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  • Extreme Events in Nature and Societyby S. Albeverio; V. Jentsch; H. Kantz

    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...

  • Mitigation of Natural Hazards and Disastersby C. Emdad Haque

    Springer 2006; US$ 169.00

    Examines the aspects of prevention, mitigation, and management of environmental hazards and disasters from an international perspective. In light of the debate on climate change and the effects of such a change upon increasing frequency and magnitude of extreme environmental events, this work overviews various policy and response discourses. 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...

  • Large-Scale Disastersby Mohamed Gad-el-Hak

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 196.00

    A review volume presenting research into the prediction, prevention or mitigation of large-scale disasters. 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...

  • Geophysical Hazardsby Tom Beer

    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...