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  • Die Natur der Gefahrby Uwe Lübken

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2014; US$ 42.27

    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$ 31.71

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Flood Recovery, Innovation and Responseby D. Proverbs; C. A. Brebbia; E. Penning-Rowsell

    WIT Press 2008; US$ 242.00

    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...

  • 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 Recovery, Innovation and Response IVby D. Proverbs; C. A. Brebbia

    WIT Press 2014; US$ 258.00

    Flooding is a global phenomenon that claims numerous lives worldwide each year. Set up to promote research into this area of study, this book contains the proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Flood Recovery, Innovation and Response.This book covers topics related to flooding and its impacts on communities, property and people. more...

  • Flood Warning, Forecasting and Emergency Responseby Kevin Sene

    Springer 2008; US$ 239.00

    Recent flood events in Europe, the USA and elsewhere have shown the devastating impact that flooding can have on people and property. Flood warning and forecasting systems provide a well-established way to help to reduce the effects of flooding by allowing people to be evacuated from areas at risk, and for measures to be taken to reduce damage to property.... more...

  • Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Managementby Edmund Penning-Rowsell; Sally Priest; Dennis Parker; Joe Morris; Sylvia Tunstall; Christophe Viavattene; John Chatterton; Damon Owen

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 255.00

    A new ?Multi-Coloured Manual'  This book is a successor to and replacement for the highly respected manual and handbook on the benefits of flood and coastal risk management, produced by the Flood Hazard Research Centre at Middlesex University, UK, with support from Defra and the Environment Agency. It builds upon a previous book known as the "multi-coloured... 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...