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  • Measuring Vulnerability to Natural Hazardsby Birkmann Joern

    United Nations University Press 2006; US$ 39.00

    A seemingly non-stop series of disasters has shown that societies worldwide seem unprepared for the threats posed by natural hazards: Hurricane Katrina, drought in Africa; flooding in China and Germany; earthquakes in Pakistan and India; a tsunami in South-East Asia; and forest fires in Portugal, Australia and North America. The tragic impacts... more...

  • The Periglacial Environmentby Hugh M. French

    Wiley 2013; US$ 78.95 US$ 68.42

    The Periglacial Environment, Third Edition , provides an authoritative overview of the worldâ??s cold, non-glacial environments. Emphasis is placed upon the North American and Eurasian polar lowlands, but examples are also drawn from Antarctica, the Qinghai-Xizang (Tibet) Plateau, and the northern mid-latitudes. First published in 1976 and... more...

  • Asian And Pacific Coasts 2003, Proceedings Of The 2nd International Conferenceby Yoshimi Goda; Wataru Kioka; Kazuo Nadaoka

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2004; US$ 140.00 US$ 127.40

    This book presents the experience of coastal and port engineering development, as well as coastal environmental problems, in Asian and Pacific countries. It also provides information and promotes technological progress and activities, international technical transfer and cooperation, and opportunities for engineers and researchers to maintain and improve... more...

  • Landschaftsformenby Harald Frater

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2006; US$ 25.33

    Wie entstehen Gebirge, Wüsten, Gletscher oder Vulkane? Welche Naturkräfte haben den beeindruckenden Grand Canyon geschaffen? So vielfältig wie das Gesicht der Erde sind die Antworten in diesem großartig illustrierten Buch. Von der Stellung der Erde im Sonnensystem bis hin zum Einwirken des Menschen auf das Landschaftsbild erklärt es die Entstehung... more...

  • Glaciotectonismby James S. Aber; Andrzej Ber

    Elsevier Science 2007; US$ 225.00

    Glaciotectonism is an important component of modern glacial theory, gaining widespread recognition within the past 25 years. This book is outcome of compiling maps of glaciotectonic structures and landforms for North America and central Europe, which is the basis for better understanding the role of glaciotectonism as a key component of glacial theory.... more...

  • The Future of Arid Lands-Revisitedby Charles F. Hutchinson; Stefanie M. Herrmann

    Springer Netherlands 2007; US$ 167.49

    UNESCO commemorated its sixtieth anniversary in 2005. It was a year for refl- tion ? a time to look back on the progress made and the achievements accomplished over the last 60 years. To celebrate the importance and relevance of science at UNESCO a publication entitled Sixty Years of Science at UNESCO: 1945?2005 was launched in 2006, which offers an... more...

  • Promoting Livelihood and Coping Strategies of Groups Affected by Conflicts and Natural Disastersby International Labour Office

    International Labour Office 2005; US$ 5.00

    Focuses on ways of coping with socio-economic and employment challenges of responding to crises arising from natural disaster, man-made catastrophe, or war. Reports on best practices and new avenues for crisis response and early warning, with examples from 14 developing countries around the world. more...

  • Social Perspectives on Disasters in Southeast Asiaby Jean-Christophe Gaillard; Pauline Texier

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2008; US$ 199.00

    The papers in this e-book were prepared for a panel of the 5th EuroSEAS conference held in Naples, Italy, between 12 and 15 September 2007. These include contributions from the academe as well as from the practitioner realm, notably NGOs, from Europe and Southeast Asia. The papers encompass case studies from rural and urban settings in Southeast Asia... more...

  • Mountainsby Peter Aleshire

    Infobase Publishing 2008; US$ 35.00

    Takes readers on a globe-spanning tour of mountain formations, from block mountains to volcanic sea mountains to high-altitude-landform "sky islands." This book includes a collection of photographs and line illustrations. more...

  • The Coastby Timothy M. Kusky

    Infobase Publishing 2008; US$ 47.40

    The Hazardous Earth is an eight-volume set that provides students with a comprehensive account of natural hazards-the geologic processes that create conditions dangerous to humans-and what can be done to minimize their effects. Designed to complement science curricula, the books present vivid accounts of historic disasters and events that have shaped... more...