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  • Megafireby Michael Kodas

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2017; US$ 27.03

    From a best-selling author, award-winning photojournalist, and firefighter, a brilliant exploration of the rising phenomenon of megafires—forest fires of alarming scale, intensity, and devastation—that captures the danger and heroism of those who fight them and illuminates the history, science, politics, and environmental causes and repercussions... more...

  • Advances in Solid and Hazardous Waste Managementby Sudha Goel

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 152.84

    This book presents reviews, examples and case studies of innovative applications in solid and hazardous waste management. The economics of waste management have since become a significant research area in their own right, and two chapters address these issues. In addition, dedicated chapters cover specific categories of waste such as biomedical and... more...

  • Disaster Risk Governance in India and Cross Cutting Issuesby Indrajit Pal; Rajib Shaw

    Springer Singapore 2017; US$ 152.84

    This book provides an analytical discussion of the status of disaster risk reduction and governance in an Indian context, drawing examples and lessons from the output of the national and regional level programs and projects and from other relevant experiences in the country. Different types of disasters faced by Indian states are covered, including... more...

  • Adaptation to Coastal Storms in Atlantic Canadaby Liette Vasseur; Mary J. Thornbush; Steve Plante

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 50.55

    This brief is based on an analysis that was performed on the 2010 winter storms that caused considerable damage to coastal communities in Atlantic Canada. The hazards that occurred were associated with storm surge,  high waves, coastal erosion, and flooding. The analysis covered a large multisite longitudinal project, where a participatory action... more...

  • Involvement of Fluids in Earthquake Rupturesby Teruo Yamashita; Akito Tsutsumi

    Springer Japan 2017; US$ 152.84

    This book furnishes state-of-the-art knowledge about how earthquake faulting is coupled with fluid flow. The authors describe the theoretical background of modeling of faulting coupled with fluid flow in detail. Field and laboratory evidence to suggest the fluid involvement in earthquake faulting is also carefully explained. All of the provided information... more...

  • Healthcare Emergency Incident Management Operations Guideby Jan Glarum

    Elsevier Science 2017; US$ 59.95

    Healthcare Emergency Incident Management Operations Guide offers healthcare personnel a quick and intuitive guide to preparing for, responding to and recovering from events which have the potential to impact their operations. The recently updated Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services (CMS) rules for emergency preparedness added 10-15 new healthcare... more...

  • Shipwrecks of Curry Countyby H.S. Contino

    Arcadia Publishing Inc. 2017; US$ 12.99

    Historically, mariners considered the Oregon coast one of the most dangerous in the world. In 1852, explorers discovered gold in the rivers and along the beaches in Curry County, which is located in the southwestern corner of the state. Subsequent settlement concentrated on the coast. With few roads, water transportation was crucial for early settlers.... more...

  • Earthquake-Induced Landslidesby Yingbin Zhang

    Springer Singapore 2017; US$ 117.57

    This book sheds new light on improved methods for the study of the initiation and run-out of earthquake-induced landslides. It includes an initiation study method that considers tension-shear failure mechanism; an improved, rigorous, dynamic sliding-block method based on dynamic critical acceleration; and a run-out analysis of earthquake-induced landslides... more...

  • The 2011 Japan Earthquake and Tsunami: Reconstruction and Restorationby Vicente Santiago-Fandiño; Shinji Sato; Norio Maki; Kanako Iuchi

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 199.87

    This book covers the restoration and reconstruction process and activities undertaken in Japan in the first five years since the 2011 Earthquake and Tsunami – a period widely considered to be the most intensive reconstruction phase within the 10-year restoration plan drawn up by the Japanese Government. The respective chapters explore technical,... more...

  • Ecosystem Services of Headwater Catchmentsby Josef Krecek; Martin Haigh; Thomas Hofer; Eero Kubin; Catrin Promper

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 152.84

    This book addresses the evaluation of environmental impacts and services identified in headwaters of different eco-zones around the world. It presents 24 papers selected from contributions to recent meetings of the European Forestry Commission Working Party on the Management of Mountain Watersheds, which is coordinated by the FAO (Food and Agriculture... more...