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  • 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 Begoņa 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...

  • Environmental Hazardsby Keith Smith

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 74.95

    This is a well-written and generously illustrated overview of all the natural and technological events that threaten humans and what they value. It draws on the latest research across the physical and human sciences and guides students and researchers from problems, theories and policies to explore practical, real-world situations.  more...

  • Islandsby Steven Roger Fischer

    Reaktion Books 2013; US$ 35.00

    When Lost ’s Oceanic Airlines Flight 815 crashed, the survivors found themselves on a seemingly deserted island. In Defoe’s novel, Robinson Crusoe spends twenty-eight years on a remote tropical island near Trinidad, while in the movie Castaway Tom Hanks survives over four years on a South Pacific island. And Jurassic Park kept its... more...

  • Arid Land Geom: Geom Crit Concby David Evans

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 580.00

    This volume, also available as part of the collection "Geomorphology: Critical Concepts in Geography" constitutes an instant archive of esential benchmark papers and makes available in one place key published material on its area.. more...

  • Caves in Contextby Knut Andreas Bergsvik; Robin Skeates

    Oxbow Books 2012; US$ 45.00

    Caves in Context provides the thriving inter-disciplinary field of cave studies with a European-scale survey of current research in cave archaeology. It is unified by a contemporary theoretical emphasis on the cultural significance and diversity of caves over space and time. Caves and rockshelters are found all over Europe, and have frequently been... more...

  • Coastal Environmentsby V. Subramanian

    Springer 2012; US$ 129.00

    This book deals with the major issues being faced by the coastal population in Asia with emphasis on natural and man-made hazards, climate change impact and pressures caused by mega cities along Asian coasts. The edited book contains chapters authored by experts who are well known in their own fields of specialization relevant to coastal processes.... more...

  • Dunesby Warren

    Wiley 2013; US$ 39.95

    Dunes is the first book in over a decade to incorporate the latest research in this active and fast-developing field. It discusses the shapes, sizes, patterns, distribution, history and care of wind-blown dunes, and covers all aspects of dunes, terrestrial and in the Solar System. The only book to cover all dunes, terrestrial and in the Solar System,... more...

  • Combating Desertification in Asia, Africa and the Middle Eastby G. Ali Heshmati; Victor R. Squires

    Springer 2013; US$ 209.00

    This book is about the ‘how’ of desertification control as opposed to an analysis of the ‘why’ and fills a gap in the desertification-related literature in that it shows what to do in situations ranging from fixing mobile sands to arresting  accelerated  soil erosion in sloping lands.  There are numerous illustrations... more...

  • Islandby J. Edward Chamberlin

    Elliott & Thompson 2013; US$ 13.58

    Ever since the dawn of human history, islands have been at the heart of our desires – and our fears. Drawing on anthropology, literature, biology, art, philosophy and earth science, Island tells the groundbreaking story of humans and islands throughout history, and celebrates islands as a central part of the world we live in. With a unique cross-disciplinary... more...