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  • The Fukushima and Tohoku Disasterby School of Societal Safety Sciences

    Elsevier Science 2017; US$ 150.00

    The Fukushima and Tohoku Disaster: A Review of the Five-Year Reconstruction Efforts covers the outcome of the response, five years later, to the disasters associated with the Great East Japan earthquake on March 11, 2011. The 3.11 disaster, as it is referred to in Japan, was a complex accident, the likes of which humans had never faced before. This... more...

  • Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management in Mediterranean Countriesby Ioannis M. Dokas; Narjès Bellamine-Ben Saoud; Julie Dugdale; Paloma Díaz

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 50.78

    This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management in Mediterranean Countries, ISCRAM-med 2017, held in Xanthi, Greece, in October 2017. ISCRAM-med conferences aim to enhance the collaboration and solidarity between Mediterranean countries in issues related... more...

  • The Floating Worldby C. Morgan Babst

    Algonquin Books 2017; US$ 19.95

    A dazzling debut about family, home, and grief, The Floating World takes readers into the heart of Hurricane Katrina with the story of the Boisdorés, whose roots stretch back nearly to the foundation of New Orleans. Though the storm is fast approaching the Louisiana coast, Cora, the family’s fragile elder daughter, refuses to leave the city, forcing... more...

  • Developments in Earthquake Geotechnicsby Susumu Iai

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 153.54

    This book provides a timely review and summary of the recent advances in state-of-the-art earthquake geotechnics. The earthquake disasters in Japan and New Zealand in 2011 prompted the urgent need for the state-of-the-art earthquake geotechnics to be put into practice for disaster mitigation. By reviewing the developments in earthquake geotechnics... more...

  • Science and Technology in Disaster Risk Reduction in Asiaby Rajib Shaw; Koichi Shiwaku; Takako Izumi

    Elsevier Science 2017; US$ 99.95

    Science and Technology in Disaster Risk Reduction in Asia: Potentials and Challenges provides both a local and global perspective on how to implement the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction. Topics demonstrate the advancement of scientific research as it applies to early warning systems, including identifying risk and the strengthening... more...

  • Firestormby Edward Struzik

    Island Press 2017; US$ 29.99

    In the spring of 2016, the world watched as wildfire ravaged the Canadian town of Fort McMurray. Firefighters named the fire "the Beast.” It seemed to be alive with destructive energy, and they hoped never to see anything like it again. Yet it's not a stretch to imagine we will all soon live in a world in which fires like the Beast are commonplace.... more...

  • International Humanitarian Actionby Hans-Joachim Heintze; Pierre Thielbörger

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 102.75

    This textbook examines a wide range of humanitarian action issues in five parts, presented by specialists from different academic fields. The respective parts reflect the five core modules of the International NOHA Joint Master’s Programme “International Humanitarian Action”: a) World Politics, b) International Law, c) Public Health, d) Anthropology,... more...

  • Mine Seismology: Seismic Warning Conceptby S.N. Glazer

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 88.58

    This book illustrates how mine seismology can be used to improve underground safety standards. It describes several preventive actions that have been put into practice at the 5B Area of No. 5 Shaft Vaal Reefs gold mine after issuing seismic warnings. These included additional safety pillars, changes in mining sequences and directions, and a review... more...

  • Urban Emergency Managementby Thomas Henkey

    Elsevier Science 2017; US$ 99.95

    Urban Emergency Management: Planning and Response for the 21st Century takes the concepts and practices of emergency management and places them in the context of the complex challenges faced by the contemporary city. Cities provide unique challenges to emergency managers. The concentrated population and often dense layering of infrastructure can... more...

  • Asia-Pacific Security Challengesby Anthony J. Masys; Leo S.F. Lin

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 153.54

    This edited book examines the contemporary regional security concerns in the Asia-Pacific recognizing the ‘Butterfly effect’, the concept that small causes can have large effects: ‘the flap of a butterfly’s wings can cause a typhoon halfway around the world’.   For many Asia-Pacific states, domestic security challenges are at least as important as... more...