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  • The Mathematics Of Natural Catastrophesby G Woo

    World Scientific Publishing Company 1999; US$ 36.00 US$ 32.76

    This is a unique book about natural catastrophes, focusing on the mathematical aspects of these phenomena. Although academic in style and didactic in purpose, it is practical in the treatment of the diverse issues covered, which range from hazard warning and forecasting to engineering design criteria and insurance loss estimation. Addressing as it... more...

  • Geological Hazardsby Fred G. Bell

    CRC Press 2002; US$ 115.95

    Natural hazards cost the global economy over $50,000 million per year. Two thirds of this is spent on damage repair, the remainder represents the cost of predicting, preventing and mitigating against disasters. Man-made hazards such as groundwater pollution, subsidence and soil erosion add to this figure. Geological Hazards is the first book to... more...

  • Cultures of Disasterby Greg Bankoff

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 49.95

    In this fascinating and comprehensive study, Greg Bankoff traces the history of natural hazards in the Philippines from the records kept by the Spanish colonisers to the 'Calamitous Nineties', and assesses the effectiveness of the relief mechanisms that have evolved to cope with these occurrences. He also examines the correlation between this history... more...

  • Environmental Hazardsby Prof Keith Smith; Keith Smith

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 74.95

    The fourth edition of Environmental Hazards continues to blend physical and social sciences to provide a thoroughly balanced, contemporary introduction to hazards analysis and mitigation strategies. It covers all the major rapid-onset events, whether natural, human or technological in origin which directly threaten humans and what they value. Environmental... more...

  • Promoting Livelihood and Coping Strategies of Groups Affected by Conflicts and Natural Disastersby International Labour Office

    International Labour Office 2005; US$ 5.00

    Focuses on ways of coping with socio-economic and employment challenges of responding to crises arising from natural disaster, man-made catastrophe, or war. Reports on best practices and new avenues for crisis response and early warning, with examples from 14 developing countries around the world. more...

  • Natural Hazardsby Edward Bryant

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 62.00

    This revised edition, first published in 2005, is a comprehensive, inter-disciplinary treatment of the full range of natural hazards. more...

  • Surviving Armageddonby Bill McGuire

    OUP Oxford 2005; US$ 16.99

    What do earthquakes, magma, asteroid 1950DA, and global warming have in common? Not only are they are all natural disasters already under way, but they are ones scientists are now working to predict and prevent. Bill McGuire guides us through the latest approaches being explored to protect the planet, and argues we can make a genuine bid to get through... more...

  • The Mountain Encyclopediaby Frederic Hartemann; Robert Hauptman; Jamling Tenzing Norgay

    Taylor Trade Publishing 2005; US$ 28.99

    A comprehensive reference containing a stunning collection of mountain art and photography, The Mountain Encyclopedia is an alphabetically arranged overview of all the things connected to mountains. Sidebars list such phenomena as the world's 1000 highest peaks, the world's highest volcanoes, the high points of the 50 United States, and 13 Canadian... more...

  • Extreme Events in Nature and Societyby Sergio Albeverio; Volker Jentsch; Holger Kantz

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2006; US$ 78.75

    Significant, and usually unwelcome, surprises, such as floods, financial crisis, epileptic seizures, or material rupture, are the topics of Extreme Events in Nature and Society. The book, authored by foremost experts in these fields, reveals unifying and distinguishing features of extreme events, including problems of understanding and modelling... more...

  • Mitigation of Natural Hazards and Disastersby C. Emdad Haque

    Springer Netherlands 2006; US$ 141.05

    For these and other reasons the ?ndings reported in this volume will be of large signi?cance as future policy decisions are made in a wide variety of natural and social environments. GILBERT F. WHITE Professor Emeritus Geography and Institute of Behavioral Science University of Colorado, Colorado, USA [2] C Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for... more...