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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...

  • 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...

  • Encyclopedia of Coastal Scienceby M. Schwartz

    Springer 2005; US$ 499.00

    Maurice Schwartz, Editor of the much acclaimed Encyclopedia of Beaches and Coastal Environments (Hutchinson Ross, 1982) has now brought forth a new volume with a fresh interdisciplinary approach that includes geomorphology, ecology, engineering, technology, oceanography, and human activities as they relate to coasts. Within its covers the Encyclopedia... more...

  • Desertification in the Mediterranean Region. A Security Issueby William G. Kepner; Jose L. Rubio; David A. Mouat

    Springer 2006; US$ 209.00

    Focuses on two basic concepts: security and desertification in the Mediterranean Region and their linkages. This book provides a multi-lateral forum for cooperation, information exchange, and dialogue among the environmental, development, foreign and security policy communities within the Mediterranean Region. more...

  • Environmental Role of Wetlands in Headwatersby Josef Krecek; Martin Haigh

    Springer 2006; US$ 169.00

    Aims to move towards a more comprehensive inventory of the benefits and costs of headwater wetlands. This book evaluates the research that tries to understand the tolerances, exchanges, checks and balances within headwater landscapes and the downstream impacts of changes in wetlands. It examines wetlands in their watershed management context. more...

  • Natural Disasters as Interactive Components of Global Ecodynamicsby Kirill Ya Kondratyev; Vladimir F. Krapivin; Costas A. Varostos

    Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG 2006; US$ 359.00

    Large-scale natural catastrophes are environmental phenomena. This book analyses the problem of natural disaster prediction and the implementation of environmental monitoring systems to receive, store and process the information necessary for solutions of specific problems in this area. more...

  • Approaches to Coastal Wetland Restorationby E.R. Turner; B. Streever

    SPB Academic Publishing BV 2002; US$ 36.00

    Wetlands Lost The 1,879 thousand hectares of coastal wetlands in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM) comprise 58% of the U.S. coastal wetland total (Turner and Gosselink 1975). These wetlands occur in every GOM state, although two-thirds of the GOM total are in Louisiana, and are typically associated with estuaries, bays, rivers, and the lee-side of barrier islands.... more...

  • Applied Sedimentologyby Richard C. Selley

    Elsevier Science 2000; US$ 102.00

    There are three types of rock?igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary. Sedimentary rocks form from the weathering, erosion, transportation and deposition of older rocks. Applied Sedimentology describes the formation, transportation and deposition of sediment, and the post-depositional processes that change soft sediment into sedimentary rock. Sedimentary... more...

  • Advances in Coastal Modelingby V.C. Lakhan

    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...

  • Geomorphology of Upland Peatby Martin Evans; Jeff Warburton

    Wiley 2011; US$ 39.95

    The Geomorphology of Upland Peat offers a detailed synthesis of existing literature on peat erosion, incorporating new research ideas and data from two leading experts in the field. Presents the most detailed and current work to date Written in a style that is both intelligent and accessible Fully illustrated with original drawings and photographs... more...