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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...
- Springer Milan 2012; US$ 17.75
Questo secondo volume prosegue la breve trattazione sulle catastrofi naturali. Č la volta delle catastrofi dell?acqua e dell?aria, spesso sui giornali quando un uragano o un?inondazione colpiscono il nostro pianeta. E anche delle minacce cosmiche, rare ma in grado di annientare la nostra civiltā. Vedremo quegli straordinari eventi di cui conosciamo... more...
- Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 137.95
Assessment of Vulnerability to Natural Hazards covers the vulnerability of human and environmental systems to climate change and eight natural hazards: earthquakes, floods, landslides, avalanches, forest fires, drought, coastal erosion, and heat waves. This book is an important contribution to the field, clarifying terms and investigating the... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 75.95
The term 'natural disaster' is often used to refer to natural events such as earthquakes, hurricanes or floods. However, the phrase 'natural disaster' suggests an uncritical acceptance of a deeply engrained ideological and cultural myth. At Risk questions this myth and argues that extreme natural events are not disasters until a vulnerable group... more...
- World Scientific Publishing Company 2011; US$ 30.00 US$ 27.30
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...
- Hodder Education 2014; US$ 38.38
Perfect for revision, these guides explain the unit requirements, summarise the content and include specimen questions with graded answers. Each full-colour Student Unit Guide provides support throughout the course. -Feel confident you understand the unit: each guide comprehensively covers the unit content and includes topic summaries, knowledge check... more...
- Hodder Education 2015; US$ 9.60
Student workbook to support students throughout their Cambridge IGCSE Geography course, with plenty of extra practice questions and activities. Accompanies the Cambridge IGCSE Geography student text book, following the contents and chapter order. Studetns wirte their answers in the book and keep it for study in class or at home throughout their course. more...
- Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2013; US$ 126.76
This book gives a new insight into the Carpathian mountain region. In doing so, it includes a broad spectrum of perspectives from different scientific disciplines (both the natural and social sciences) as well as practical knowledge. more...
- University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 30.00
No place is perfectly safe, but some places are more dangerous than others. Whether we live on a floodplain or in "Tornado Alley," near a nuclear facility or in a neighborhood poorly lit at night, we all co-exist uneasily with natural and man-made hazards. As Mark Monmonier shows in this entertaining and immensely informative book, maps can tell us... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 49.95
In this fascinating and comprehensive study, Greg Bankoff traces the history of natural hazards in the Philippines from the records kept by the Spanish colonisers to the 'Calamitous Nineties', and assesses the effectiveness of the relief mechanisms that have evolved to cope with these occurrences. He also examines the correlation between this history... more...