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  • The Beach Bookby Carl H Hobbs

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 18.99

    For those with a curiosity about shores or a desire to better understand them, The Beach Book shares the basic science behind waves, tides, sea level, sand dunes, salt marshes, and beach erosion. It tells sunbathers why the beach widens and narrows from week to week and helps boaters and anglers understand why tidal inlets change. It gives home... more...

  • Evolvedby Maximilian Werner; John Alcock

    Torrey House Press 2013; US$ 15.95

    With startling insights, Werner explores how our Pleistocene instincts inform our everyday decisions and behaviors in this modern day Walden. more...

  • The Illustrated History of Natural Disastersby Jan Kozák; Vladimir Cermák

    Springer 2010; US$ 89.95

    The book is a richly illustrated, pictorial album. The content and arrangement of the book is based on a collection of original rare engravings belonging to the private collection of Jan Koz k. The individual full-page reproductions give historical views on natural disasters such as: earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions, avalanches, landslides... more...

  • Anthropogenic Geomorphologyby József Szabó; Lóránt Dávid; Dénes Lóczy

    Springer 2010; US$ 159.00

    Today, society s impact on the geographical environment, and especially on the Earth s surface, is obvious. Yet up until the last century, the forces of nature held sway, with mankind vulnerable and exposed to its vagaries. However, our recent development has meant that our effect on our surroundings is now commensurate with the power of nature itself.... more...

  • Geohazard-associated Geounitsby L. A. Rivard; Q. Hugh J. Gwyn

    Springer 2009; US$ 529.00

    Originally conceived as a technical manual, but now offering the reader so much more, this timely work deals with various aspects of geohazards - surely an area of growing importance in this world of global warming. Using photogeology and remote sensing, Quebecois researcher Rivard's work is unique in that the succinct text supports the illustrations,... more...

  • Following Fishby Samanth Subramanian

    Atlantic Books Ltd 2012; US$ 10.19

    In a coastline as long and diverse as India's, fish inhabit the heart of many worlds - food of course, but also culture, commerce, sport, history and society. Journeying along the edges of the peninsula, Samanth Subramanian delivers a kaleidoscope of extraordinary stories. Following Fish conducts rich journalistic investigations of, among others,... more...

  • Coastal Hazardsby Charles W. Finkl

    Springer 2012; US$ 129.00

    This book covers the gamut of coastal hazards that range for short-term low-frequency events that have high-magnitude and far-reaching impacts on coastal zones the world over. Much of the world population now lives in low-lying coastal zones that are inherently vulnerable to natural hazards such as flooding from hurricane, tropical storm, and northeaster... more...

  • Trappedby Glenn Cheney

    Saddleback Publishing 2012; US$ 11.95

    Discover the astonishing true stories—that will make readers laugh, cry, and gasp—behind the headlines: The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire, A Sticky Mess, The Iron Curtain, The Kursk, The Quecreek Mine Flood, The Chilean Miners, and more. more...

  • 101 Best Australian Beachesby Andrew Short; Brad Farmer

    NewSouth 2012; US$ 20.99

    This book answers all of those questions and more. Between them, authors Andy Short and Brad Farmer have visited every one of Australia’s 11,761 mainland beaches, making them uniquely qualified to tell us which are the ones we have to see before we die. This superbly illustrated and thoroughly researched book will make you want to start the journey... more...

  • Decision Aid Models for Disaster Management and Emergenciesby Begońa Vitoriano; Javier Montero; Da Ruan

    Springer 2013; US$ 129.00

    Disaster management is a process or strategy that is implemented when any type of catastrophic event takes place. The process may be initiated when anything threatens to disrupt normal operations or puts the lives of human beings at risk. Governments on all levels as well as many businesses create some sort of disaster plan that make it possible to... more...