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  • Natural Disasters and Adaptation to Climate Changeby Sarah Boulter; Jean Palutikof; David John Karoly; Daniela Guitart

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 36.00

    Eighteen case studies of worldwide natural disasters are used to inform actual climate change adaptation practice for researchers and decision makers. more...

  • The Collapse of Western Civilizationby Naomi Oreskes; Erik M. Conway

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 8.99

    The year is 2393, and a senior scholar of the Second People's Republic of China presents a gripping and deeply disturbing account of how the children of the Enlightenment, the political and economic elites of the so-called advanced industrial societies, entered into a Penumbral period in the early decades of the twenty-first century, a time when sound... more...

  • Doing Cultural Geographyby Pamela Shurmer-Smith

    SAGE Publications 2001; US$ 58.00

    A new series from SAGE Publications Written with reference to the Geography Benchmark Statement, Doing Cultural Geography emphasises active learning, and so will invite students to ask questions, look for the appropriate methods to answer those questions, and decide on the most effective way of representing the findings. more...

  • Urban Ecosystemsby Frederick R. Adler; Colby J. Tanner

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 58.00

    An accessible introduction to the unifying principles of ecology through the exploration of urban ecosystems. more...

  • Climate Change and Global Sustainabilityby Akimassa Sumi; Nobuo Mimura; Toshihiko Masui

    United Nations University Press 2011; Not Available

    Climate change owing to global warming is a paramount concern for society in the twenty-first century, and it is not an issue that can be solved by individual academic or scientific disciplines working in isolation. Because climate change involves a wide range of interlinked problems, solutions must be pursued in an interdisciplinary manner. This book... more...

  • Supercontinentby Ted Nield

    Granta Publications 2012; US$ 13.32

    The shifting continents of the Earth are heading for inevitable collision: 250 million years from now, all the land masses on this planet will come together in a single, gigantic supercontinent which no human is ever likely to see. That future supercontinent will not be the first to form on Earth, nor will it be the last. Each cycle lasts half a billion... more...

  • The Holoceneby Neil Roberts

    Wiley 2013; US$ 53.95 US$ 48.56

    The Holocene provides students, researchers and lay-readers with the remarkable story of how the natural world has been transformed since the end of the last Ice Age around 15,000 years ago.  This period has witnessed a shift from environmental changes determined by natural forces to those dominated by human actions, including those of climate... more...

  • Island on Fireby Alexandra Witze; Jeff Kanipe

    Profile Books 2014; US$ 6.65

    Laki is Iceland's largest volcano. Its eruption in 1783 is one of history's great, untold natural disasters. Spewing out sun-blocking ash and then a poisonous fog for eight long months, the effects of the eruption lingered across the world for years. It caused the deaths of people as far away as the Nile and created catastrophic conditions throughout... more...

  • Australian Freshwater Ecologyby Andrew Boulton; Margaret Brock; Belinda Robson; Darren Ryder; Jane Chambers; Jenny Davis

    Wiley 2014; US$ 82.95 US$ 74.66

    As pressures on Australia’s inland waters intensify from population growth, expanding resource development and climate change, there is an urgent need to manage and protect these special areas. Understanding their ecology underpins their wise management and conservation. Australian Freshwater Ecology vividly describes the physical,... more...

  • Geology of the Alpsby O. Adrian Pfiffner

    Wiley 2014; US$ 99.95 US$ 89.96

    The Alps, with their outstanding outcrop conditions, represent a superb natural laboratory for many geological processes, and have played a crucial role in the history of geology. This book gives an up-to-date and holistic overview of the key aspects of Alpine geology. After a brief presentation of the plate tectonic framework, the rock suites are... more...