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  • Land on Fireby Gary Ferguson

    Timber Press 2017; US$ 21.95

    We are living in the age of wildfire—it is changing the land, the economy, the welfare of wildlife, and the livability of the American West. Land on Fire explores the science behind wildfire and what is being done to control it.  more...

  • The Ends of the Worldby Peter Brannen

    HarperCollins 2017; US$ 20.99

    As new groundbreaking research suggests that climate change played a major role in the most extreme catastrophes in the planet's history, award-winning science journalist Peter Brannen takes us on a wild ride through the planet's five mass extinctions and, in the process, offers us a glimpse of our increasingly dangerous future Our world has ended... more...

  • Advancing Culture of Living with Landslidesby Matjaz Mikos; Binod Tiwari; Yueping Yin; Kyoji Sassa

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 390.64

    This volume contains peer-reviewed papers from the Fourth World Landslide Forum organized by the International Consortium on Landslides (ICL), the Global Promotion Committee of the International Programme on Landslides (IPL), University of Ljubljana (UL) and Geological Survey of Slovenia in Ljubljana, Slovenia from May 29 to June 2,. The complete... more...

  • Landslides in Sensitive Claysby Vikas Thakur; Jean-Sébastien L'Heureux; Ariane Locat

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 190.27

    This book gathers the most recent scientific research on the geological, geotechnical and geophysical aspects of slope failure in sensitive clays. Gathering contributions by international experts, it focuses on understanding the complete and practical spectrum of challenges presented by landslides in such complex materials. Based on sound and validated... more...

  • Coupled DEM-CFD Analyses of Landslide-Induced Debris Flowsby Tao Zhao

    Springer Singapore 2017; US$ 111.92

    This book reflects the latest research results in computer modelling of landslide-induced debris flows. The book establishes an understanding of the initiation and propagation mechanisms of landslides by means of numerical simulations, so that mitigation strategies to reduce the long-term losses from landslide hazards can be devised.  In this... more...

  • Rural Sustainabilityby Qing Tian

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 48.12

    This volume applies the science of complexity to study coupled human-environment systems (CHES) and integrates ideas from the social sciences of climate change into a study of rural development amid flooding and urbanization in the Poyang Lake Region (PLR) of China. Author Qing Tian operationalizes the concept of sustainability and provides useful... more...

  • Advancing Culture of Living with Landslidesby Matjaž Mikoš; Nicola Casagli; Yueping Yin; Kyoji Sassa

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 278.71

    This volume contains peer-reviewed papers from the Fourth World Landslide Forum organized by the International Consortium on Landslides (ICL), the Global Promotion Committee of the International Programme on Landslides (IPL), University of Ljubljana (UL) and Geological Survey of Slovenia in Ljubljana, Slovenia from May 29 to June 2, 2017. The complete... more...

  • The Economics of the Global Environmentby Graciela Chichilnisky; Armon Rezai

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 145.50

    This is the first book combining research on the Global Environment, Catastrophic Risks and Economic Theory and Policy. Modern economic theory originated in the middle of the twentieth century when industrial expansion coupled with population growth led to a voracious use of natural resources and global environmental concerns. It is uncontested that,... more...

  • Advancing Culture of Living with Landslidesby Matjaž Mikoš; Vít Vilímek; Yueping Yin; Kyoji Sassa

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 212.66

    This volume contains peer-reviewed papers from the Fourth World Landslide Forum organized by the International Consortium on Landslides (ICL), the Global Promotion Committee of the International Programme on Landslides (IPL), University of Ljubljana (UL) and Geological Survey of Slovenia in Ljubljana, Slovenia from May 29 to June 2, 2017. The complete... more...

  • Weird Comets and Asteroidsby David A. J. Seargent

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 33.57

    This book concentrates on some of the odd aspects of comets and asteroids. Strange behavior of comets, such as outbursts and schisms, and how asteroids can temporally act as comets are discussed, together with the possible threat of Centaurs-class objects like the Taurid complex. Recent years have seen the distinction between comets and asteroids... more...