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Natural Disasters

  • BP Blowoutby Daniel Jacobs

    Brookings Institution Press 2016; US$ 22.99

    BP Blowout is the first comprehensive account of the legal, economic, and environmental consequences of the 2010 oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. The accident destroyed the Deepwater Horizon oil rig and killed eleven people. The resulting offshore oil discharge, the largest ever in the United States, polluted much of the Gulf for months, wreaking... more...

  • Contextualizing Disasterby Gregory V. Button; Mark Schuller

    Berghahn Books 2016; US$ 29.95

    Contextualizing Disaster offers a comparative analysis of six recent 'highly visible' disasters and several slow-burning, 'hidden', crises that include typhoons, tsunamis, earthquakes, chemical spills and the unfolding consequences of rising seas and climate change. The book argues that, while disasters are increasingly represented by the media... more...

  • Environment and Earth Observationby Sugata Hazra; Anirban Mukhopadhyay; Asim Ratan Ghosh; D. Mitra; V. K. Dadhwal

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 112.31

    This book presents relevant and contemporary research on the remote sensing of landscapes, agriculture & forestry, geomorphology, coasts & oceans, natural hazards and wild habitats. It highlights the application of remote sensing in understanding natural processes and oceanic features, as well as in creating mapping inventories of water resources... more...

  • Modeling with Digital Ocean and Digital Coastby Xin Zhang; Lei Wang; Xiaoyi Jiang; Changming Zhu

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 146.01

    This book presents essential new insights in research and applications concerning spatial information technologies and coastal disaster prevention modeling for oceanic and coastal regions. As a new research domain of Digital Earth, it covers the latest scientific and technical advances, from the acquisition and integration of observational data, ocean... more...

  • Volcanisme et volcanologieby Encyclopædia Universalis

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 4.99

    Le 24 août de l'an 79 après J.-C., le Vésuve se réveilla au terme d'un repos de plusieurs siècles et détruisit les villes d'Herculanum, de Pompéi et de Stabiès. En 1783, l'éruption fissurale du Laki , en Islande, entraîna la mort de plus de 10 000 personnes par ses flots de lave et ses projections... more...

  • Perspectives on Atmospheric Sciencesby Theodore Karacostas; Alkiviadis Bais; Panagiotis T. Nastos

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 392.00

    This book provides the proceedings of the 13th International Conference of Meteorology, Climatology and Atmospheric Physics (COMECAP 2016) that is held in Thessaloniki from 19 to 21 September 2016. The Conference addresses fields of interest for researchers, professionals and students related to the following topics: Agricultural Meteorology and Climatology,... more...

  • Chicxulub: The Impact and Tsunamiby David Shonting; Cathy Ezrailson

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 28.07

    This book tells the story of the catastrophic impact of the giant 10 Km asteroid Chicxulub into the ancient Gulf of Mexico 65.5 million years ago. The book begins with a discussion of the nature of asteroids and the likelihood of future Earth-impacts. The story then turns to the discovery of a global sediment layer attributed to the fallout from the... more...

  • Disaster Forensicsby Anthony J. Masys

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 190.94

    This book aims to uncover the root causes of natural and man-made disasters by going beyond the typical reports and case studies conducted post-disaster. It opens the black box of disasters by presenting ?forensic analysis approaches? to disasters, thereby revealing the complex causality that characterizes them and explaining how and... more...

  • Geotechnical Hazards from Large Earthquakes and Heavy Rainfallsby Hemanta Hazarika; Motoki Kazama; Wei F. Lee

    Springer Japan 2016; US$ 223.52

    This book is a collection of papers presented at the International Workshop on Geotechnical Natural Hazards held July 12?15, 2014, in Kitakyushu, Japan. The workshop was the sixth in the series of Japan?Taiwan Joint Workshops on Geotechnical Hazards from Large Earthquakes and Heavy Rainfalls, held under the auspices of the Asian Technical Committee... more...

  • 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...