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Natural disasters books

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Recently Published

Flood on the Tracks Living, Dying, and the Nature of Disaster in the Elkhorn River Basin by Todd M. Kerstetter, James E. Sherow Flood on the Tracks Living, Dying, and the Nature of Disaster in the Elkhorn River Basin
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Format: Paperback - Released: 15/11/2017

Flood on the Tracks Living, Dying, and the Nature of Disaster in the Elkhorn River Basin by Todd M. Kerstetter, James E. Sherow Flood on the Tracks Living, Dying, and the Nature of Disaster in the Elkhorn River Basin
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Format: Hardback - Released: 15/11/2017

Living Under the Threat of Earthquakes Short and Long-term Management of Earthquake Risks and Damage Prevention in Nepal by Jorn H. Kruhl Living Under the Threat of Earthquakes Short and Long-term Management of Earthquake Risks and Damage Prevention in Nepal

This book addresses earthquakes, with a special focus on the Ghorka earthquake, which struck parts of central Nepal in April 2015.
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/11/2017

Evolving Narratives of Hazard and Risk The Gorkha Earthquake, Nepal, 2015 by Louise Bracken Evolving Narratives of Hazard and Risk The Gorkha Earthquake, Nepal, 2015

This book presents a range of academic research and personal reflections on the Gorkha earthquake that struck Nepal in 2015. For the first time, perspectives from geography, disaster risk reduction, cultural heritage protection, archaeology, anthropology, social work, health and emergency...
Format: Hardback - Released: 11/11/2017

Coastal and Marine Hazards, Risks, and Disasters by Jean (Department of Geography and Geology, University of Nebraska, Omaha, NE, USA) Ellis Coastal and Marine Hazards, Risks, and Disasters
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Sea and Ocean Hazards, Risks and Disasters provides a scientific approach to those hazards and disasters related to the Earth's coasts and oceans. This is the first book to integrate scientific, social, and economic issues related to disasters such as...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/10/2017

Hydro-Meteorological Hazards, Risks, and Disasters by Paolo (Department of Geography and Geology, University of Nebraska, Omaha, NE, USA) Paron Hydro-Meteorological Hazards, Risks, and Disasters
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Hydro-Meteorological Hazards, Risks, and Disasters provides an integrated look at major atmospheric disasters that have had and continue to have major implications for many of the world's people, such as floods and droughts. . This volume takes a geoscientific approach...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/10/2017

The 2016 Mw 7.1 Kumamoto Earthquake A Photographic Atlas of Coseismic Surface Ruptures Related to the Aso Volcano, Japan by Aiming Lin The 2016 Mw 7.1 Kumamoto Earthquake A Photographic Atlas of Coseismic Surface Ruptures Related to the Aso Volcano, Japan

This book shows the deformation characteristics of coseismic surface ruptures produced by the 2016 Kumamoto earthquake and the relationship between the Aso volcano and active faults.
Format: Hardback - Released: 16/10/2017

Seismic City An Environmental History of San Francisco's 1906 Earthquake by Joanna L. Dyl Seismic City An Environmental History of San Francisco's 1906 Earthquake

On April 18, 1906, a 7.8-magnitude earthquake shook the San Francisco region, igniting fires that burned half the city. The disaster in all its elements - earthquake, fires, and recovery - profoundly disrupted the urban order and challenged San Francisco's...
Format: Hardback - Released: 12/10/2017

Coming Soon

Flood Risk Management Strategies and Governance by Tom Raadgever Flood Risk Management Strategies and Governance

This book points out why organisational or governance aspects are essential for implementing a broad and integrated flood risk management approach. The project investigated strategies for dealing with flood risks in 18 vulnerable urban regions in 6 European countries: England,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/11/2017

Volcanic Unrest From Science to Society by Joachim Gottsmann Volcanic Unrest From Science to Society

This open-access book summarizes the findings of the VUELCO project, a multi-disciplinary and cross-boundary research funded by the European Commission's 7th framework program. It comprises four broad topics:1. The global significance of volcanic unrest2. Geophysical and geochemical fingerprints of unrest...
Format: Hardback - Released: 11/12/2017

Observing the Volcano World Volcano Crisis Communication by Carina Fearnley Observing the Volcano World Volcano Crisis Communication

This book provides a comprehensive overview of volcanic crisis research, the goal being to establish ways of successfully applying volcanology in practice and to identify areas that need to be addressed for future progress.
Format: Hardback - Released: 11/12/2017

Community-based Disaster Risk Management in Azerbaijan by Rovshan Abbasov Community-based Disaster Risk Management in Azerbaijan

This book illustrates the main factors of vulnerability and gives a clear picture about the possible interventions to reduce disaster risks both in schools and communities in Azerbaijan. A new methodology for child centered vulnerability assessments both on school and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 14/12/2017

