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Natural Disasters

  • Disaster Survival (Collins Gem)by Collins

    HarperCollins Publishers 2014; Not Available

    How should you prepare for floods? What?s the best way to react during an earthquake? How should you signal for help, and what do you need in your supplies? This book gives you practical tips and advice to keep you prepared as far as possible to help protect yourself and your loved ones in the face of any eventuality. more...

  • Disaster Survival (Collins Gem)by Collins

    HarperCollins Publishers 2014; Not Available

    How should you prepare for floods? What?s the best way to react during an earthquake? How should you signal for help, and what do you need in your supplies? This book gives you practical tips and advice to keep you prepared as far as possible to help protect yourself and your loved ones in the face of any eventuality. more...

  • Rescue of the Bountyby Michael J. Tougias; Douglas A. Campbell

    Scribner 2014; US$ 25.00

    The harrowing story of the sinking and rescue of Bounty?the tall ship used in the classic 1962 movie Mutiny on the Bounty ?which was caught in the path of Hurricane Sandy with sixteen aboard On Thursday, October 25, 2012, Captain Robin Walbridge made the fateful decision to sail Bounty from New London, Connecticut, to St. Petersburg, Florida.... more...

  • Rescue of the Bountyby Michael J. Tougias; Douglas A. Campbell

    Scribner 2014; Not Available

    The harrowing story of the sinking and rescue of Bounty?the tall ship used in the classic 1962 movie Mutiny on the Bounty ?which was caught in the path of Hurricane Sandy with sixteen aboard On Thursday, October 25, 2012, Captain Robin Walbridge made the fateful decision to sail Bounty from New London, Connecticut, to St. Petersburg, Florida.... more...

  • Rescue of the Bountyby Michael J. Tougias; Douglas A. Campbell

    Scribner 2014; Not Available

    The harrowing story of the sinking and rescue of Bounty?the tall ship used in the classic 1962 movie Mutiny on the Bounty ?which was caught in the path of Hurricane Sandy with sixteen aboard On Thursday, October 25, 2012, Captain Robin Walbridge made the fateful decision to sail Bounty from New London, Connecticut, to St. Petersburg, Florida.... more...

  • Climate Change Adaptation Manualby Andrea Prutsch; Torsten Grothmann; Sabine McCallum; Inke Schauser; Rob Swart

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 59.95

    Due to the lack of success in climate change mitigation efforts, the importance of adaptation is becoming more and more apparent and is now one of the main imperatives of international research and action. However, research on adaptation is mostly not directly applicable to adaptation policy or practice, leaving a gap between scientific results and... more...

  • Strengthening Coastal Planningby David G. Groves; Jordan R. Fischbach; Debra Knopman; David R. Johnson; Kate Giglio

    RAND Corporation 2014; US$ 9.95

    This report highlights RAND?s contributions to the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority?s Master Plan. Its purpose is to help policymakers in other coastal regions understand the value of a solid technical foundation to support decisionmaking on strategies to reduce flood risk, rebuild or restore coastal environments, and increase... more...

  • Die Natur der Gefahrby Uwe Lübken

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2014; US$ 46.28

    An kaum einem anderen Fluss der Vereinigten Staaten trafen natürliche und gesellschaftliche Dynamik so drastisch aufeinander wie am Ohio River. Der Fluss war als Kommunikations- und Transportachse von überragender Bedeutung für das rapide Wachstum im Ohio Valley im 19. Jahrhundert. An seinen Ufern entstanden innerhalb kürzester Zeit Handelszentren... more...

  • Magnitude 8by Philip L. Fradkin

    Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 8.99

    The archetypal natural disaster defined on the verge of the millennium. To understand the cataclysmic earthquake that will tear California apart one day, Philip L. Fradkin has written a dramatic history of earthquakes and an eloquent guide to the San Andreas Fault, the world's best-known tectonic landscape. The author includes vivid stories of earthquakes... more...

  • Florida Sinkholesby Robert Brinkmann

    University Press of Florida 2013; US$ 49.95

    Below the live oaks, palm trees, cypress swamps, and springs, water is slowly wearing away the limestone bedrock of Florida. The erosion is often unseen, and over time it can result in shocking cave-ins like the destructive spectacle of the 1981 Winter Park sinkhole. Florida Sinkholes --the first comprehensive book on the subject--is an easy-to-follow... more...