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- Andrews UK 2015; US$ 4.49
What exactly is an avalanche? Why do tropical cyclones spin in different directions? What is the deadliest heat wave ever to have been recorded? And what are the three different types of lightning? All of this and more is revealed in this fantastic book containing over one hundred facts about the worlds most deadly natural disasters. Covering... more...
- 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 Australias 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...
- World Scientific Publishing Company 2011; US$ 258.00 US$ 211.56
This is a compilation of papers presented at the 6th International Conference on Asian and Pacific Coasts (APAC2011) held on December 1416, 2011 in Hong Kong, China. It contains more than 200 articles addressing a wide spectrum of issues, ranging from conventional coastal engineering problems (such as wave hydrodynamics and sediment transport)... more...
- Elsevier Science 2003; US$ 285.00
This book unifies and enhances the accessibility of contemporary scholarly research on advances in coastal modeling. A comprehensive spectrum of innovative models addresses the wide diversity and multifaceted aspects of coastal research on the complex natural processes, dynamics, interactions and responses of the coastal supersystem and its associated... more...
- Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2010; US$ 279.00
This book contains papers presented at the 2010 meeting of the 4th International ISKA. It covers karst hydrogeology and investigations, karst landscape and ecosystems, human interaction with karst environments, and engineering geology in karst areas. more...
- Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2008; US$ 213.40
It is more than half a century since the publication of R. A. Bagnold?s classic book The physics of blown sand and desert dunes, and it is a tribute to the quality of Bagnold?s work that many of the fundamental principles which he developed - main valid today. His book continues to be essential reading for any serious s- dent of aeolian processes.... more...
- Springer Netherlands 2010; US$ 146.01
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...
- Elsevier Science 1989; US$ 72.95
The importance of models to facilitate our understanding and management of the coastal system is evident from this book, which shows that the preference for using models to study the coastal system is shared not only by different research institutions (government, military, industry and academia), but also by researchers from diverse backgrounds. ... more...
- Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2011; US$ 202.17
The Aralkum, the new desert on the desiccated sea floor of the Aral Sea, has been under development since 1960. This volume covers all aspects of this ecological catastrophic area, in addition to its consequences. more...
- The History Press 2014; US$ 21.86
In 1942 a Catalina crew of 219 Squadron, based in the Shetlands, was selected to carry out a series of top secret operations, including a flight to the North Pole. They were made at the same time as a Norwegian expedition to Spitzbergen to keep the Germans out of the area. The flights were over 24 hours long and reached the limits of human endurance... more...