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Can Internet Predict Any Kinds of Pollution? (Paperback): Johnny,C.H. LOK Can Internet Predict Any Kinds of Pollution? (Paperback)
Johnny,C.H. LOK
R1,612 R1,477 Discovery Miles 14 770 Save R135 (8%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Nature Notebook - 150 Lined Pages, Glossy Softcover, 6 X 9 (Paperback): Wild Pages Press Nature Notebook - 150 Lined Pages, Glossy Softcover, 6 X 9 (Paperback)
Wild Pages Press
R141 Discovery Miles 1 410 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Haiti - Earthquake & Response (Hardcover): Rachael A. Donlon Haiti - Earthquake & Response (Hardcover)
Rachael A. Donlon
R2,436 R1,849 Discovery Miles 18 490 Save R587 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The largest earthquake ever recorded in Haiti devastated parts of the country, including the capital, on January 12, 2010. The quake, centred about 15 miles south-west of Port-au-Prince, was a magnitude of 7.0, followed by a series of severe aftershocks. It is estimated that 3 million people, approximately one third of the overall population, have been affected by the earthquake. The Government of Haiti is reporting an estimated 112,000 deaths and 194,000 injured. This book explores the Haitian earthquake and global response as immediate needs are met and the humanitarian relief operation continues. The government is struggling to restore the institutions needed for it to function, ensure political stability, and address long-term reconstruction and development planning.

Rural Sustainability - A Complex Systems Approach to Policy Analysis (Paperback, 1st ed. 2017): Qing Tian Rural Sustainability - A Complex Systems Approach to Policy Analysis (Paperback, 1st ed. 2017)
Qing Tian
R972 Discovery Miles 9 720 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This volume applies the science of complexity to study coupled human-environment systems (CHES) and integrates ideas from the social sciences of climate change into a study of rural development amid flooding and urbanization in the Poyang Lake Region (PLR) of China. Author Qing Tian operationalizes the concept of sustainability and provides useful scientific analyses for sustainable development in less developed rural areas that are vulnerable to climatic hazards. The book uses a new sustainability framework that is centered on the concept of well-being to study rural development in PLR. The PLR study includes three major analyses: (1) a regional assessment of human well-being; (2) an empirical analysis of rural livelihoods; and (3) an agent-based computer model used to explore future rural development. These analyses provide a meaningful view of human development in the Poyang Lake Region and illustrate some of the complex local- and macro-level processes that shape the livelihoods of rural households in the dynamic process of urbanization. They generate useful insights about how government policy might effectively improve the well-being of rural households and promote sustainable development amid social, economic, and environmental changes. This case study has broader implications. Rural populations in the developing world are disproportionally affected by extreme climate events and climate change. Furthermore, the livelihoods of rural households in the developing world are increasingly under the influences of macro-level forces amid urbanization and globalization. This case study demonstrates that rural development policies must consider broader development dynamics at the national (and even global) level, as well as specific local social and environmental contexts. By treating climate as one of many factors that affect development in such places, we can provide policy recommendations that synergistically promote development and reduce climatic impacts and therefore facilitate mainstreaming climate adaptation into development.

