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Sea of Storms - A History of Hurricanes in the Greater Caribbean from Columbus to Katrina (Hardcover): Stuart B. Schwartz Sea of Storms - A History of Hurricanes in the Greater Caribbean from Columbus to Katrina (Hardcover)
Stuart B. Schwartz
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The diverse cultures of the Caribbean have been shaped as much by hurricanes as they have by diplomacy, commerce, or the legacy of colonial rule. In this panoramic work of social history, Stuart Schwartz examines how Caribbean societies have responded to the dangers of hurricanes, and how these destructive storms have influenced the region's history, from the rise of plantations, to slavery and its abolition, to migrations, racial conflict, and war.

Taking readers from the voyages of Columbus to the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, Schwartz looks at the ethical, political, and economic challenges that hurricanes posed to the Caribbean's indigenous populations and the different European peoples who ventured to the New World to exploit its riches. He describes how the United States provided the model for responding to environmental threats when it emerged as a major power and began to exert its influence over the Caribbean in the nineteenth century, and how the region's governments came to assume greater responsibilities for prevention and relief, efforts that by the end of the twentieth century were being questioned by free-market neoliberals. Schwartz sheds light on catastrophes like Katrina by framing them within a long and contentious history of human interaction with the natural world.

Spanning more than five centuries and drawing on extensive archival research in Europe and the Americas, "Sea of Storms" emphasizes the continuing role of race, social inequality, and economic ideology in the shaping of our responses to natural disaster.

Firestorm - How Wildfire Will Shape Our Future (Paperback): Edward Struzik Firestorm - How Wildfire Will Shape Our Future (Paperback)
Edward Struzik
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"Frightening...Firestorm comes alive when Struzik discusses the work of offbeat scientists." --New York Times Book Review "Comprehensive and compelling." --Booklist "A powerful message." --Kirkus "Should be required reading." --Library Journal For two months in the spring of 2016, the world watched as wildfire ravaged the Canadian town of Fort McMurray. Firefighters named the fire "the Beast." It acted like a mythical animal, 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. A glance at international headlines shows a remarkable increase in higher temperatures, stronger winds, and drier lands- a trifecta for igniting wildfires like we've rarely seen before. This change is particularly noticeable in the northern forests of the United States and Canada. These forests require fire to maintain healthy ecosystems, but as the human population grows, and as changes in climate, animal and insect species, and disease cause further destabilization, wildfires have turned into a potentially uncontrollable threat to human lives and livelihoods. Our understanding of the role fire plays in healthy forests has come a long way in the past century. Despite this, we are not prepared to deal with an escalation of fire during periods of intense drought and shorter winters, earlier springs, potentially more lightning strikes and hotter summers. There is too much fuel on the ground, too many people and assets to protect, and no plan in place to deal with these challenges. In Firestorm, journalist Edward Struzik visits scorched earth from Alaska to Maine, and introduces the scientists, firefighters, and resource managers making the case for a radically different approach to managing wildfire in the 21st century. Wildfires can no longer be treated as avoidable events because the risk and dangers are becoming too great and costly. Struzik weaves a heart-pumping narrative of science, economics, politics, and human determination and points to the ways that we, and the wilder inhabitants of the forests around our cities and towns, might yet flourish in an age of growing megafires.

Landslide Dynamics: ISDR-ICL Landslide Interactive Teaching Tools - Volume 1: Fundamentals, Mapping and Monitoring (Hardcover,... Landslide Dynamics: ISDR-ICL Landslide Interactive Teaching Tools - Volume 1: Fundamentals, Mapping and Monitoring (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018)
Kyoji Sassa, Fausto Guzzetti, Hiromitsu Yamagishi, Zeljko Arbanas, Nicola Casagli, …
R3,942 R3,510 Discovery Miles 35 100 Save R432 (11%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This interactive book presents comprehensive information on the fundamentals of landslide types and dynamics, while also providing a set of PPT, PDF, and text tools for education and capacity development. As the core activity of the Sendai Partnerships, the International Consortium of Landslides has created this two-volume work, which will be regularly updated and improved over the coming years, based on responses from users and lessons learned during its application.

