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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Guía práctica de salud mental en situaciones de desastresby OPS

    Pan American Health Organization 2006; US$ 25.00

    Esta publicación es una guía práctica que facilita el quehacer de los trabajadores de la salud que laboran en situaciones de emergencia o desastre. Se describen las principales reacciones psicológicas y trastornos mentales que pueden aquejar a las víctimas de desastres, y las pautas para la atención individual o la remisión de quienes requieren asistencia... more...

  • La gestion de cadaveres en situaciones de desastreby OPS

    Pan American Health Organization 2006; US$ 16.00

    Esta guía de campo para personal no especializado ofrece orientaciones prácticas que facilitarán la recuperación, identificación básica, almacenamiento, la disposición, y en conjunto, la gestión adecuada de los cadáveres después de los desastres. También hace sugerencias sobre la forma de brindar ayuda a los familiares y de comunicarse con el público... more...

  • Not Just the Levees Brokeby Phyllis Montana-Leblanc; Spike Lee

    Atria Books 2008; US$ 14.00

    Called "one of the rawest specimens of classic Nawlins spitfire you'll ever find" by Newsweek , and featured in Spike Lee's HBO documentary When the Levees Broke , Phyllis Montana-Leblanc gives an astounding and poignant account of how she and her husband lived through one of our nation's worst disasters, and continue to put their lives back together.... more...

  • Advances in Geophysicsby LEE

    Elsevier Science 1981; US$ 72.95

    ADVANCES IN GEOPHYSICS SUPPLEMENT 2 more...

  • The 1755 Lisbon Earthquakeby Carlos Sousa Oliveira; Joao Azevedo

    Springer 2008; US$ 239.00

    The 1755 earthquake and tsunami were influential not only in Portugal but in all European and North African countries where the devastating effects were felt. The entire world was deeply impressed and the discussion of its causes generated a large amount of scientific and metaphysical speculation. It inspired philosophers, poets and writers. The socio-economic... more...

  • Risk Analysis Vby V. Popov; C. A. Brebbia

    WIT Press 2006; US$ 320.00

    As modern society evolves, new types of hazards are introduced and consequently new research is needed to quantify these risks and prepare adequate mitigation strategies. Covering a series of important topics of current research interest and with practical applications, this book examines all aspects of risk analysis and hazard mitigation, ranging... more...