Nature Notebook (Paperback): Wild Pages Press Nature Notebook (Paperback)
Wild Pages Press
R141 Discovery Miles 1 410 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
The Austin Dam Disaster of 1900 (Hardcover): Elizabeth H Clare The Austin Dam Disaster of 1900 (Hardcover)
Elizabeth H Clare
R526 R411 Discovery Miles 4 110 Save R115 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Can Internet Predict Any Kinds of Pollution? (Paperback): Johnny,C.H. LOK Can Internet Predict Any Kinds of Pollution? (Paperback)
Johnny,C.H. LOK
R1,077 R995 Discovery Miles 9 950 Save R82 (8%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Hurricane Party - Not to Be Reckoned With! (Paperback): Dana Ellis Hurricane Party - Not to Be Reckoned With! (Paperback)
Dana Ellis
R278 Discovery Miles 2 780 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Hurricane Harvey Coloring Book - A Disaster Coloring Book with a Portion of the Proceeds Going to Hurricane Harvey Survivors... Hurricane Harvey Coloring Book - A Disaster Coloring Book with a Portion of the Proceeds Going to Hurricane Harvey Survivors (Paperback)
Holly Cartier
R171 Discovery Miles 1 710 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
The Great Galveston Disaster - Containing a Full and Thrilling Account of the Most Appalling Calamity of Modern Times Including... The Great Galveston Disaster - Containing a Full and Thrilling Account of the Most Appalling Calamity of Modern Times Including Vivid Descriptions of the Hurricane (Paperback)
Paul Lester
R555 Discovery Miles 5 550 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Earth - Notebook (Paperback): Wild Pages Press Earth - Notebook (Paperback)
Wild Pages Press
R141 Discovery Miles 1 410 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Disaster Control Specialist Work Log - Work Journal, Work Diary, Log - 126 Pages, 6 X 9 Inches (Paperback): Orange Logs Disaster Control Specialist Work Log - Work Journal, Work Diary, Log - 126 Pages, 6 X 9 Inches (Paperback)
Orange Logs
R156 Discovery Miles 1 560 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Novel Approaches in Risk, Crisis and Disaster Management (Hardcover): Michail Chalaris, Dimitrios Emmanouloudis, Jet-Chau Wen,... Novel Approaches in Risk, Crisis and Disaster Management (Hardcover)
Michail Chalaris, Dimitrios Emmanouloudis, Jet-Chau Wen, Zong-Ping Wu
R4,840 R3,663 Discovery Miles 36 630 Save R1,177 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Nowadays, governments are more often than not confronted with crises that are so unforeseen (i.e., the 9/11 attacks), so unexpected in nature or in extent (i.e., the SARS and H1N1 pandemic outbreaks, the Indian Ocean tsunami or Hurricane Katrina) and with such extensive social and economic effects that they may seem almost impossible to deal with. Yet, the successful management of these forms of crisis is possible. As prior experience has demonstrated, success in limiting the effects of major hazards on people and property relies not only on the active involvement and effective coordination of a variety of actors at different levels of state governance, but also on the preparation and the ability to react rapidly, efficiently and effectively to unexpected events. Ensuring that national authorities have the right technical instruments (reformed risk, crisis and disaster management systems, and an adequate institutional framework) for managing disasters is of critical importance for the success of such a venture. However, as this book intends to show, human capital remains the most important factor in this equation.

The 1967 Belvidere Tornado (Hardcover): Mike Doyle The 1967 Belvidere Tornado (Hardcover)
Mike Doyle
R567 R443 Discovery Miles 4 430 Save R124 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Into the Storm - Big Ships, Bigger Hurricanes, and an Incredible Rescue Mission on the Raging Seas (Hardcover): Tristram Korten Into the Storm - Big Ships, Bigger Hurricanes, and an Incredible Rescue Mission on the Raging Seas (Hardcover)
Tristram Korten
R554 R354 Discovery Miles 3 540 Save R200 (36%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Storms Don't Last Forever - Notebook (Paperback): Wild Pages Press Storms Don't Last Forever - Notebook (Paperback)
Wild Pages Press
R194 Discovery Miles 1 940 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Survival Guide - Top 20 Ideas How to Survive Natural Disaster in Your Home: (Survival Book, Natural Disasters Survival, How to... Survival Guide - Top 20 Ideas How to Survive Natural Disaster in Your Home: (Survival Book, Natural Disasters Survival, How to Survive Natural Disasters) (Paperback)
Lambert Lewis
R167 Discovery Miles 1 670 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Salmon is Everything - Community-Based Theatre in the Klamath Watershed (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Theresa May Salmon is Everything - Community-Based Theatre in the Klamath Watershed (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Theresa May
R382 R307 Discovery Miles 3 070 Save R75 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

After a devastating fish kill on the Klamath River, tribal members and theatre artist Theresa May developed a play to give voice to the central spiritual and cultural role of salmon in tribal life. Salmon Is Everything presents the script of that play, along with essays by artists and collaborators that illuminate the process of creating and performing theatre on Native and environmental issues. Salmon Is Everything simultaneously illuminates the logistics of a crisis in the third largest watershed in the Pacific Northwest-the premature death of more than 30,000 salmon on the Lower Klamath River in 2002-and documents what happened when one community decided to use art to amplify the experiences of its members. The fish kill had unprecedented impact throughout the watershed, and for many tribal communities it signified an ongoing loss of traditional cultural practices. But in the political and ecological upheaval that followed, the role of salmon in tribal life went largely unacknowledged, which inspired the collaboration between May and members of the Yurok, Hoopa Valley, and Karuk tribes, as well as farmers, ranchers, and others invested in the Klamath watershed. Salmon is Everything will appeal to readers interested in the environmental and cultural history of the Pacific Northwest and the ecological and civil challenges its communities face. For artists and activists, it's a useful case study. Salmon is Everything offers a unique interdisciplinary resource for high school and college level courses in environmental studies, Native American studies, and theatre arts education. New materials in this second edition include additional essays by Native faculty and actors, an updated introduction by the author, minor textual corrections throughout, and a new online resource guide.

