Natural Disasters


"The Buncefield Explosion"

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With approx 250 photos, 7 maps & 2-3 diagrams. Paperback, 128 pages. Size: 297 x 210 mm. Weight: 1220g.
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ISBN:  0955275903
Publisher:  Sceptre Education
Date:  2006  (United Kingdom)
Readership:  General (Us: Trade) Natural Disasters

"Mapping Vulnerability"

Disasters, Development and People

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The authors critically examine vulnerability as a concept that is vital to the way we understand the impact and magnitude of disasters. They do this as a counterbalance to technocratic approaches that limit themselves to simply looking at natural phenomena. With figures, tables, index. Paperback, 256 pages. Size: 232 x 150 mm. Weight: 391g.
Author:  (Bankoff, Greg, ed.)
ISBN:  1853839647
Publisher:  James & James (Science Publishers) Ltd
Date:  2003  (UK)
Readership:  Academic/Specialist Natural Disasters

"Earthquake Risk Reduction"

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Encompassing theory and field experience, this book covers the main subject areas in earthquake risk reduction, ranging from geology, seismology, structural and soil dynamics to hazard and risk assessment, risk management and planning, engineering and the architectural design of new structures and equipment. With index. Hardback, 520 pages. Size: 252 x 177 mm. Weight: 1103g.
Author:  Dowrick, D.J.
ISBN:  047149688X
Publisher:  John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Date:  2003  (United States)
Readership:  Professional & Vocational Natural Disasters

"Nuclear Or Not?"

Does Nuclear Power Have a Place in a Sustainable Energy Future?

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"Energy, Climate and the Environment" series; Climate change is an increasingly worrying global problem. This book looks at the energy technologies which might help us to develop a sustainable energy future, with emphasis on renewable energy technologies and the political and economic context needed for them to prosper. It also focuses on the problems as well as the opportunities. With 15 figures, 14 tables & 1 photograph. Hardback, 256 pages. Size: 216 x 138 mm. Weight: 457g.
Author:  (Elliott, David, ed.)
ISBN:  0230507646
Publisher:  Palgrave MacMillan
Date:  2007  (United Kingdom)
Readership:  General (Us: Trade) Nuclear Issues

"Nuclear Decommissioning, Waste Management, and Environmental Site Remediation"

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Decommissioning nuclear facilities involves materials that may be highly radioactive and therefore require sophisticated methods of containment and remote handling. This book describes the techniques used for dismantling redundant nuclear facilities, the safe storage of radioactive wastes and the restoration of nuclear licensed sites. With illustrations. Hardback, 330 pages. Size: 254 x 178 mm. Weight: 795g.
Author:  Bayliss, Colin Langley, Kevin
ISBN:  0750677449
Publisher:  Elsevier Science & Technology
Date:  2003  (Netherlands)
Readership:  Professional & Vocational Nuclear Issues

"Nuclear Power is Not the Answer"

To Global Warming Or Anything Else

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The world-renowned antinuclear activist's myth-busting look at the real costs and consequences of nuclear energy. With illustrations. Hardback, 128 pages. Size: 191 x 133 mm. Weight: 788g.
Author:  Caldicott, Helen
ISBN:  1595580670
Publisher:  The New Press
Date:  2006  (United States)
Readership:  General (Us: Trade) Nuclear Issues

"Making the Impossible Possible"

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Presents a riveting story and a researched case study that delves into the spectacularly impossible success of the shutdown and clean-up of Rocky Flats, one of the most notorious nuclear weapons plants in the United States. With illustrations. Paperback, 250 pages. Size: 241 x 177 mm. Weight: 505g.
Author:  Cameron, Kim S. Lavine, Marc
ISBN:  1576753905
Publisher:  Berrett-Koehler
Date:  2006  (United States)
Readership:  Professional & Vocational Nuclear Issues

"Power to Save the World"

The Truth About Nuclear Energy

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With illustrations. Hardback, 439 pages. Size: 241 x 168 mm. Weight: 888g.
Author:  Cravens, Gwyneth
ISBN:  0307266567
Publisher:  Random House Usa Inc
Date:  2007  (United States)
Readership:  General (Us: Trade) Nuclear Issues

