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  • Handbook of Coastal Disaster Mitigation for Engineers and Plannersby Miguel Esteban; Hiroshi Takagi; Tomoya Shibayama

    Elsevier Science 2015; US$ 170.00

    The world?s population is expected to increase to over 8 billion by 2020. About 60% of the total population of the world lives in coastal areas and 65% of the cities with a population of over 2.5 million are located in coastal areas. Written by an international panel of experts in the fields of engineering and risk management, The Handbook of Coastal... more...

  • The Doomsday Bookby Joel Levy

    Vision Paperbacks 2006; US$ 16.99

    Looking at the threats to civilisation, this book explains the story and the science behind each one, and provides an assessment of how serious they are and what can and is likely to be done about them. Examining the fate of ancient civilsations and explaining the lessons they teach us, it explores the likelihood of survival when disaster hits. more...

  • 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...

  • International Perspectives on Natural Disastersby Lisa M. DeChano; John Lidstone; Joseph P. Stoltman

    Springer 2006; US$ 239.00

    Presents the occurrences and distributions of natural disaster events and the responses and mitigation practices associated with them. This volume includes a CD-ROM containing electronic versions of the figures, which are all printed in black-and-white in the book. 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...

  • 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...

  • Hochwasser-Katastrophenmanagementby Verena Adam

    Deutscher Universitätsverlag 2007; US$ 89.99

    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$ 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...