Haiti Rising - Haitian History, Culture and the Earthquake of 2010 (Paperback): Martin Munro Haiti Rising - Haitian History, Culture and the Earthquake of 2010 (Paperback)
Martin Munro
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The earthquake that struck Haiti on 12 January 2010 thrust the nation into the public consciousness as never before. There is now an unprecedented empathy for and interest in Haiti, and a related need for information on Haitian reality, beyond the cliches often associated with the nation. In particular, there is a special interest in the earthquake and the questions of Haiti's future development. Haiti Rising responds to this public interest and has three fundamental aims: to raise awareness of Haiti, its people, culture and history; to allow some who were in Haiti during the earthquake a chance to testify. The book brings together more than twenty essays written by some of the most prominent authorities on Haiti, and offers insights on the political, social and historical contexts, as well as the uniquely rich culture of the nation. The first part features survivor testimonies - moving accounts of the earthquake and its aftermath written by authors and academics, Haitian nationals and foreign visitors. The second part presents essays on economics, politics, society and culture (music, religion, visual art), and the ways in which they are interrelated in history and in contemporary life. The third section focuses on the history of Haiti from colonial times to the present and shows the ways in which history has shaped Haitian society. It shows how colonial class and colour structures have persisted, how the revolution has shaped subsequent political, cultural and social structures, and how the legacy of the Duvalier dictatorship has lingered. The final section features contributors who were not in Haiti at the time of the earthquake, but who have strong ties to Haiti. These authors write about their personal connections to Haiti, their reactions to the earthquake, and their hopes and recommendations for reconstruction.

The Worst of Times - How Life on Earth Survived Eighty Million Years of Extinctions (Paperback): Paul B Wignall The Worst of Times - How Life on Earth Survived Eighty Million Years of Extinctions (Paperback)
Paul B Wignall 1
R392 R312 Discovery Miles 3 120 Save R80 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Two hundred sixty million years ago, life on Earth suffered wave after wave of cataclysmic extinctions, with the worst wiping out nearly every species on the planet. The Worst of Times delves into the mystery behind these extinctions and sheds light on the fateful role the primeval supercontinent, known as Pangea, might have played in causing these global catastrophes. Drawing on the latest discoveries as well as his own firsthand experiences conducting field expeditions to remote corners of the world, Paul Wignall reveals what scientists are only now beginning to understand about the most prolonged and calamitous period of environmental crisis in Earth's history. Wignall shows how these series of unprecedented extinction events swept across the planet, killing life on a scale more devastating than the dinosaur extinctions that would follow. The Worst of Times unravels one of the great enigmas of ancient Earth and shows how this ushered in a new age of vibrant and more resilient life on our planet.

A Study of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Accident Process - What caused the core melt and hydrogen explosion? (Paperback, 1st... A Study of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Accident Process - What caused the core melt and hydrogen explosion? (Paperback, 1st ed. 2015)
Michio Ishikawa
R2,498 R2,009 Discovery Miles 20 090 Save R489 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Written by an expert in the field, this book is perfect for those who would like to know what happened at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. Part 1 of the book studies how core melts occurred in Fukushima Daiichi units 1, 2, and 3, respectively, based on evidence from the Three-Mile Island core melt accident and fuel behavior experiments performed in the 1970s under the cooperation between the United States, Germany, and Japan. This information explains the accident processes without contradicting data from Fukushima, which was published in the TEPCO report. The hydrogen explosions in units 1, 3, and 4 are also explained logically in conjunction with the above core melt process. Part 2 clarifies how the background radiation level of the site doubled: The first rise was just a leak from small openings in units 1 and 3 associated with fire-pump connection work. The second rise led to direct radioactive material release from unit 2. Evacuation dose adequacy and its timing are discussed with reference to the accident process, and the necessity for embankments surrounding nuclear power plants to increase protection against natural disasters is also discussed. New proposals for safety design and emergency preparedness are suggested based on lessons learned from the accident as well as from new experiences. Finally, a concept for decommissioning the Fukushima site and a recovery plan are introduced.

