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  • 101 Amazing Facts about Natural Disastersby Jack Goldstein; Frankie Taylor

    Andrews UK 2015; US$ 4.49

    What exactly is an avalanche? Why do tropical cyclones spin in different directions? What is the deadliest heat wave ever to have been recorded? And what are the three different types of lightning? All of this and more is revealed in this fantastic book containing over one hundred facts about the world’s most deadly natural disasters. Covering... 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...

  • Aria, acqua, terra e fuoco - Volume IIby Fabio Vittorio De Blasio

    Springer Milan 2012; US$ 29.95

    Questo secondo volume prosegue la breve trattazione sulle catastrofi naturali. Č la volta delle catastrofi dell?acqua e dell?aria, spesso sui giornali quando un uragano o un?inondazione colpiscono il nostro pianeta. E anche delle minacce cosmiche, rare ma in grado di annientare la nostra civiltā. Vedremo quegli straordinari eventi di cui conosciamo... 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...

  • At Riskby Piers Blaikie; Terry Cannon; Ian Davis; Ben Wisner

    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...


    World Scientific Publishing Company 2011; US$ 111.00

    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...

  • Cartographies of Dangerby Mark Monmonier

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 30.00

    No place is perfectly safe, but some places are more dangerous than others. Whether we live on a floodplain or in "Tornado Alley," near a nuclear facility or in a neighborhood poorly lit at night, we all co-exist uneasily with natural and man-made hazards. As Mark Monmonier shows in this entertaining and immensely informative book, maps can tell us... more...

  • Cultures of Disasterby Greg Bankoff

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 49.95

    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...

  • 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...

  • Dangerous Planetby Bryn Barnard

    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...