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  • Handbook of Coastal Disaster Mitigation for Engineers and Plannersby Miguel Esteban; Hiroshi Takagi; Tomoya Shibayama

    Elsevier Science 2015; Not Available

    The world?s population is expected to increase to over 8 billion by 2020. About 60% of the total population of the world lives in coastal areas and 65% of the cities with a population of over 2.5 million are located in coastal areas. Written by an international panel of experts in the fields of engineering and risk management, The Handbook of Coastal... more...

  • Lebenswirklichkeiten und politische Konstruktionen in Grenzregionenby Christian Wille

    transcript 2015; US$ 31.81

    Wie entstehen grenzüberschreitende Regionen und was charakterisiert sie? Am Beispiel der Großregion SaarLorLux untersuchen die aus Deutschland, Frankreich und Luxemburg stammenden Beiträger dieses Bandes die gesellschaftliche Praxis an EU-Binnengrenzen. Sie diskutieren die Praktiken von institutionellen Akteuren und von Grenzraumbewohnern in den Bereichen... more...

  • Adaptive Radar Resource Managementby Peter Moo; Zhen Ding

    Elsevier Science 2015; US$ 79.95

    Radar Resource Management (RRM) is vital for optimizing the performance of modern phased array radars, which are the primary sensor for aircraft, ships, and land platforms. Adaptive Radar Resource Management gives an introduction to radar resource management (RRM), presenting a clear overview of different approaches and techniques, making it very... more...

  • Tourism Encounters and Controversiesby Asst Prof Gunnar Thór Jóhannesson; Ms Carina Ren; Professor René van der Duim; Professor Dimitri Ioannides

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    The multiplicity of tourism encounters provide some of the best available occasions to observe the social world and its making(s). Focusing on ontological politics of tourism development, this book examines how different versions of tourism are enacted, how encounters between different versions of tourism orderings may result in controversies, but... more...

  • 101 Amazing Facts about Natural Disastersby Jack Goldstein; Frankie Taylor

    Andrews UK 2015; US$ 4.49

    What exactly is an avalanche? Why do tropical cyclones spin in different directions? What is the deadliest heat wave ever to have been recorded? And what are the three different types of lightning? All of this and more is revealed in this fantastic book containing over one hundred facts about the world’s most deadly natural disasters. Covering... more...

  • Nordseeby Hansjörg Küster

    Wachholtz Verlag 2015; Not Available

    Jeden Tag sieht die Nordsee anders aus. Der Meeresspiegel, der eben noch glatt in der Sonne lag, kann im nächsten Moment vom Sturm aufgepeitscht werden. An vielen Küsten der Nordsee wird zweimal täglich Land zu Meer und Meer zu Land: Das Wattenmeer hat eine auf der Welt einmalige Natur. An kaum einem anderen Ort der Welt wird so viel Biomasse gebildet.... more...

  • Making the Empire Workby Daniel E. Bender; Jana K. Lipman

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 28.00

    Millions of laborers, from the Philippines to the Caribbean, performed the work of the United States empire. Forging a global economy connecting the tropics to the industrial center, workers harvested sugar, cleaned hotel rooms, provided sexual favors, and filled military ranks. Placing working men and women at the center of the long history of the... more...

  • Reining in the Rio Grandeby Fred M. Phillips; G. Emlen Hall; Mary E. Black

    University of New Mexico Press 2015; US$ 34.95

    This study examines human interactions with the Rio Grande from prehistoric time to the present day and explores what possibilities remain for the desert river. more...

  • Oregon Disastersby Rachel Dresbeck

    Globe Pequot Press 2015; US$ 15.99

    True accounts of major disasters in Oregon history are retold in this engagingly written collection. Among the true accounts dramatically retold are the deadly Mount Hood avalanche of 1927, the 1933 Tillamook forest fire (one of the worst in U.S. history), the devastating tsunami of 1964, and the 1903 flash flood in Heppner, which carried away a... more...

  • Pennsylvania Disastersby Karen Ivory

    Globe Pequot Press 2015; US$ 15.99

    True accounts of major disasters in Texas history are retold in this engagingly written collection. From the Johnstown floods of 1889 to the heroic actions on United Flight 193 on 9/11, Pennsylvania has been home to some of the nation's most dramatic moments. Each story reveals not only the circumstances surrounding the disaster and the magnitude... more...