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  • The World's Largest Wetlandsby Lauchlan H. Fraser; Paul A. Keddy

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 55.00

    Experts share their understanding of the ecology of large wetlands, their significance and their conservation. more...

  • Coastal Systemsby Simon Haslett

    Taylor and Francis 2000; US$ 44.95

    Coastal Systems offers a concise introduction to the processes, landforms, ecosystems, and management of coasts. Each chapter is illustrated and includes topical case studies from around the world such as: * Tsunami's in Papua New Guinea * cliff collapse in Southern England * the Great Barrier Reef * the Indian 'Super Cyclone' of 1999 * the impact... more...

  • Extreme Events in Nature and Societyby S. Albeverio; V. Jentsch; H. Kantz

    Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG 2006; US$ 109.00

    Presents unifying and distinguishing features of extreme events, including problems of understanding and modelling their origin, spatial and temporal extension, and potential impact. This book aims to help in the difficult problem of anticipation: forecasting the event and proposing measures to moderate or prevent it. more...

  • Mitigation of Natural Hazards and Disastersby C. Emdad Haque

    Springer 2006; US$ 169.00

    Examines the aspects of prevention, mitigation, and management of environmental hazards and disasters from an international perspective. In light of the debate on climate change and the effects of such a change upon increasing frequency and magnitude of extreme environmental events, this work overviews various policy and response discourses. more...

  • Northwest Californiaby John O. Sawyer

    University of California Press 2006; US$ 15.95

    Northwestern California is mainly known for its majestic redwood forests and incomparable coastline, but there is much more in its rich biota and scenery. The forests are part of the most diverse temperate coniferous forest in the world. Rugged mountains, numerous lakes, wilderness areas, and wild rivers attract outdoor enthusiasts and geologists came... more...

  • 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...

  • Inventing the Earthby Barbara Kennedy

    Wiley 2008; US$ 154.95

    This book chronicles how successive generations of natural philosophers, geologists and geomorphologists have come to invent the view of the Earth over the past 250 years. Chronicles how successive generations of natural philosophers, geologists and geomorphologists have come to invent different views of the Earth over the last 250 years. Uses... more...

  • The Periglacial Environmentby Hugh M. French

    Wiley 2013; US$ 205.95

    The Periglacial Environment, Third Edition , provides an authoritative overview of the world???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 subsequently... more...

  • The Geomorphology of the Great Barrier Reefby David Hopley; Scott G. Smithers; Kevin Parnell

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 68.00

    A 2007 reference on geomorphological studies on reefs for researchers and graduate students in geomorphology and oceanography. more...

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

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2004; US$ 227.00

    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...