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- 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 2008; US$ 239.00
The 1755 earthquake and tsunami were influential not only in Portugal but in all European and North African countries where the devastating effects were felt. The entire world was deeply impressed and the discussion of its causes generated a large amount of scientific and metaphysical speculation. It inspired philosophers, poets and writers. The socio-economic... 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...
- Readers Digest 2014; US$ 15.99
Alive! is a heart-stopping collection of survival stories from the archives of Reader?s Digest?s ?Drama in Real Life? series. Editors have mined the Reader?s Digest archives to bring readers Alive! Extraordinary Stories of Ordinary People Who Survived Deadly Tornadoes, Avalanches, Shipwrecks and More. In ?Super Storm,? Rick Gregory, an off-duty patrolman... more...
- Southern Illinois University Press 2014; US$ 19.95
Disaster relief as we know it did not exist when the deadliest tornado in U.S. history gouged a path from southeast Missouri through southern Illinois and into southwestern Indiana. The tri-state tornado of 1925 hugged the ground for 219 miles, generated wind speeds in excess of 300 miles per hour, and killed 695 people. Drawing on survivor interviews,... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2006; US$ 24.00
This important book by one of our leading experts on disaster preparedness offers a compelling narrative about our nation?s inability to properly plan for large-scale disasters and proposes changes that can still be made to assure the safety of its citizens. Five years after 9/11 and one year after Hurricane Katrina, it is painfully clear that the... more...
- Elsevier Science 2012; US$ 72.95
Frequent updating of existing interpretation codes and routines is a prerequisite for modern seismogram interpretation and research. The primary goal of this book is to present in a rather tutorial form all the necessary information and techniques pertinent to essential seismogram interpretation. The treatment is descriptive rather then mathematical,... more...