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Natural Disasters

  • Urban Planning for Disaster Recoveryby Alan March; Maria Kornakova

    Elsevier Science 2017; US$ 99.95

    Urban Planning for Disaster Recovery focuses on disaster recovery from the perspective of urban planning, an underutilized tactic that can significantly reduce disaster risks. The book examines disaster risk reduction (DRR), in particular, the recovery stage of what is widely known as the disaster cycle. The theoretical underpinning of the book... more...

  • Governing Affectby Roberto E. Barrios

    UNP - Nebraska 2017; US$ 30.00

    Roberto E. Barrios†presents an ethnographic study of the aftermaths of four natural disasters: southern Honduras after Hurricane Mitch; New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina; Chiapas, Mexico, after the Grijalva River landslide; and southern Illinois following the Mississippi River flood. Focusing on the role of affect, Barrios examines the ways... more...

  • Into the Fireby Jerron Hawley; Graham Hurley; Steve Sackett

    McClelland & Stewart 2017; US$ 29.95

    The dramatic story of one of the biggest natural disasters in Canadian history, the Fort McMurray wildfire of 2016, told by three of the firefighters who fought to save the city. On May 1, 2016, a wildfire burning to the southwest of Fort McMurray, Alberta, led to the declaration of a local state of emergency. Two days later, the fire had reached... more...

  • Inside the Infernoby Damian Asher; Omar Mouallem

    Simon & Schuster 2017; US$ 24.00

    An action-packed, on-the-ground memoir of the Fort McMurray wildfire and the courage, resilience, and sacrifice of the firefighters who saved the city. In May 2016, what began as a remote forest fire quickly became a nightmare for the ninety thousand residents of Fort McMurray. A perfect combination of weather, geography and circumstance created a... more...

  • Historical Disaster Experiencesby Gerrit Jasper Schenk

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 123.10

    Historical disaster research is still a young field. This book discusses the experiences of natural disasters in different cultures, from Europe across the Near East to Asia. It focuses on the pre-industrial era and on the question of similarities, differences and transcultural dynamics in the cultural handling of natural disasters. Which... more...

  • Global Changes and Natural Disaster Management: Geo-information Technologiesby Saied Pirasteh; Jonathan Li

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 156.68

    This book presents ongoing research and ideas related to earth observations and global change, natural hazards and disaster management studies, with respect to geospatial information technology, remote sensing, and global navigation satellite systems. Readers will discover uses of advanced geospatial tools, spatiotemporal models, and earth observation... more...

  • Asteroid Huntersby Carrie Nugent

    Simon & Schuster/ TED 2017; US$ 16.99

    For the first time, scientists could have the knowledge to prevent a natural disaster epic in scale?an asteroid hitting the earth and in this exciting, adventuresome book, Carrie Nugent explains how. What are asteroids, and where do they come from? And, most urgently: Are they going to hit the Earth? What would happen if one was on its way? Carrie... more...

  • How to Become an International Disaster Volunteerby Michael Noone

    Elsevier Science 2017; US$ 39.95

    How to Become an International Disaster Volunteer discusses the immense value an experienced water systems engineer, trauma surgeon, or communications specialist could bring to a disaster stricken community, while also explaining how their professional educations do not prepare them for the logistical, psychological, and physical demands of traveling... more...

  • Hurricanes and Climate Changeby Jennifer M. Collins; Kevin Walsh

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 111.91

    This book provides research that shows tropical cyclones are more powerful than in the past with the most dramatic increases occurring over the North Atlantic and with the strongest hurricanes. Although such increases are correlated with warming oceans and are consistent with the thermodynamic theory of hurricane intensity, there remains... more...

  • Using Risk Analysis for Flood Protection Assessmentby Martina ZelenŠkovŠ; Lenka ZvijŠkovŠ

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 86.17

    This book explores the benefits of using risk analysis techniques in the evaluation of flood protection structures, and examines the results of the environmental impact assessment for selected planned flood protection projects.  The objective of the book is to propose a methodology for environmental impact assessment in water management.... more...