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  • Assessment of Vulnerability to Natural Hazardsby Jörn Birkmann; Stefan Kienberger; David Alexander

    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...

  • CALCULATING CATASTROPHEby Gordon Woo

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2011; US$ 23.00

    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...

  • Disaster in Paradiseby Amanda Bath

    Harbour Publishing 2015; US$ 22.95

    On the morning of July 12, 2012, Mandy Bath left her picturesque home and garden in Johnson?s Landing, BC, for a day trip to nearby Kaslo. She had no forewarning of what the placid summer day would bring. But just over an hour later, a massive landslide tore into the community, destroying her home and killing four people: Valentine Webber, aged 60,... more...

  • Disaster!by Alan A. Siegel

    Rutgers University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    In Disaster!, Alan A. Siegel brings readers face-to-face with twenty-eight of the deadliest natural and human-caused calamities to strike New Jersey between 1821 and 1906. Accounts of fires, steamboat explosions, shipwrecks, train wrecks, and storms are told in the words of the people who experienced the events firsthand, lending a sense of immediacy... more...

  • Dreadful Visitationsby Alessa Johns

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 43.95

    First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Extreme Eventsby Jonathan Nott

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 44.00

    A textbook that describes how to deduce accurate hazard risk assessments from long-term records. more...

  • Global Catastrophesby Bill McGuire

    Oxford University Press, UK 2006; US$ 9.99

    Life on earth will come to an end. It's just a matter of when. Global Catastrophes: A Very Short Introduction focuses on the many potential catastrophes facing our planet in the future, from global warming, and New Ice Ages, to asteroid impact, supervolcanoes, and mega-tsunami. Bill McGuire tales a timely and accessible look at both the science... more...

  • Gott im Himmel, das Böse auf Erden?by Thomas Hartmann

    Verlag Friedrich Pustet 2013; US$ 12.29

    Wie kann der liebende Gott das Böse, Katastrophen und grauenvolles Leid in der Welt zulassen? Wenn er zugleich uneingeschränkt gut und allmächtig sein soll, scheint dies undenkbar. Bisherige Rechtfertigungsversuche sind nach Meinung des Autors gescheitert. Dennoch lohnt es, sich darüber von einem frischen Standpunkt aus Gedanken zu machen und gleichzeitig... more...

  • Handbook of Coastal Disaster Mitigation for Engineers and Plannersby Miguel Esteban; Hiroshi Takagi; Tomoya Shibayama

    Elsevier Science 2015; US$ 170.00

    The world?s population is expected to increase to over 8 billion by 2020. About 60% of the total population of the world lives in coastal areas and 65% of the cities with a population of over 2.5 million are located in coastal areas. Written by an international panel of experts in the fields of engineering and risk management, The Handbook of Coastal... more...

  • Hochwasser-Katastrophenmanagementby Verena Adam

    Deutscher Universitätsverlag 2007; US$ 89.99

    Die durch sich häufende Naturkatastrophen, insbesondere Hochwasser, verursachten Schäden erfordern ein verstärktes Engagement in den Bereichen Katastrophenschutz und -hilfe. Verena Adam analysiert, inwieweit sich das Hochwasser-Katastrophenmanagement kommunaler Behörden in Österreich materiell evaluieren lässt und entwickelt ein standardisiertes Konzept,... more...