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  • Disaster in Paradiseby Amanda Bath

    Harbour Publishing 2015; US$ 22.95

    Mandy Bath was born and raised in England, and she lived in London before moving to the tiny community of Johnson?s Landing in 1993. She holds a Ph.D. in Catalan Literature, and worked in human rights research for Amnesty International for a decade. Since her home in Johnson?s Landing was destroyed by the 2012 landslide, she now lives in Kaslo, BC,... more...

  • Oregon Disastersby Rachel Dresbeck

    Globe Pequot Press 2015; US$ 15.99

    True accounts of major disasters in Oregon history are retold in this engagingly written collection. Among the true accounts dramatically retold are the deadly Mount Hood avalanche of 1927, the 1933 Tillamook forest fire (one of the worst in U.S. history), the devastating tsunami of 1964, and the 1903 flash flood in Heppner, which carried away a... more...

  • Pennsylvania Disastersby Karen Ivory

    Globe Pequot Press 2015; US$ 15.99

    True accounts of major disasters in Texas history are retold in this engagingly written collection. From the Johnstown floods of 1889 to the heroic actions on United Flight 193 on 9/11, Pennsylvania has been home to some of the nation's most dramatic moments. Each story reveals not only the circumstances surrounding the disaster and the magnitude... 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...

  • Natural Hazardsby Edward Bryant

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 56.00

    This revised edition, first published in 2005, is a comprehensive, inter-disciplinary treatment of the full range of natural hazards. more...

  • Acts of Godby Theodore Steinberg

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 18.99

    In exploring the unnatural history of natural calamity, this book surveys more than a century of losses from weather and seismic extremes, exposing the fallacy of seeing such calamities as simply random events. The author shows that is always America's poor, elderly, and minorities who suffer most. more...

  • Large-Scale Disastersby Mohamed Gad-el-Hak

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 208.00

    A review volume presenting research into the prediction, prevention or mitigation of large-scale disasters. more...

  • Remote Sensing and GIS Technologies for Monitoring and Prediction of Disastersby Shailesh Nayak; Sisi Zlatanova

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2008; US$ 209.00

    Lessons recently learned have given clear indications that the prediction and efficient monitoring of disasters is one of the critical factors in decision-making process. This book focuses on a wider utilisation of remote sensing in disaster management. more...

  • Surviving Armageddonby Bill McGuire

    Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 22.99

    What do earthquakes, magma, asteroid 1950DA, and global warming have in common? Not only are they are all natural disasters already under way, but they are ones scientists are now working to predict and prevent. Bill McGuire guides us through the latest approaches being explored to protect the planet, and argues we can make a genuine bid to get through... more...

  • Natural Hazards and Human-Exacerbated Disasters in Latin Americaby Edgardo Latrubesse

    Elsevier Science 2009; US$ 146.00

    The main objective of the book is to offer a vision of the dynamics of the main disasters in South America, describing their mechanisms and consequences on South American societies. The chapters are written by selected specialists of each country. Human-induced disasters are also included, such as desertification in Patagonia and soil erosion in Brazil.... more...