"Nuclear Safeguards, Security and Nonproliferation"

Achieving Security With Technology and Policy

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With an increase of global security concerns over potential terrorist acts, the threat of WMDs, and increasing political issues with nations seeking nuclear capability, the need to track, detect, and safeguard nuclear material globally has never been greater. This work covers the technologies used to trace, track, and safeguard nuclear material. With approx. 120 illustrations. Hardback, 624 pages. Size: 260 x 184 mm. Weight: 1303g.
Author:  Doyle, James
ISBN:  0750686731
Publisher:  Elsevier Science & Technology
Date:  2008  (United Kingdom)
Readership:  Professional & Vocational Nuclear Issues

"Nuclear Energy Now"

Why the Time Has Come for the World's Most Misunderstood Energy Source

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The dramatic increases in oil and natural gas prices, the finite supply of fossil fuels, and concerns over emissions and global warming are forcing us to consider alternatives. This title argues that the time has come for the US. With illustrations, maps. Hardback, 230 pages. Size: 236 x 163 mm. Weight: 425g.
Author:  Herbst, Alan M. Hopley, George W.
ISBN:  0470051361
Publisher:  John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Date:  2007  (United Kingdom)
Readership:  Undergraduate Nuclear Issues

"The Call of the Sea"

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"Inspirational Giftbooks" series; Contains Helen Exley Giftbooks. With illustrations. Hardback, 80 pages. Size: 150 x 105 mm. Weight: 136g.
Author:  (Exley, Helen, ed.)
ISBN:  1850159947
Publisher:  Exley Publications Ltd
Date:  1999  (United Kingdom)
Readership:  General (Us: Trade) Oceanography (Seas)

"Environmental Modelling and Prediction"

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The physical, chemical and biological processes that govern the behaviour of the environmental system can be understood through mathematical modelling, and their evolution can be studied by means of numerical simulation. This book presents a summary of various efficient approaches in atmospheric prediction. With 168 figs.. Hardback, 493 pages. Size: 235 x 159 mm. Weight: 816g.
Author:  (Peng, Gongbing, ed.)
ISBN:  3540674225
Publisher:  Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg Gmbh & Co. Kg
Date:  2001  (Germany)
Readership:  Professional & Vocational Oceanography (Seas)

"Margo - Multiproxy Approach for the Reconstruction of the Glacial Ocean Surface"

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Summarizes the results of the MARGO international working group, with the aim to develop a reconstruction of sea surface temperatures and sea-ice extent of the Last Glacial Maximum oceans. This volume represents a contribution to the understanding of ice-age oceanography as well as the proxies used to reconstruct past ocean states. With illustrations. Hardback, 306 pages. Size: 280 x 210 mm. Weight: 788g.
Author:  (Kucera, M., ed.)
ISBN:  0080447023
Publisher:  Elsevier Science & Technology
Date:  2005  (United Kingdom)
Readership:  Professional & Vocational Oceanography (Seas)

"Marine Geography"

Gis for the Oceans and Seas

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This book is a collection of case studies documenting some of the many applications of marine GIS in the field today. The contributing authors share their work, challenges, successes and progress in the use of GIS and show how it is being used to influence change. With colour illustrations, colour maps. Paperback, 224 pages. Size: 230 x 185 mm. Weight: 458g.
Author:  (Breman, Joe, ed.)
ISBN:  1589480457
Publisher:  Environmental Systems Research Institute Inc.,U.S.
Date:  2003  (United States)
Readership:  General (Us: Trade) Oceanography (Seas)

"Mediterranean Climate"

Variability and Trends

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"Regional Climate Studies" series; Presenting the analysis of climatological data from 500 BC to the present day, this volume discusses climate variability and its interaction with the biosphere in the Mediterranean area. Different approaches are applied to describe and interpret climate variability and to denote trends. With 127 illus., 68 in color.. Hardback, 342 pages. Size: 241 x 163 mm. Weight: 703g.
Author:  (Bolle, H.J., ed.)
ISBN:  3540438386
Publisher:  Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg Gmbh & Co. Kg
Date:  2002  (Germany)
Readership:  Professional & Vocational Oceanography (Seas)

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