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  • Worst of Daysby Karen Kissane

    Hachette Australia 2010; Not Available

    A gripping behind-the-scenes account of Black Saturday; how it happened and what we've learned more...

  • Landslides: Global Risk Preparednessby Sálvano Briceńo; Mauri McSaveney; Bin He

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2012; US$ 179.00

    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...

  • The Perfect Storm: A True Story of Men Against the Seaby Sebastian Junger

    HarperCollins Publishers 2010; Not Available

    The worst storm in history seen from the wheelhouse of a doomed fishing trawler; a mesmerisingly vivid account of a natural hell from a perspective that offers no escape. more...

  • Earthquake-Induced Landslidesby

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2012; US$ 349.00

    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...

  • Waveby Sonali Deraniyagala

    Little, Brown Book Group 2013; Not Available

    The book opens and we are inside the wave: thirty feet high, moving at twenty-five mph, racing two miles inland. And from there into the depths of the author's despair: how to live now that her life has been undone? Sonali Deraniyagala tells her story - the loss of her two boys, her husband, and her parents - without artifice or sentimentality.... 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...

  • 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$ 193.00

    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...

  • 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...