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Natural Disasters

  • Violent Earthby

    DK Publishing 2011; US$ 40.00

    Using powerful photography, specially commissioned artworks, and intuitive infographics, Violent Earth explores phenomenon of natural disasters in unprecedented detail. Individual sites from Stromboli to Mount St Helens and the mid-Atlantic Ridge to the Hawaiian hotspots are profiled, with clear, illustrated explanations of how they came... more...

  • Public Policy Disasters in Europeby Paul 't Hart; Pat Gray

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 180.00

    This book considers some recent and spectacular failures in policy-making and asks what is meant by policy 'disaster', the different forms that they can take and why they have occured. These issues are explored in nine contrasting cases drawn from both the European Union and its member states. These include: the devastating crisis in the Belgium political... more...

  • Edward Elgar and His Worldby Byron Adams

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 30.95

    Edward Elgar (1857-1934) is undoubtedly one of the most fascinating, important, and influential figures in the history of British music. He rose from humble beginnings and achieved fame with music that to this day is beloved by audiences in England, and his work has secured an enduring legacy worldwide. Leading scholars examine the composer's life... more...

  • Burning Issuesby Mark Adams; Peter Attiwill

    CSIRO Publishing 2011; US$ 49.95

    The role of fire in Australia's ecosystems, and how to manage fire both for safety and for diversity. more...

  • Global and Regional Vegetation Fire Monitoring from Space by Frank J. Ahern; Johann G. Goldammer; Christopher O. Justice

    SPB Academic Publishing BV 2001; US$ 94.50

    Introduction Increasing conflagrations of forests and other lands throughout the world during the 1980s and 1990s have made fires in forest and other vegetation emerge as an important global concern. Both the number and severity of wildfires (accidental fires) and the application of fire for land-use change, seem to have increased dramatically compared... more...

  • The Seismicity of Central Americaby N.N. Ambraseys; R.D. Adams

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2000; US$ 136.00

    This book is the outcome of a careful and detailed study of earthquakes in Central America. It combines information from felt effects and instrumental recordings to reassess the location and size of events since the beginning of the instrumental era. Early sections describe the techniques used, with particular emphasis on the determination of earthquake... more...

  • Data Against Disastersby Samia Amin

    World Bank Publications 2008; US$ 24.99

    This book provides guidance to policy makers seeking to design effective monitoring systems for disaster response management. This volume describes the data needs that arise after natural disasters, assesses current data management reform efforts, and discusses the institutional preconditions and tactical and strategic steps necessary for establishing... more...

  • Under Surge, Under Siegeby Ellis Anderson

    University Press of Mississippi 2010; US$ 25.00

    Hurricane Katrina tore into Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, raking away lives, buildings, and livelihoods in a place known for its picturesque, coastal views; its laid-back, artsy downtown; and its deep-dyed southern cordiality. The tragedy also revealed the inner workings of a community with an indomitable heart and profound neighborly bonds. Those connections... more...

  • Community-Based Landslide Risk Reductionby Malcolm G. Anderson; Elizabeth Holcombe

    World Bank Publications 2013; US$ 29.99

    Many areas of the world are at risk from landslides and their consequences; rainfall-triggered landslides particularly affect developing countries in the tropics. Rapid urbanization and the associated growth of unauthorized and densely populated communities in hazardous locations, such as steep slopes, are powerful drivers in a cycle of disaster risk... 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...