Ghosts of the Tsunami - Death and Life in Japan's Disaster Zone (Paperback): Richard Lloyd Parry Ghosts of the Tsunami - Death and Life in Japan's Disaster Zone (Paperback)
Richard Lloyd Parry 1
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`A remarkable and deeply moving book' Henry Marsh, bestselling author of Do No Harm `A breathtaking, extraordinary work of non-fiction' Times Literary Supplement On 11 March 2011, a massive earthquake sent a 120-foot-high tsunami smashing into the coast of north-east Japan. It was Japan's greatest single loss of life since the atomic bombing of Nagasaki. Richard Lloyd Parry, an award-winning foreign correspondent, lived through the earthquake in Tokyo, and spent six years reporting from the epicentre. Learning about the lives of those affected through their own personal accounts, he paints a rich picture of the impact the tsunami had on day to day Japanese life. Heart-breaking and hopeful, this intimate account of a tragedy unveils the unique nuances of Japanese culture, the tsunami's impact on Japan's stunning and majestic landscape and the psychology of its people. Ghosts of the Tsunami is an award-winning classic of literary non-fiction. It tells the moving, evocative story of how a nation faced an unimaginable catastrophe and rebuilt to look towards the future. **WINNER OF THE RATHBONES FOLIO PRIZE**

Tsunami - The Underrated Hazard (Hardcover, 3rd ed. 2014): Edward Bryant Tsunami - The Underrated Hazard (Hardcover, 3rd ed. 2014)
Edward Bryant
R3,539 R2,815 Discovery Miles 28 150 Save R724 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

It is a comprehensive and well illustrated textbook on all aspects of tsunami. I don't think there is any other book on the topic published. As one bookseller said after the Indian Ocean tsunami event, "I would have just filled my front window with copies and they would have walked out the store." This statement was just as relevant after the Japanese tsunami of 2011 and will be as relevant when the next large tsunami event happens, sooner rather than later. The book can be used by a student or layperson to gain encyclopedic knowledge about tsunami.

Zeitoun (Paperback): Dave Eggers Zeitoun (Paperback)
Dave Eggers 1
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Dave Eggers's Zeitoun is the winner of the American Book Award and the LA Times Book Award In August 2005, as Hurricane Katrina blew in, the city of New Orleans has been abandoned by most citizens. But resident Abdulrahman Zeitoun, though his wife and family had gone, refused to leave. For days he traversed an apocalyptic landscape of flooded streets by canoe. But eventually he came to the attention of those 'guarding' this drowned city. Only then did Zeitoun's nightmare really begin. Zeitoun is the powerful, ultimately uplifting true story of one man's courage when confronted with an awesome force of nature followed by more troubling human oppression. 'Eggers uses Zeitoun's eyes to report on America's reasonless post-Katrina world, Reminiscent of Gabriel Garcia Marquez's documentaries, this is a true story told with the skills of a master of fiction. Immensely readable' Independent 'Masterly. Brilliantly crafted, powerfully written and deftly reported' Guardian 'The stuff of great narrative non-fiction. Fifty years from now, when people want to know what happened to this once-great city, they will be talking about a family named Zeitoun' The New York Times Book Review

Stormwater Management for Sustainable Urban Environments (Paperback): Scott Slaney Stormwater Management for Sustainable Urban Environments (Paperback)
Scott Slaney
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As urbanisation progresses, urban environments have been confronted with many challenges, such as air pollution and stormwater disaster. The latter has been especially damaging in recent years, as vulnerable places suffer from inundating onslaughts of surface run-off following hurricanes and heavy rainfall. This book analyses the implementation of stormwater management practices. It presents the systematic theory behind these methods, and provides multiple case studies showing how drainage development can create a sustainable urban environment. SELLING POINTS: * Analyses methods of stormwater management * Suggests how these methods might be effectively applied 400 colour

The Sundarbans: A Disaster-Prone Eco-Region - Increasing Livelihood Security (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019): H. S. Sen The Sundarbans: A Disaster-Prone Eco-Region - Increasing Livelihood Security (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019)
H. S. Sen
R3,365 R2,615 Discovery Miles 26 150 Save R750 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book explores the Sundarbans eco-region from a trans-boundary perspective, examining the cross-country interaction that helps planners to develop more efficient coastal zone planning for the delta. The dynamic ecosystem of the Sundarbans is considered the largest coastal delta in the world. It is located in the Bay of Bengal and spans across Bangladesh and West Bengal (India). Featuring chapters by experts from a range of fields, it addresses (i) risk factor analyses, and the geohydrological, climatic, natural, socio-economic, and anthropological factors related to the Sundarbans; (ii) strategies for sustainability in natural resource management in trans-boundary Sundarbans, cutting across political boundaries; (iii) improved agriculture, fisheries, and forestry practices and their impacts on the socio-economy for livelihood security; and (iv) a future road map for improvements. This book will be of value to those working in academia, as well as to experts and professionals in coastal zone planning and management.

