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  • Extreme Heritage Managementby Godfrey Baldacchino

    Berghahn Books 2011; US$ 95.00

    Conflicting and competing claims over the actual and imagined use of land and seascapes are exacerbated on islands with high population density. The management of culture and heritage is particularly tested in island environments where space is finite and the population struggles to preserve cultural and natural assets in the face of the demands... more...

  • Modelling Morphological Response of Large Tidal Inlet Systems to Sea Level Riseby Pushpa Kumara Dissanayake

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 87.95

    The research presented in this work qualitatively investigates the morphodynamic response of a large tidal inlet/basin system to future relative sea level rise (RSLR) using the state-of-the-art Delft3D numerical model. Understanding the potential impacts of RSLR on these systems is a prerequisite for their sustainable management due to their rich... more...

  • Recent Landform Evolutionby Dénes Lóczy; Milo? Stankoviansky; Adam Kotarba

    Springer 2012; US$ 209.00

    The Carpatho-Balkan Geomorphological Commission and the International Association of Geomorphologists (IAG) Carpatho-Balkan-Dinaric Regional Working Group, promote networking between researchers and the exchange of research experience. Following a brief introduction into the geology, climate, hydrology and land cover of the Carpatho-Balkan-Dinaric... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...