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  • Measuring Vulnerability to Natural Hazardsby Birkmann Joern

    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...

  • Promoting Livelihood and Coping Strategies of Groups Affected by Conflicts and Natural Disastersby International Labour Office

    International Labour Office 2005; US$ 5.00

    Focuses on ways of coping with socio-economic and employment challenges of responding to crises arising from natural disaster, man-made catastrophe, or war. Reports on best practices and new avenues for crisis response and early warning, with examples from 14 developing countries around the world. more...

  • Social Perspectives on Disasters in Southeast Asiaby Jean-Christophe Gaillard; Pauline Texier

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2008; US$ 199.00

    The papers in this e-book were prepared for a panel of the 5th EuroSEAS conference held in Naples, Italy, between 12 and 15 September 2007. These include contributions from the academe as well as from the practitioner realm, notably NGOs, from Europe and Southeast Asia. The papers encompass case studies from rural and urban settings in Southeast Asia... more...

  • The Truth About Environmental Hazardsby John V. Perritano

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 42.00

    The World Health Organization defines environmental health as "those aspects of human health, including quality of life, that are determined by physical, chemical, biological, social, and psychosocial factors in the environment." Anything that affects the environmental health of humans, plants, and animals in a negative way is an environmental... more...

  • Hochwasser-Katastrophenmanagementby Verena Adam

    Deutscher Universitätsverlag 2007; US$ 89.00

    Die durch sich häufende Naturkatastrophen, insbesondere Hochwasser, verursachten Schäden erfordern ein verstärktes Engagement in den Bereichen Katastrophenschutz und -hilfe. Verena Adam analysiert, inwieweit sich das Hochwasser-Katastrophenmanagement kommunaler Behörden in Österreich materiell evaluieren lässt und entwickelt ein standardisiertes Konzept,... more...

  • CALCULATING CATASTROPHEby Gordon Woo

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2011; US$ 30.00

    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...

  • Trappedby Glenn Cheney

    Saddleback Educational 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. This series of nonfiction readers will grab a student's interest from the very first page! Designed with struggling... 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 US$ 76.00

    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...

  • Dreadful Visitationsby Alessa Johns

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 43.95

    First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. 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...