publication that summarizes the function of laboratories and blood banks in disaster situations, and the actions they can take to be better prepared. A PowerPoint presentation for training purposes, which can be used in seminars and courses. A special script on the content of the presentation. more...

  • Modern Global Seismologyby Thorne Lay; Terry C. Wallace

    Elsevier Science 1995; US$ 118.00

    Intended as an introduction to the field, Modern Global Seismology is a complete, self-contained primer on seismology. It features extensive coverage of all related aspects, from observational data through prediction, emphasizing the fundamental theories and physics governing seismic waves--both natural and anthropogenic. Based on thoroughly class-tested... more...

  • Manejo de Cadáveres en Situaciones de Desastreby OPS

    Pan American Health Organization 2004; US$ 28.00

    Esta publicación proporciona un soporte técnico que justifica las acciones del estado para un correcto manejo de los cadáveres, tomando en cuenta las siguientes premisas: ? el cadáver producto de un desastre no constituye un riesgo infeccioso; ? nunca se deben enterrar a las víctimas en fosas comunes; ? bajo ningún punto de vista se debe proceder... more...

  • Guia para la reduccion de vulnerabilidad en el diseno de nuevos establecimientos de saludby OPS

    Pan American Health Organization 2004; US$ 25.00

    Esta publicación, realizada con el concurso del Centro Colaborador de la OPS/OMS en Mitigación de Desastres en Establecimientos de Salud de la Universidad de Chile, propone tres niveles de protección frente a eventos adversos: protección de la vida, protección de la infraestructura y protección de la operación. more...