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  • 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$ 152.00

    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$ 199.00

    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

    OUP Oxford 2007; US$ 16.99

    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...

  • Naturkatastrophenby Harald Frater; Karsten Schwanke; Nadja Podbregar; Dieter Lohmann

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2009; Not Available

    Regelmäßig und scheinbar immer häufiger zeigt die Natur ihre zerstörerische Kraft. Doch nicht alle Naturkatastrophen haben natürliche Ursachen. Längst greift der Mensch in die empfindlichen Kreisläufe unseres Planeten ein und schafft damit neue Gefahren. Der bekannte ZDF-Moderator Karsten Schwanke erklärt in seinem Buch verständlich die Auslöser von... more...

  • MOUNTAIN GEOMORPHOLOGYby Phil Owens; Olav Slaymaker

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 55.95

    Mountains represent one of the most inspiring and attractive natural features on the surface of the earth. Visually, they dominate the landscape. However, the increasing realization of the fragility of mountain areas because of changes in land use, management and climate, combined with an understanding of their importance for water and other natural... more...

  • Geophysical Hazardsby Tom Beer

    Springer Netherlands 2010; Not Available

    In this book, geoscientists, social scientists, and those involved in both the administration of international science and international disaster reduction address the latest in the science of natural hazards as well as our response to them. more...

  • The Illustrated History of Natural Disastersby Jan Kozák; Vladimir Cermák

    Springer Netherlands 2010; US$ 71.96

    This book tells the story of the Earth itself, explaining the interplay of its gradual geologi- levolution, presented as a generally slow and safe process, with the sudden manifestations of natural hazards, which involve disasters that affect the environment and lead to huge material damage and human losses. The natural forces at play, whether they... more...

  • Geohazard-associated Geounitsby Q. Hugh J. Gwyn; L. A. Rivard

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2009; US$ 529.00

    Globally there has been a marked increase in both the frequency and cost of natural disasters occurring due to geological, hydrological and meteorological causes. According to the United States National Academy of Sciences losses caused by natural disasters have quadrupled in the last twenty years. This book, conceived as a technical manual deals... more...