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    World Scientific Publishing Company 2011; US$ 111.00

    Calculating Catastrophe has been written to explain, to a general readership, the underlying philosophical ideas and scientific principles that govern catastrophic events, both natural and man-made. Knowledge of the broad range of catastrophes deepens understanding of individual modes of disaster. This book will be of interest to anyone aspiring to... more...


    World Scientific Publishing Company 2011; US$ 946.00

    This proceedings contains nearly 200 papers on cutting-edge research presented at the seventh international Symposium on Coastal Engineering and Science of Coastal Sediment Processes, held May 2–6, 2011, in Miami, Florida, USA. This technical specialty conference was devoted to promoting an interdisciplinary exchange of state-of-the-art knowledge... more...

  • Extreme Heritage Managementby Godfrey Baldacchino

    Berghahn Books 2011; US$ 120.00

    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...

  • ASIAN AND PACIFIC COASTS 2011by World Scientific

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2011; US$ 420.00

    This is a compilation of papers presented at the 6th International Conference on Asian and Pacific Coasts (APAC2011) held on December 14–16, 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...


    World Scientific Publishing Company 2011; US$ 156.00

    Process-based morphodynamic modelling is one of the relatively new tools at the disposal of coastal scientists, engineers and managers. On paper, it offers the possibility to analyse morphological processes and to investigate the effects of various measures one might consider to alleviate some problems. For these to be applied in practice, a model... more...

  • Prairieby Candace Savage

    Greystone Books 2011; US$ 23.95

    Thorough, detailed, and scientifically up-to-date, Prairies: A Natural History provides a comprehensive nontechnical guide to the biology and ecology of the prairies, or the Great Plains grasslands of North America, offering a view of the past, a vision for the future, and a clear focus on the present. With a total area of more than 3.5 million... more...

  • Remote Sensing and Actuation Using Unmanned Vehiclesby Haiyang Chao; YangQuan Chen

    Wiley 2012; US$ 106.95

    Unmanned systems and robotics technologies have become very popular recently owing to their ability to replace human beings in dangerous, tedious, or repetitious jobs. This book fill the gap in the field between research and real-world applications, providing scientists and engineers with essential information on how to design and employ networked... more...

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

    CRC Press 2011; US$ 97.95

    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...

  • Volcanoes of the Worldby Lee Siebert; Tom Simkin; Paul Kimberly

    University of California Press 2011; US$ 85.00

    This impressive scientific resource presents up-to-date information on ten thousand years of volcanic activity on Earth. In the decade and a half since the previous edition was published new studies have refined assessments of the ages of many volcanoes, and several thousand new eruptions have been documented. This edition updates the book?s key components:... more...

  • Speleothem Scienceby Ian J. Fairchild; Andy Baker

    Wiley 2012; US$ 130.00

    Speleothems (mineral deposits that formed in caves) are currently giving us some of the most exciting insights into environments and climates during the Pleistocene ice ages and the subsequent Holocene rise of civilizations. The book applies system science to Quaternary environments in a new and rigorous way and gives holistic explanations the relations... more...