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- Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG 2006; US$ 109.00
Presents unifying and distinguishing features of extreme events, including problems of understanding and modelling their origin, spatial and temporal extension, and potential impact. This book aims to help in the difficult problem of anticipation: forecasting the event and proposing measures to moderate or prevent it. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 195.00
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...
- Random House Children's Books 2012; US$ 17.95
Did a meteorite wipe out the dinosaurs and allow for human evolution? Did an earthquake usher in the rise of Greek civilization? Did a snowstorm help create the New York subway? The answer to all these questions is a resounding yes! Over and over again, natural disasters have influenced the course of human history in ways great and small. From the... more...
- 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...
- Springer 2010; US$ 129.00
This volume, written by the Hazards Science Team of the International Year of Planet Earth, brings together some of the most influential international scientists dealing with Natural Hazards and Society's response to natural hazards. It recognises that hazards, like poverty, will always be with us but that concerted and organised societal response... more...
- CRC Press 2002; US$ 115.95
Part One: Geohazards: Assessments and Planning. Part Two: Volcanic Activity. Part Three. Earthquake Activity. Part Four: Mass Movements. Part Five: Problem Soils. Part Six: River Action and Control. Part Seven: Marine Action and Control. Part Eight: Wind Action and Arid Regions. Part Nine: Soil Erosion and Desertification. Part Ten: Waste and its Disposal.... more...
- 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...
- United Nations University Press 2006; US$ 39.00
A seemingly non-stop series of disasters has shown that societies worldwide seem unprepared for the threats posed by natural hazards: Hurricane Katrina, drought in Africa; flooding in China and Germany; earthquakes in Pakistan and India; a tsunami in South-East Asia; and forest fires in Portugal, Australia and North America. The tragic impacts... 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...