Disaster Management Process - Law, Process & Strategy (Hardcover): Prabhas Chandra Sinha Disaster Management Process - Law, Process & Strategy (Hardcover)
Prabhas Chandra Sinha
R1,190 R921 Discovery Miles 9 210 Save R269 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Disaster management aims to reduce human suffering and economic losses caused by natural and man-made technological disasters. An important part of disaster management is to provide assistance to prepare for and recover from them, which can result in great human and economic loss. This book provides the reader with an integrated understanding of managing the various types of disaster.

So Great the Devastation - The 1916 Flood in Western North Carolina (Paperback): Jessica A. Bandel So Great the Devastation - The 1916 Flood in Western North Carolina (Paperback)
Jessica A. Bandel
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Weird Comets and Asteroids - The Strange Little Worlds of the Sun's Family (Paperback, 1st ed. 2017): David A. J. Seargent Weird Comets and Asteroids - The Strange Little Worlds of the Sun's Family (Paperback, 1st ed. 2017)
David A. J. Seargent
R648 R580 Discovery Miles 5 800 Save R68 (10%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book concentrates on some of the odd aspects of comets and asteroids. Strange behavior of comets, such as outbursts and schisms, and how asteroids can temporally act as comets are discussed, together with the possible threat of Centaurs-class objects like the Taurid complex. Recent years have seen the distinction between comets and asteroids become less prominent. Comets in "asteroid" orbits and vice versa have become almost commonplace and a clearer view of the role of small bodies in the formation of the Solar System and their effect on Earth has become apparent. Seargent covers this development in detail by including new data and information from space probes.

Fire on the Mountain - The True Story of the South Canyon Fire (Paperback): John N. Maclean Fire on the Mountain - The True Story of the South Canyon Fire (Paperback)
John N. Maclean
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In 1994, a wildfire on Colorado's Storm King Mountain was wrongly identified at the outset as occurring in South Canyon.

This unintentional, seemingly minor human error was the first in a string of mistakes that would be compounded into one of the greatest tragedies in the annals of firefighting. Before it was done, fourteen courageous firefighters--men and women, hotshots, smoke jumpers, and helicopter crew--would lose their lives battling the deadly so-called South Canyon blaze.

John N. Maclean's award-winning national bestseller Fire on the Mountain is a stunning reconstruction of the killer conflagration and its aftermath--a page-turning true adventure of nature at its most unforgiving, and a powerful, indelible portrait of a unique breed of heroes who regularly and without question place their lives on the line.

Improving Disaster Resilience and Mitigation - IT Means and Tools (Paperback, 2014 ed.): Horia-Nicolai Teodorescu, Alan... Improving Disaster Resilience and Mitigation - IT Means and Tools (Paperback, 2014 ed.)
Horia-Nicolai Teodorescu, Alan Kirschenbaum, Svetlana Cojocaru, Claude Bruderlein
R2,092 R1,906 Discovery Miles 19 060 Save R186 (9%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The focus of this volume is comprised of the fundamentals, models, and information technologies (IT) methods and tools for disaster prediction and mitigation. A more detailed list of topics includes mathematical and computational modeling of processes leading to or producing disasters, modeling of disaster effects, IT means for disaster mitigation, including data mining tools, knowledge-based and expert systems for use in disaster circumstances, GIS-based systems for disaster prevention and mitigation and equipment for disaster-prone areas. A specific type or class of disasters (natural or human-made), however will not be part of the main focus of this work. Instead, this book was conceived to offer a comprehensive, integrative view on disasters, seeking to determine what various disasters have in common. Because disaster resilience and mitigation involve humans, societies and cultures, not only technologies and economic models, special attention was paid in this volume to gain a comprehensive view on these issues, as a foundation of the IT tool design.

