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  • The Human Ageby Diane Ackerman

    HarperCollins Canada 2014; US$ 15.99

    A New York Times Bestseller Diane Ackerman is justly celebrated for her unique insight into the natural world and our place in it. In this landmark book, she confronts the unprecedented reality that one prodigiously intelligent and meddlesome creature, Homo sapiens , is now the dominant force shaping the future of planet Earth. Humans have... more...

  • Applied Geothermicsby Lev Eppelbaum; Izzy Kutasov; Arkady Pilchin

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2014; US$ 279.00

    This book describes the origin and characteristics of the Earth?s thermal field, thermal flow propagation and thermal phenomena of the Earth. It presents common geothermal problems and methodologies, with numerous examples from different regions worldwide. more...

  • The Doomsday Handbookby Alok Jha

    Quercus 2013; Not Available

    We live in a world positively teeming with threats and apocalyptic scenarios. Many of them are familiar: terrorism, deadly viruses, global warming and war, but many others most of us can't even imagine: self-replicating nanobots that can devour an entire planet, high-energy experiments that threaten to suck the Earth into a mini black hole, and even... more...

  • Climate Changeby Mark Maslin

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 7.99

    Climate change is still, arguably, the most critical and controversial issue facing the world in the twenty-first century. Previously published as Global Warming: A Very Short Introduction, the new edition is now Climate Change: A Very Short introduction, reflecting an important change in the terminology of the last decade. In the third edition, Mark... more...

  • The End of Doomby Ronald Bailey

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 28.99

    In the past five decades there have been many, many forecasts of impending environmental doom. They have universally been proven wrong. Meanwhile, those who have bet on human resourcefulness have almost always been correct. In his widely praised book Ecoscam, Ronald Bailey strongly countered environmentalist alarmism, using facts to demonstrate... more...

  • Carbon Blackby Declan Milling

    Clink Street Publishing 2014; US$ 4.36

    It's the end of the decade and the international response to climate change has defaulted to a piecemeal carbon market, which a new UN body is trying to make work. But the carbon market has become a battleground between anti-capitalist activists, now aggressively militant, and market proponents. And there are others, intent on protecting the status... more...

  • Recent Advances in Modeling Landslides and Debris Flowsby Wei Wu

    Springer International Publishing 2014; US$ 129.00

    Landslides and debris flows belong to the most dangerous natural hazards in many parts of the world. Despite intensive research, these events continue to result in human suffering, property losses, and environmental degradation every year. Better understanding of the mechanisms and processes of landslides and debris flows will help make reliable predictions,... more...

  • Towards an Interdisciplinary Approach in Earth System Scienceby Gerrit Lohmann; Helge Meggers; Vikram Unnithan; Dieter Wolf-Gladrow; Justus Notholt; Astrid Bracher

    Springer International Publishing 2015; US$ 54.99

    This book describes the latest advances at the Helmholtz ?Earth System Science Research School? where scientists from the Alfred Wegener Institute in Bremerhaven, the University of Bremen, and the Jacobs University are involved in research. One of the greatest challenges is understanding ongoing environmental changes. The longer the time scale the... more...

  • Seismic Ground Response Analysisby Nozomu Yoshida

    Springer Netherlands 2014; US$ 129.00

    This book presents state-of-the-art information on seismic ground response analysis, and is not only very valuable and useful for practitioners but also for researchers. The topics covered are related to the stages of analysis: 1. Input parameter selection, by reviewing the in-situ and laboratory tests used to determine dynamic soil properties as... more...

  • How Dangerous Is Lightning?by Christian Bouquegneau; Vladimir Rakov

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 14.95

    Lightning strikes somewhere on the surface of the earth about 100 times every second, and current observations indicate a significant increase in activity in the coming years. This illustrated survey explores the history of lightning, from ancient to modern times. Mythology and observations of lightning damage constituted the extent of lightning... more...