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Tsunami: To Survive From Tsunami (Paperback, Second Edition): Tomotsuka Takayama, Kazumasa Katoh, Fumihiko Imamura, Yoshiaki... Tsunami: To Survive From Tsunami (Paperback, Second Edition)
Tomotsuka Takayama, Kazumasa Katoh, Fumihiko Imamura, Yoshiaki Kawata, Susumu Murata, …
R1,536 R1,292 Discovery Miles 12 920 Save R244 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The book is organized into two parts: the first part covers (i) the precious lessons obtained from recent actual tsunami disasters including the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami and 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake Disaster, (ii) fundamental knowledge of tsunami for our survival, and (iii) concludes the lessons learnt and listing measures for tsunami disaster mitigation for saving human lives. The second part presents tsunami from academic perspective in two chapters: one describes tsunami occurrence mechanism and near-shore behavior; the other mentions numerical simulation and forecasting of tsunami.

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
R177 Discovery Miles 1 770 Ships in 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
R571 Discovery Miles 5 710 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Nature Notebook (Paperback): Wild Pages Press Nature Notebook (Paperback)
Wild Pages Press
R150 Discovery Miles 1 500 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Risk and Uncertainty Assessment for Natural Hazards (Paperback): Jonathan Rougier, Steve Sparks, Lisa J. Hill Risk and Uncertainty Assessment for Natural Hazards (Paperback)
Jonathan Rougier, Steve Sparks, Lisa J. Hill
R1,381 Discovery Miles 13 810 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Assessment of risk and uncertainty is crucial for natural hazard risk management, facilitating risk communication and informing strategies to successfully mitigate our society's vulnerability to natural disasters. Written by some of the world's leading experts, this book provides a state-of-the-art overview of risk and uncertainty assessment in natural hazards. It presents the core statistical concepts using clearly defined terminology applicable across all types of natural hazards and addresses the full range of sources of uncertainty, the role of expert judgement and the practice of uncertainty elicitation. The core of the book provides detailed coverage of all the main hazard types and concluding chapters address the wider societal context of risk management. This is an invaluable compendium for academic researchers and professionals working in the fields of natural hazards science, risk assessment and management and environmental science, and will be of interest to anyone involved in natural hazards policy.

Seismic Hazard and Risk Assessment - Updated Overview with Emphasis on Romania (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018): Radu Vacareanu,... Seismic Hazard and Risk Assessment - Updated Overview with Emphasis on Romania (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018)
Radu Vacareanu, Constantin Ionescu
R5,917 Discovery Miles 59 170 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book contains the best contributions presented during the 6th National Conference on Earthquake Engineering and the 2nd National Conference on Earthquake Engineering and Seismology - 6CNIS & 2CNISS, that took place on June 14-17, 2017 in Bucharest - Romania, at the Romanian Academy and Technical University of Civil Engineering of Bucharest. The book offers an updated overview of seismic hazard and risk assessment activities, with an emphasis on recent developments in Romania, a very challenging case study because of its peculiar intermediate-depth seismicity and evolutive code-compliant building stock. Moreover, the book collects input of renowned scientists and professionals from Germany, Greece, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Turkey and United Kingdom.The content of the book focuses on seismicity of Romania, geotechnical earthquake engineering, structural analysis and seismic design regulations, innovative solutions for seismic protection of building structures, seismic risk evaluation, resilience-based assessment of structures and management of emergency situations. The sub-chapters consist of the best papers of 6CNIS & 2CNISS selected by the International Advisory and Scientific Committees. The book is targeted at researchers and experts in seismic hazard and risk, evaluation and rehabilitation of buildings and structures, insurers and re-insurers, and decision makers in the field of emergency situations and recovery activities.

The Austin Dam Disaster of 1900 (Hardcover): Elizabeth H Clare The Austin Dam Disaster of 1900 (Hardcover)
Elizabeth H Clare
R636 R501 Discovery Miles 5 010 Save R135 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Second Treatise on the Decrease of Water in Springs, Creeks, and Rivers - Contemporaneously with an Increase in Height of... Second Treatise on the Decrease of Water in Springs, Creeks, and Rivers - Contemporaneously with an Increase in Height of Floods in Cultivated Countries (Paperback)
Gustav Wex, Godfrey Weitzel
R284 Discovery Miles 2 840 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Hurricane Party - Not to be Reckoned with! (Paperback): Dana Ellis Hurricane Party - Not to be Reckoned with! (Paperback)
Dana Ellis
R297 Discovery Miles 2 970 Ships in 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
R599 Discovery Miles 5 990 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Natural Disasters and Adaptation to Climate Change (Paperback): Sarah Boulter, Jean Palutikof, David John Karoly, Daniela... Natural Disasters and Adaptation to Climate Change (Paperback)
Sarah Boulter, Jean Palutikof, David John Karoly, Daniela Guitart
R939 Discovery Miles 9 390 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This volume presents eighteen case studies of natural disasters from Australia, Europe, North America and developing countries. By comparing the impacts, it seeks to identify what moves people to adapt, which adaptive activities succeed and which fail, and the underlying reasons, and the factors that determine when adaptation is required and when simply bearing the impact may be the more appropriate response. Much has been written about the theory of adaptation and high-level, especially international, policy responses to climate change. This book aims to inform actual adaptation practice - what works, what does not, and why. It explores some of the lessons we can learn from past disasters and the adaptation that takes place after the event in preparation for the next. This volume will be especially useful for researchers and decision makers in policy and government concerned with climate change adaptation, emergency management, disaster risk reduction, environmental policy and planning.