Disaster Management: Enabling Resilience (Hardcover, 2015 ed.): Anthony J. Masys Disaster Management: Enabling Resilience (Hardcover, 2015 ed.)
Anthony J. Masys
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The present work will discuss relevant theoretical frameworks and applications pertaining to enabling resilience within the risk, crisis and disaster management domain. The contributions to this book focus on resilience thinking along 4 broad themes: Urban Domain; Cyber Domain; Organizational/Social domain; and Socio-ecological domain. This book would serve as a valuable reference for courses on risk, crisis and disaster management, international development, social innovation and resilience. This will be of particular interest to those working in the risk, crisis and disaster management domain as it will provide valuable insights into enabling resilience. This book will be well positioned to inform disaster management professionals, policy makers and academics on strategies and perspectives regarding disaster resilience.

The Worst of Times - How Life on Earth Survived Eighty Million Years of Extinctions (Hardcover): Paul B Wignall The Worst of Times - How Life on Earth Survived Eighty Million Years of Extinctions (Hardcover)
Paul B Wignall
R508 R398 Discovery Miles 3 980 Save R110 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Two hundred sixty million years ago, life on Earth suffered wave after wave of cataclysmic extinctions, with the worst wiping out nearly every species on the planet. The Worst of Times delves into the mystery behind these extinctions and sheds light on the fateful role the primeval supercontinent, known as Pangea, might have played in causing these global catastrophes. Drawing on the latest discoveries as well as his own firsthand experiences conducting field expeditions to remote corners of the world, Paul Wignall reveals what scientists are only now beginning to understand about the most prolonged and calamitous period of environmental crisis in Earth's history. Wignall shows how these series of unprecedented extinction events swept across the planet, killing life on a scale more devastating than the dinosaur extinctions that would follow. The Worst of Times unravels one of the great enigmas of ancient Earth and shows how this ushered in a new age of vibrant and more resilient life on our planet.

The Rising Sea (Hardcover): Orrin H. Pilkey, Rob Young The Rising Sea (Hardcover)
Orrin H. Pilkey, Rob Young
R399 R362 Discovery Miles 3 620 Save R37 (9%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This is the authoritative book on sea level rise and its coastal consequences. On Shismaref Island in Alaska, homes are being washed into the sea. In the South Pacific, small island nations face annihilation by encroaching waters. In coastal Louisiana, an area the size of a football field disappears every day. For these communities, sea level rise isn't a distant, abstract fear: it's happening now and it's threatening their way of life. In "The Rising Sea", Orrin H. Pilkey and Rob Young warn that many other coastal areas may be close behind. Prominent scientists predict that the oceans may rise by as much as seven feet in the next hundred years. That means coastal cities will be forced to construct dikes and seawalls or to move buildings, roads, pipelines, and railways to avert inundation and destruction. The question is no longer whether climate change is causing the oceans to swell, but by how much and how quickly. Pilkey and Young deftly guide readers through the science, explaining the facts and debunking the claims of industry-sponsored 'sceptics'. They also explore the consequences for fish, wildlife - and people. While rising seas are now inevitable, we are far from helpless. By making hard choices - including uprooting citizens, changing where and how we build, and developing a coordinated national response - we can save property, and ultimately lives. With unassailable research and practical insights, "The Rising Sea" is a critical first step in understanding the threat and keeping our heads above water.

Community Revival in the Wake of Disaster - Lessons in Local Entrepreneurship (Paperback, 1st ed. 2014): Virgil Henry Storr,... Community Revival in the Wake of Disaster - Lessons in Local Entrepreneurship (Paperback, 1st ed. 2014)
Virgil Henry Storr, Steffanie Haeffele-Balch, Laura E. Grube
R619 Discovery Miles 6 190 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Rebounding after disasters like tsunamis, hurricanes, earthquakes, and floods can be daunting. Communities must have residents who can not only gain access to the resources that they need to rebuild but who can also overcome the collective action problem that characterizes post-disaster relief efforts. Community Revival in the Wake of Disaster argues that entrepreneurs, conceived broadly as individuals who recognize and act on opportunities to promote social change, fill this critical role. Using examples of recovery efforts following Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, Louisiana, and Hurricane Sandy on the Rockaway Peninsula in New York, the authors demonstrate how entrepreneurs promote community recovery by providing necessary goods and services, restoring and replacing disrupted social networks, and signaling that community rebound is likely and, in fact, underway. They argue that creating space for entrepreneurs to act after disasters is essential for promoting recovery and fostering resilient communities.

