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Natural Disasters

  • Fault Linesby Giacomo Parrinello

    Berghahn Books 2015; US$ 120.00

    Earth's fractured geology is visible in its fault lines. It is along these lines that earthquakes occur, sometimes with disastrous effects. These disturbances can significantly influence urban development, as seen in the aftermath of two earthquakes in Italy, Messina in 1908 and in the Belice Valley, Sicily, in 1968. Following the history of these... more...

  • The Mercy of the Skyby Holly Bailey

    Penguin Publishing Group 2015; US$ 27.95

    Praise for The Mercy of the Sky ?Bailey ramps up the tension with a skilled hand, following the tornado?s path through town until residents emerge from the wreckage to a landscape they ?no longer recognized.? Her artistry will leave more than a few readers gasping for breath.? ? Publishers Weekly (starred review) ?Nail-biting chronology... more...

  • The Year Yellowstone Burnedby Jeff Henry; Bob Barbee

    Taylor Trade Publishing 2015; US$ 10.99

    The Yellowstone fires of 1988 consumed nearly 800,000 acres?36 percent of the park. In the years following, spectacular wildflowers rose from the ashes and trees rapidly reclaimed the landscape. In this twenty-five-year look back at the fires, author and photographer Jeff Henry recalls not only the summer of 1988, when he witnessed and photographed... more...

  • Nonlinear Mathematical Physics and Natural Hazardsby Boyka Aneva; Mihaela Kouteva-Guentcheva

    Springer International Publishing 2015; US$ 199.00

    This book is devoted to current advances in the field of nonlinear mathematical physics and modeling of critical phenomena that can lead to catastrophic events. Pursuing a multidisciplinary approach, it gathers the work of scientists who are developing mathematical and computational methods for the study and analysis of nonlinear phenomena and who... more...

  • Disaster Management and Private Sectorsby Takako Izumi; Rajib Shaw

    Springer Japan 2015; US$ 129.00

    This book draws upon case studies and practices of different types of DRR involvement by the private sector from all over the world. The book comprises two parts, Part I: Overview and Regional Cases; and Part II: Country Cases. The regional cases include those from Africa, Asia, Europe, and Central America, and the country cases include ones from... more...

  • The Day the Mountain Fellby Joe O'Connor

    HarperCollins Canada 2015; Not Available

    On January 20, 2003, B. C. mountain guides Andrew Wylie and Ruedi Beglinger and nineteen skiers glided into the backcountry of the Selkirk Mountains. Only fourteen would return. What happened that day remains one of the most tragic disasters to strike Canadian mountaineering, forever altering both backcountry culture and the lives of those who survived.... more...

  • The Day the Mountain Fellby Joe O'Connor

    HarperCollins Canada 2015; Not Available

    On January 20, 2003, B. C. mountain guides Andrew Wylie and Ruedi Beglinger and nineteen skiers glided into the backcountry of the Selkirk Mountains. Only fourteen would return. What happened that day remains one of the most tragic disasters to strike Canadian mountaineering, forever altering both backcountry culture and the lives of those who survived.... more...

  • The Day the Mountain Fellby Joe O'Connor

    HarperCollins Canada 2015; US$ 2.99

    On January 20, 2003, B. C. mountain guides Andrew Wylie and Ruedi Beglinger and nineteen skiers glided into the backcountry of the Selkirk Mountains. Only fourteen would return. What happened that day remains one of the most tragic disasters to strike Canadian mountaineering, forever altering both backcountry culture and the lives of those who survived.... more...

  • Ring of Fireby Bethany Hinga

    ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 89.00

    The author examines natural disasters around the Pacific Rim throughout history together with scientific data context to produce enlightening?and highly readable?entries. more...

  • What Stands in a Stormby Kim Cross; Rick Bragg

    Atria Books 2015; Not Available

    Immersive reporting and dramatic storytelling set you right in the middle of the horrific superstorm of April 2011, a weather event that killed 348 people. April 27, 2011, marked the climax of a superstorm that saw a record 358 tornadoes rip through twenty-one states in three days, seven hours, and eighteen minutes. It was the deadliest day of the... more...