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  • 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...

  • Natural Hazard Zonation of Bihar (India) Using Geoinformaticsby Tuhin Ghosh; Anirban Mukhopadhyay

    Springer 2014; US$ 54.99

    With increased climate variability, aggravated natural hazards in the form of extreme events are affecting the lives and livelihoods of many people. This work serves as a basis for formulating a ?preparedness plan? to ensure the effective policy formulation for planned development. Increased demand and competition with a high degree of variability... more...

  • Mountain Geographyby Martin F. Price; Alton C. Byers; Donald A. Friend; Thomas Kohler; Larry W. Price

    University of California Press 2013; US$ 95.00

    Mountains cover a quarter of the Earth?s land surface and a quarter of the global population lives in or adjacent to these areas. The global importance of mountains is recognized particularly because they provide critical resources, such as water, food and wood; contain high levels of biological and cultural diversity; and are often places for tourism... more...

  • DK Readers L4: Earthquakes and Other Natural Disastersby Harriet Griffey

    DK Publishing 2010; US$ 3.99

    This book brings readers face to face with some of the deadliest natural disasters of all time, from the eruption of Mount Vesuvius to the San Francisco earthquake of 1906. As they go, they'll learn about the scientific forces that cause these incredible events. more...

  • Natural Disastersby Kathleen M Reilly; Tom Casteel

    Nomad Press 2012; US$ 12.99

    When natural disasters happen they grab headlines around the world. People, creatures, and the environment are all impacted when nature gets out of control. Natural disasters can be upsetting to live through, but scientists today better understand their causes and how we can protect ourselves and others. Natural Disasters: Investigate Earth?s Most... more...

  • Trappedby Glenn Cheney

    Saddleback Publishing 2012; US$ 11.95

    Discover the astonishing true stories—that will make readers laugh, cry, and gasp—behind the headlines: The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire, A Sticky Mess, The Iron Curtain, The Kursk, The Quecreek Mine Flood, The Chilean Miners, and more. more...

  • Katastrophenby

    Primus Verlag 2013; US$ 6.18

    Erhard Oeser veranschaulicht anhand vieler Beispiele, dass die Evolution als eine Abfolge von Katastrophen begreifbar ist. So ermöglichte beispielsweise erst das Aussterben der Saurier durch eine kosmische Katastrophe die Ausbreitung der Säugetiere. Das Entsetzen, das uns beim Anblick von Massentod und Zerstörung ergreift, muss letztendlich der Einsicht... more...

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

    Verlag Friedrich Pustet 2013; US$ 13.41

    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...

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

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 139.95

    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...

  • 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...