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- 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...
- Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 72.95
River Pollution 1: Chemical Analysis discusses methods of detecting and determining the various forms of pollution and the interpretation of results. It aims to provide a chemical background for, and supplement to, the information on analytical methods, and to review critically other methods which may be useful in certain circumstances for research,... more...
- The History Press 2013; US$ 15.99
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...
- Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2014; US$ 37.84
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...
Landslides: Evaluation and Stabilization/Glissement de Terrain: Evaluation et Stabilisation, Set of 2 VolumesCRC Press 2004; US$ 693.00
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...
- Traugott Bautz 2005; US$ 28.39
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...
- 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...
- WIT Press 2008; US$ 278.00
Flooding is a global phenomenon that each year claims around 25,000 lives worldwide. Additionally, many more people must endure the homelessness, disease and crop failures that are left in the wake of the floods. The increased frequency of flooding in the last ten years, coupled with climate change predictions and urban development, suggest that these... more...
- 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...