Wildland Fires - A Worldwide Reality (Hardcover): Antonio Jose Bento Goncalves, Antonio Avelino Bat Wildland Fires - A Worldwide Reality (Hardcover)
Antonio Jose Bento Goncalves, Antonio Avelino Bat
R4,734 Discovery Miles 47 340 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

It has been estimated that more than 30% of the global land surface is subject to a considerable frequency of vegetation fires (Chuvieco et al., 2008). Li et al. (2013, 2014) argues that fire is an important Earth system process and a primary terrestrial ecosystem disturbance agent on a global scale which depends on an array of attributes, including vegetation characteristics, climate, and human activities, and fire generates feedback by affecting biogeochemical cycles, vegetation composition and structure, landatmosphere water and heat exchanges, atmospheric chemistry and composition, and human health and property. Although wildland fires are characteristic of certain regions and seasons, vegetation fires occur with varying regularity and severity across almost every biome on Earth (Archibald et al., 2013). Earth's forests and vegetation provide a vast source of fuel, and fires consume huge quantities of biomass in all ecosystems ranging across all biomes, from tundra to savanna and from boreal to tropical forests, where many of our ecosystems are considered fire dependent (Belcher, 2013). It is both friend and foe to the human race, having strongly influenced our social development and success as a species, but also acts as a serious threat to human life (Belcher, 2013). The present book outlines different perspectives regarding wildland fires, mega fires, wildland-urban interfaces, and its ecosystem impacts. It also presents different case-studies from eight countries (Portugal, Spain, Greece, Israel, Algeria, Russia, Lithuania and Chile), including valuable contributions that reflect its title: "Wildland Fires - A Worldwide Reality".

Tsunami - Notebook (Paperback): Wild Pages Press Tsunami - Notebook (Paperback)
Wild Pages Press
R150 Discovery Miles 1 500 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Earth - Notebook (Paperback): Wild Pages Press Earth - Notebook (Paperback)
Wild Pages Press
R150 Discovery Miles 1 500 Ships in 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
R182 Discovery Miles 1 820 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Gift of Tragedy - IRMA-GEDDON 2017: Marathon, Florida Keys (Paperback): Happy Golucky The Gift of Tragedy - IRMA-GEDDON 2017: Marathon, Florida Keys (Paperback)
Happy Golucky
R256 Discovery Miles 2 560 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Earth - Notebook (Paperback): Wild Pages Press Earth - Notebook (Paperback)
Wild Pages Press
R150 Discovery Miles 1 500 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
'Harvey' The Hurricane Of Hope And Other Biblical Storms Of The Bible - From Hurricane Harvey to Champions of the... 'Harvey' The Hurricane Of Hope And Other Biblical Storms Of The Bible - From Hurricane Harvey to Champions of the World Series. A New Beginning to Gain Hope, Enlightment or Freedom, Following A Storm. (Paperback)
Crickett Erwin; Diana K Dungy
R955 R901 Discovery Miles 9 010 Save R54 (6%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Winsor Consult Group - Disaster Recovery Guide - A Best Practice Guide for Disaster Recovery Programs (Paperback): James Sohn,... Winsor Consult Group - Disaster Recovery Guide - A Best Practice Guide for Disaster Recovery Programs (Paperback)
James Sohn, Michael Kuehn
R605 Discovery Miles 6 050 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Natural Disasters: Recitation Manual Course GEOL-0820 (Spiral bound): Michael Ramsey Natural Disasters: Recitation Manual Course GEOL-0820 (Spiral bound)
Michael Ramsey
R1,318 R1,212 Discovery Miles 12 120 Save R106 (8%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Waterskiing Notebooks (Paperback): Wild Pages Press Waterskiing Notebooks (Paperback)
Wild Pages Press
R160 Discovery Miles 1 600 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Watermelon Notebook (Paperback): Wild Pages Press Watermelon Notebook (Paperback)
Wild Pages Press
R150 Discovery Miles 1 500 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Storms Don't Last Forever - Notebook (Paperback): Wild Pages Press Storms Don't Last Forever - Notebook (Paperback)
Wild Pages Press
R207 Discovery Miles 2 070 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Surviving Hurricane Maria - September 18, 2017 (Paperback): Micah D Renicker Surviving Hurricane Maria - September 18, 2017 (Paperback)
Micah D Renicker
R227 Discovery Miles 2 270 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Tsunami Propagation in Tidal Rivers (Paperback, 1st ed. 2018): Elena Tolkova Tsunami Propagation in Tidal Rivers (Paperback, 1st ed. 2018)
Elena Tolkova
R1,186 Discovery Miles 11 860 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Using observations of the 2011-Tohoku and some other tsunamis in rivers as a starting point for analytical and numerical exploration, this book suggests a basis for predicting tsunami impacts in a river after the wave has transitioned into the river's channel.

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