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- Simon & Schuster 2015; US$ 17.00 US$ 11.99
Dead in Attic is a collection of stories by Times-Picayune columnist Chris Rose, recounting the first harrowing year and a half of life in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. Celebrated as a local treasure and heaped with national praise, Rose provides a rollercoaster ride of observation, commentary, emotion, tragedy, and even humor -- in a way... more...
- Dover Publications 2013; US$ 10.95
This book answers 1001 questions about all kinds of natural disasters: earthquakes, volcanoes, tsunamis, avalanches, landslides, floods, droughts, fires, and animal plagues. A very informative, readable book. 18 photographs, 23 line drawings. more...
- Andrews UK 2015; US$ 4.49
What exactly is an avalanche? Why do tropical cyclones spin in different directions? What is the deadliest heat wave ever to have been recorded? And what are the three different types of lightning? All of this and more is revealed in this fantastic book containing over one hundred facts about the worlds most deadly natural disasters. Covering... more...
- Andrews UK 2014; US$ 2.99
Did you know that animals can often sense when a volcano is going to erupt? Or that the force of an eruption is measured on the VEI, or Volcanic Explosivity Index? What is the difference between a shield volcano and a stratovolcano? And what were the largest eruptions in human history? All of these facts and more can be found in this fantastic guide... more...
- Springer Netherlands 2008; US$ 239.00
The 1755 earthquake and tsunami were influential in Portugal and in all European and North African countries where the devastating effects were felt. The possibility of a similar occurrence urges society and the scientific community to reflect on its lessons. more...
- Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2015; US$ 129.00
This book presents the latest research results on the geologic setting of the El Chichón and Tacaná volcanoes in Mexico's Chiapas state, including their eruptive history and composition of erupted products, the hydrothermal systems and their manifestations. more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2006; US$ 18.99
As the waters of the Mississippi River and Lake Pontchartrain began to pour into New Orleans, people began asking the big question--could any of this have been avoided? How much of the damage from Hurricane Katrina was bad luck, and how much was poor city planning? Steinberg's Acts of God is a provocative history of natural disasters in the United... more...
- Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 18.99
In exploring the unnatural history of natural calamity, this book surveys more than a century of losses from weather and seismic extremes, exposing the fallacy of seeing such calamities as simply random events. The author shows that is always America's poor, elderly, and minorities who suffer most. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 54.95
The impacts of climate change are already being felt. Learning how to live with these impacts is a priority for human development. In this context, it is too easy to see adaptation as a narrowly defensive task ? protecting core assets or functions from the risks of climate change. A more profound engagement, which sees climate change risks as a product... more...