Landslide Science and Practice - Volume 5: Complex Environment (Hardcover, 2013 ed.): Claudio Margottini, Paolo Canuti, Kyoji... Landslide Science and Practice - Volume 5: Complex Environment (Hardcover, 2013 ed.)
Claudio Margottini, Paolo Canuti, Kyoji Sassa
R4,179 R3,199 Discovery Miles 31 990 Save R980 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book contains peer-reviewed papers from the Second World Landslide Forum, organised by the International Consortium on Landslides (ICL), that took place in September 2011. The entire material from the conference has been split into seven volumes, this one is the fifth: 1. Landslide Inventory and Susceptibility and Hazard Zoning, 2. Early Warning, Instrumentation and Monitoring, 3. Spatial Analysis and Modelling, 4. Global Environmental Change, 5. Complex Environment, 6. Risk Assessment, Management and Mitigation, 7. Social and Economic Impact and Policies.

Landslide Science and Practice - Volume 6: Risk Assessment, Management and Mitigation (Hardcover, 2013 ed.): Claudio... Landslide Science and Practice - Volume 6: Risk Assessment, Management and Mitigation (Hardcover, 2013 ed.)
Claudio Margottini, Paolo Canuti, Kyoji Sassa
R4,115 R3,287 Discovery Miles 32 870 Save R828 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book contains peer-reviewed papers from the Second World Landslide Forum, organised by the International Consortium on Landslides (ICL), that took place in September 2011. The entire material from the conference has been split into seven volumes, this one is the sixth: 1. Landslide Inventory and Susceptibility and Hazard Zoning, 2. Early Warning, Instrumentation and Monitoring, 3. Spatial Analysis and Modelling, 4. Global Environmental Change, 5. Complex Environment, 6. Risk Assessment, Management and Mitigation, 7. Social and Economic Impact and Policies.

Nature-Based Flood Risk Management On Private Land - Disciplinary Perspectives On a Multidisciplinary Challenge (Hardcover, 1st... Nature-Based Flood Risk Management On Private Land - Disciplinary Perspectives On a Multidisciplinary Challenge (Hardcover, 1st Ed. 2019)
Thomas Hartmann, Lenka Slavikova, Simon Mccarthy
R1,015 R923 Discovery Miles 9 230 Save R92 (9%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Wave (Paperback): Sonali Deraniyagala Wave (Paperback)
Sonali Deraniyagala
R303 R245 Discovery Miles 2 450 Save R58 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

One of "The" "New York Times"'s 10 Best Books of the Year, a "Christian Science Monitor" Best Nonfiction Book, a "Newsday "Top 10 Books pick, a "People m"agazine Top 10 pick, a Good Reads Best Book of the Year, and a "Kirkus "Best Nonfiction Book
A National Book Critics Circle Award finalist
In 2004, at a beach resort on the coast of Sri Lanka, Sonali Deraniyagala and her family--parents, husband, sons--were swept away by a tsunami. Only Sonali survived to tell their tale. This is her account of the nearly incomprehensible event and its aftermath.

Full-3D Seismic Waveform Inversion - Theory, Software and Practice (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2015): Po Chen, En-Jui Lee Full-3D Seismic Waveform Inversion - Theory, Software and Practice (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2015)
Po Chen, En-Jui Lee
R4,269 R3,467 Discovery Miles 34 670 Save R802 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book introduces a methodology for solving the seismic inverse problem using purely numerical solutions built on 3D wave equations and which is free of the approximations or simplifications that are common in classical seismic inversion methodologies and therefore applicable to arbitrary 3D geological media and seismic source models. Source codes provided allow readers to experiment with the calculations demonstrated and also explore their own applications.

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