Desert Sand Notebook - 150 Lined Pages, Glossy Softcover, 6 X 9 (Paperback): Wild Pages Press Desert Sand Notebook - 150 Lined Pages, Glossy Softcover, 6 X 9 (Paperback)
Wild Pages Press
R141 Discovery Miles 1 410 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
How to Survive a Hurricane - (hurricane Force, Hurricane Manual) (Paperback): Peter Jenkins How to Survive a Hurricane - (hurricane Force, Hurricane Manual) (Paperback)
Peter Jenkins
R167 Discovery Miles 1 670 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Observing the Volcano World - Volcano Crisis Communication (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018): Carina Fearnley, Deanne Bird, Gill Jolly,... Observing the Volcano World - Volcano Crisis Communication (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018)
Carina Fearnley, Deanne Bird, Gill Jolly, Jill Golly, Katharine Haynes, …
R1,191 R989 Discovery Miles 9 890 Save R202 (17%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This open access 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. It shows how volcano crises are managed in practice, and helps to establish best practices. Consequently the book brings together authors from all over the globe who work with volcanoes, ranging from observatory volcanologists, disaster practitioners and government officials to NGO-based and government practitioners to address three key aspects of volcanic crises. First, the book explores the unique nature of volcanic hazards, which makes them a particularly challenging threat to forecast and manage, due in part to their varying spatial and temporal characteristics. Second, it presents lessons learned on how to best manage volcanic events based on a number of crises that have shaped our understanding of volcanic hazards and crises management. Third, it discusses the diverse and wide-ranging aspects of communication involved in crises, which merge old practices and new technologies to accommodate an increasingly challenging and globalised world. The information and insights presented here are essential to tapping established knowledge, moving towards more robust volcanic crises management, and understanding how the volcanic world is perceived from a range of standpoints and contexts around the globe.

Volcanic Unrest - From Science to Society (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019): Joachim Gottsmann, Jurgen Neuberg, Bettina Scheu Volcanic Unrest - From Science to Society (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019)
Joachim Gottsmann, Jurgen Neuberg, Bettina Scheu
R1,142 R941 Discovery Miles 9 410 Save R201 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

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 unrest 2. Geophysical and geochemical fingerprints of unrest and precursory activity 3. Magma dynamics leading to unrest phenomena 4. Bridging the gap between science and decision-making Volcanic unrest is a complex multi-hazard phenomenon. The fact that unrest may, or may not lead to an imminent eruption contributes significant uncertainty to short-term volcanic hazard and risk assessment. Although it is reasonable to assume that all eruptions are associated with precursory activity of some sort, the understanding of the causative links between subsurface processes, resulting unrest signals and imminent eruption is incomplete. When a volcano evolves from dormancy into a phase of unrest, important scientific, political and social questions need to be addressed. This book is aimed at graduate students, researchers of volcanic phenomena, professionals in volcanic hazard and risk assessment, observatory personnel, as well as emergency managers who wish to learn about the complex nature of volcanic unrest and how to utilize new findings to deal with unrest phenomena at scientific and emergency managing levels. This book is open access under a CC BY license.

Physical Geology of Shallow Magmatic Systems - Dykes, Sills and Laccoliths (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018): Christoph Breitkreuz,... Physical Geology of Shallow Magmatic Systems - Dykes, Sills and Laccoliths (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018)
Christoph Breitkreuz, Sergio Rocchi
R3,120 R2,455 Discovery Miles 24 550 Save R665 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book offers a high-level summary of shallow magmatic systems (dykes, sills and laccoliths) to support geoscience master and PhD students, scientists and practicing professionals. The product of the LASI (Laccoliths and Sills conference) workshop, it comprises thematic sections written by one or more experts on the respective field. It features reviews concerning the physical properties of magma, geotectonic settings, and the structure of subvolcanic systems, as well as case studies on the best-known systems. The book provides readers a broad and comprehensive understanding of the subvolcanic perspective on pluton growth, which is relevant for mineralogical processes as well as the genesis of mineral deposits.

Earth Notebook - 5.5 X 8.5 150 Lined Pages Durable Glossy Softcover (Paperback): Wild Pages Press Earth Notebook - 5.5 X 8.5 150 Lined Pages Durable Glossy Softcover (Paperback)
Wild Pages Press
R139 Discovery Miles 1 390 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Layne Staley Coloring Book - Alice in Chains Frontman and Grunge Godfather Heavy Metal Pioneer Rip Inspired Adult Coloring Book... Layne Staley Coloring Book - Alice in Chains Frontman and Grunge Godfather Heavy Metal Pioneer Rip Inspired Adult Coloring Book (Paperback)
Katy Simon
R185 Discovery Miles 1 850 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
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