Animal Management and Welfare in Natural Disasters by James (World Animal Protection, UK) Sawyer, Gerardo (World Animal Protection, Costa Rica) Huertas Animal Management and Welfare in Natural Disasters
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The devastating effects of natural disasters are not only directly on humans and infrastructure, but also on animals, which may be crucial to the livelihoods of many people. This book considers the needs of animals in the aftermath of disasters...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/01/2018

Animal Management and Welfare in Natural Disasters by James (World Animal Protection, UK) Sawyer, Gerardo (World Animal Protection, Costa Rica) Huertas Animal Management and Welfare in Natural Disasters
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The devastating effects of natural disasters are not only directly on humans and infrastructure, but also on animals, which may be crucial to the livelihoods of many people. This book considers the needs of animals in the aftermath of disasters...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/01/2018

Other books in this genre

Firestorm How Wildfire Will Shape Our Future by Edward Struzik Firestorm How Wildfire Will Shape Our Future

A gripping narrative about the new reality of wildfire in North America.
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/09/2017

Developments in Earthquake Geotechnics by Susumu Iai Developments in Earthquake Geotechnics

This book provides a timely review and summary of the recent advances in state-of-the-art earthquake geotechnics.
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/09/2017

Avoidable Deaths A Systems Failure Approach to Disaster Risk Management by Nibedita Ray-Bennett Avoidable Deaths A Systems Failure Approach to Disaster Risk Management

This book addresses one of the most fundamental questions of the 21st century: why deaths continue to occur in natural disasters despite the tremendous advancements in disaster management science and weather forecasting systems, increased sophistication of human-built environments and ongoing...
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/09/2017

Recovering from Catastrophic Disaster in Asia by William L. Waugh Recovering from Catastrophic Disaster in Asia

Community, Environment and Disaster Risk Management provides a series of cross-disciplinary approaches and methods which are exemplified by case studies from different parts of the world. Volume 18 looks at how cities and countries recover from catastrophic disasters with a...
Format: Hardback - Released: 18/09/2017

Asia-Pacific Security Challenges Managing Black Swans and Persistent Threats by Anthony J. Masys Asia-Pacific Security Challenges Managing Black Swans and Persistent Threats

Transnational security challenges such as global climate change, environmental degradation, pandemics, energy security, supply chain security, resource scarcity, terrorism and organized crime are shaping the security landscape regionally and globally.
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/09/2017

Quakeland: Preparing For America's Next Devastating Earthquake by Kathryn Miles Quakeland: Preparing For America's Next Devastating Earthquake


Format: Hardback - Released: 29/08/2017

Adaptive Governance of Disaster Drought and Flood in Rural Areas by Margot Hurlbert Adaptive Governance of Disaster Drought and Flood in Rural Areas

This book provides a comparative analysis of policy instruments designed to respond to climate change, drought and floods in connection with agricultural producers and their communities in four case study areas: Alberta and Saskatchewan, Canada;
Format: Hardback - Released: 24/08/2017

Adaptation to Coastal Storms in Atlantic Canada by Liette Vasseur, Mary J. Thornbush, Steve Plante Adaptation to Coastal Storms in Atlantic Canada
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The analysis covered a large multisite longitudinal project, where a participatory action research (PAR) approach was used to understand how people in 10 coastal communities perceive and experience extreme weather events and to enhance their capacity to adapt and improve...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/08/2017

Megafire The Race to Extinguish a Deadly Epidemic of Flame by Michael Kodas Megafire The Race to Extinguish a Deadly Epidemic of Flame


Format: Hardback - Released: 01/08/2017

Climate, Environmental Hazards and Migration in Bangladesh by Max Martin Climate, Environmental Hazards and Migration in Bangladesh

The apocalyptic visions of climate change that are projected in the media often involve extreme weather events, disasters and mass migration of poor people. This book takes a critical look at this notion, drawing on research in Bangladesh; a country...
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/07/2017

Preparing for Earthquakes: Lessons for India by T. G. Sitharam Preparing for Earthquakes: Lessons for India

The primary goals of this brief are to invoke alertness and solidarity among the public in earthquake prone areas of India, and to empower the community to prepare themselves to face and manage the aftermath of an earthquake.
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/07/2017

The 2011 Japan Earthquake and Tsunami: Reconstruction and Restoration Insights and Assessment after 5 Years by Vicente Santiago-Fandino The 2011 Japan Earthquake and Tsunami: Reconstruction and Restoration Insights and Assessment after 5 Years

This book covers the restoration and reconstruction process and activities undertaken in Japan in the first five years since the 2011 Earthquake and Tsunami - a period widely considered to be the most intensive reconstruction phase within the 10-year restoration...
Format: Hardback - Released: 26/07/2017

Flood Damage Survey and Assessment New Insights from Research and Practice by Daniela Molinari Flood Damage Survey and Assessment New Insights from Research and Practice

Several scholars across the globe identified the present lack of high quality damage data as the main constraint to efficient risk mitigation. The need for a systematic collection of damage data in the aftermath of flood events come into light,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/07/2017

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