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Natural Disasters

  • The Fire Lineby Fernanda Santos

    Flatiron Books 2016; US$ 26.99

    A haunting, beautiful and moving portrait of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, an uncontrollable wildfire and the greatest loss of firefighters' lives since 9/11. more...

  • Extreme Weather, Health, and Communitiesby Sheila Lakshmi Steinberg; William A. Sprigg

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 179.00

    This volume presents a unique interdisciplinary approach, drawing on expertise in both the natural and social sciences. A primary goal is to present a scientific and socially integrated perspective on place-based community engagement, extreme weather, and health. Each year extreme weather is leading to natural disasters around the world... more...

  • Tsunamis and Earthquakes in Coastal Environmentsby V. Santiago-Fandiņo; H. Tanaka; M. Spiske

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 129.00

    This monograph is a compilation of a number of research studies presented in fourteen chapters dealing with the impact and restoration of coastal environments that have been affected by earthquakes and tsunamis. The focus is mainly on rivers, estuaries, coastal lagoons, beaches, and related ecosystems. In addition to direct impact and response due... more...

  • ISFRAM 2015by Wardah Tahir; Prof Ir Dr Sahol Hamid Abu Bakar; Marfiah Ab. Wahid; Siti Rashidah Mohd Nasir; Wei Koon Lee

    Springer Singapore 2016; US$ 199.00

    This book focuses on international research in flood-related areas and sustainable management. It consists of a compilation of innovative works, demonstrating best practices in flood management and recommend flood solutions. The selected papers cover the fundamentals and latest advances in the area, complete with illustrations, diagrams and tables.... more...

  • The 1940 Vrancea Earthquake. Issues, Insights and Lessons Learntby Radu Vacareanu; Constantin Ionescu

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 259.00

    These proceedings include most of the available information on this major seismic event and its consequences. With an estimated moment magnitude of 7.7 and a heavy toll in terms of human and economic losses, it ranks as the largest intermediate-depth earthquake in Europe in the twentieth century. Nevertheless, because of the difficult conditions... more...

  • Resilience by Designby Alexandra Jayeun Lee

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 99.00

    This book discusses that disasters, whether natural or man-made, are essentially a human phenomenon. When a city becomes gridlocked and its resources depleted, the collective resilience of those who remain on the ground becomes critical to its immediate survival and recovery. The author argues that in order to build resilient futures... more...

  • Risk Analysis and Management: Engineering Resilienceby Ivo Häring

    Springer Singapore 2016; US$ 139.00

    The book introduces basic risk concepts and then goes on to discuss risk management and analysis processes and steps. The main emphasis is on methods that fulfill the requirements of one or several risk management steps. The focus is on risk analysis methods including statistical-empirical analyses, probabilistic and parametrized models, engineering... more...

  • The Endby Phil Torres; Russell Blackford

    Pitchstone Publishing 2016; US$ 9.99

    Comparing the views of religion and science on the end of the world, this book argues we are worried about precisely the wrong scenarios   Presenting the most comprehensive yet accessible exploration of beliefs about the end times to date , The End looks at both religious and secular apocalypses. It places contemporary existential anxieties,... more...

  • Exploring the Security Landscape: Non-Traditional Security Challengesby Anthony J. Masys

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 179.00

    This book provides international perspective for those studying or working in the security domain, from enforcement to policy. It focuses on non-traditional threats in a landscape that has been described as transnational in nature and incorporates natural disasters, gang violence, extremism and terrorism, amongst other issues. Chapters provide innovative... more...

  • Coastal Cliffs: Morphology and Managementby Eric Bird

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 54.99

    This book offers an insight into the global occurrence,  geomorphology, evolution, weathering and erosion of coastal cliffs and bluffs. Stabilization  and preservation of cliffs are treated in detail. Mitigation of cliff hazards and preservation of scenic features and sites of scientific importance requires effective coastal cliff management... more...