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  • Floodby John Withington

    Reaktion Books 2013; US$ 24.95

    From the flood that remade the earth in the Old Testament to the 1931 China floods that killed almost four million people, from the broken levees in New Orleans to the almost yearly rising waters of rivers like the Mississippi, floods have many causes: rain, melting ice, storms, tsunamis, failures of dams and levees, acts of vengeful gods. They have... more...

  • Flash Floodsby Kevin Sene

    Springer 2013; US$ 179.00

    Flash floods typically develop in a period a few hours or less and can arise from heavy rainfall and other causes, such as dam or flood defence breaches, and ice jam breaks. The rapid development, often associated with a high debris content, can present a considerable risk to people and property. This book describes recent developments in techniques... more...

  • The Severn Tsunami?by Mike Hall

    The History Press 2013; US$ 18.94

    On 30 January 1607 a huge wave, over 7m high, swept up the River Severn, flooding the land on either side. The wall of water reached as far in land as Bristol and Cardiff. It swept away everything in its path, devastating communities and killing thousands of people. Historian and geographer Mike Hall pieces together the contemporary accounts and the... more...

  • Landslides: Evaluation and Stabilization/Glissement de Terrain: Evaluation et Stabilisation, Set of 2 Volumesby W. Lacerda; Mauricio Ehrlich; S.A.B. Fontoura; A.S.F. Sayao

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 660.00

    These volumes comprise the Proceedings of the Ninth International Symposium on Landslides, held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from June 28 to July 2, 2004. Information on the latest developments in Landslide Studies is presented by invited lecture reports, specialized panel contributions and over two hundred and forty technical papers, grouped in the... more...

  • Die Natur der Gefahrby Uwe Lübken

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2014; US$ 41.74

    An kaum einem anderen Fluss der Vereinigten Staaten trafen natürliche und gesellschaftliche Dynamik so drastisch aufeinander wie am Ohio River. Der Fluss war als Kommunikations- und Transportachse von überragender Bedeutung für das rapide Wachstum im Ohio Valley im 19. Jahrhundert. An seinen Ufern entstanden innerhalb kürzester Zeit Handelszentren... more...

  • Die Überschwemmungen von 1868 in der Schweizby Stephanie Summermatter

    Traugott Bautz 2005; US$ 30.98

    InhaltsverzeichnisVORWORT1 EINLEITUNG1.1 Fragestellung1.2 Die Fragestellung im Kontext der Umweltgeschichte1.3 Quellenlage und offene Fragen1.4 Forschungsstand1.5 Aufbau2 DIE ÜBERSCHWEMMUNGEN VON 1868 IN IHREM KONTEXT2.1 Naturkatastrophen2.1.1 Von der "Naturgefahr" zur "Naturkatastrophe" - ein Definitionsversuch2.1.2 Katastrophenmanagement: Bewältigung... more...

  • Flood and Megaflood Processes and Depositsby I. Peter Martini; V. R. Baker; Garzó; Guillermina n

    Wiley 2009; US$ 184.95

    The aim of this publication is the understanding of large floods and their impact on the Earth's surface. The major objectives are: 1) to take a second look at what constitutes a megaflood that the principle of uniformitarianism is at some loss to explain and 2) to try to determine what could happen in such large floods by analyzing those that occur... more...

  • RIVER PROCESSESby R. Andre

    Taylor & Francis Ltd 2003; US$ 49.50

    River processes is intended for students interested in fluvial studies and deals primarily with flow and sediment dynamics in alluvial channels. more...

  • Flood Recovery, Innovation and Response IIby D. De Wrachien; D. Proverbs; C.A. Brebbia

    WIT Press 2010; US$ 256.00

    One-third of the annual natural disasters and economic losses, and more than half of the associated victims are flood related. A burgeoning global population and growing wealth, particularly in the last two or three decades, have increased the risk and the demand for flood protection. These features, together with climate change predictions and urban... more...

  • Flood Early Warning Systemsby D. MOLINARI; S. MENONI; F. BALLIO

    WIT Press 2013; US$ 168.00

    Focusing specifically on the topic of flood risk in mountainous regions, the book can be viewed as a sort of manual for EWS designers, managers, and users. It is organised into different independent sections which will appeal both to experts as well as those with an interest in the subject. Most of results can also be exported to other hazards. more...