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Natural Disasters

  • Urban Water Systems & Floodsby D. Proverbs; S. Mambretti; C. A. Brebbia

    WIT Press 2016; US$ 312.00

    This volume contains papers dedicated to the Design, Construction, Maintenance, Monitoring and Control of Urban Water Systems and the Management and Response to Flood Risk. These papers deal with three main subjects: water supply systems; urban drainage and flooding. more...

  • Peri-Urban Areas and Food-Energy-Water Nexusby Angela Colucci; Marcello Magoni; Scira Menoni

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 99.00

    This book explores the nexus among food, energy and water in peri-urban areas, demonstrating how relevant this nexus is for environmental sustainability. In particular it examines the effective management of the nexus in the face of the risks and trade-offs of mitigation policies, and as a mean to create resilience to climate change. The book delineates... more...

  • Urban Resilienceby Yoshiki Yamagata; Hiroshi Maruyama

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 179.00

    This book is on urban resilience ? how to design and operate cities that can withstand major threats such as natural disasters and economic downturns and how to recover from them. It is a collection of latest research results from two separate but collaborating research groups, namely, researchers in urban design and those on general resilience theory.... more...

  • The Thermal Theory of Cyclonesby Gisela Kutzbach

    American Meteorological Society 2016; US$ 36.00

    Gisela Kutzbach has provided an unparalleled account of the mainstream of meteorological thought during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. This book takes us from the era of attempts to describe disturbances as mechanistic interactions of air currents, through Espy's introduction in the 1830's of the proposition that cyclones are convective... more...

  • Climate Change Adaptation, Resilience and Hazardsby Walter Leal Filho; Haruna Musa; Gina Cavan; Paul O'Hare; Julia Seixas

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 179.00

    This book analyses the links between climate change adaptation, resilience and the impacts of hazards. The contributors cover topics such as climate change adaptation in coastal zones, the evaluation of community land models, climate change considerations in public health and water resource management, as well as conceptual frameworks for understanding... more...

  • Disaster Risk Reduction and the Global Systemby Michael Gordy

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 54.99

    This short manuscript is both a distillation of some of the latest work on disaster risk reduction and an interpretation of this distillation from the author's political economic perspective. It is based on information found in the flagship reports on disaster risk reduction of the United Nations. The book sums up and interprets issues of disaster... more...

  • Natural Hazardsby Edward A. Keller; Duane E. DeVecchio

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 124.95

    Natural Hazards: Earth Processes as Hazards, Disasters and Catastrophes , Fourth Edition, is an introductory-level survey intended for university and college courses that are concerned with earth processes that have direct, and often sudden and violent, impacts on human society. The text integrates principles of geology, hydrology, meteorology,... more...

  • Severe Local Stormsby David Atlas

    American Meteorological Society 2016; US$ 36.00

    The objectives of the American Meteorological Society are "the development and dissemination of knowledge of meteorology in all its phases and applications, and the advancement of its professional ideals." The organization of the Society took place in affiliation with the American Association for the Advancement of Science at Saint Louis, Missouri,... more...

  • Natural Disaster and Coastal Geomorphologyby Shigeko Haruyama; Toshihiko Sugai

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 129.00

    This book deals with the Tsunami intrusion in the lower plain in the Tohoku region and role played by the coastal and fluvial landforms in the damages. The land-use patterns and the recent urbanization has also been partly responsible for a risk level enhancement. The 2011 East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami has violently hit the coastal plain... more...

  • Mitigation of Dangers from Natural and Anthropogenic Hazardsby Frederic R. Siegel

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 54.99

    This book advances a three-step program for mitigation of natural and anthropogenic hazards, addressing mitigation economics and funding possibilities to meet the needs of at risk countries that lack the financial resources to invest in disaster reduction programs. Within the context of mitigation, this book covers prediction-prevention-preparedness... more...