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Natural disasters : a reference handbook / by Newton, David E.,author.;
Description based on print version record.Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2018. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Subjects: Electronic books.; Natural disasters.;
On-line resources: https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/kirtland-ebooks/detail.action?docID=5778395 -- Available online. Click here to access.;
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Global catastrophes : a very short introduction / by McGuire, Bill,1954-;
Includes bibliographical references (pages 115-116) and index.Planet Earth : in a nutshell -- Global warming : a lot of hot air? -- The Ice Age cometh -- The enemy within : super-eruptions, giant tsunamis, and the coming great quake -- The threat from space : asteroid and comet impacts.
Subjects: Natural disasters.;
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Natural disasters / by Favor, Lesli J.;
Includes bibliographical references and index.At Issue. Defining the issue ; Types of natural hazards ; International history ; Responding to international disasaters -- Focus on the United States ; Natural disasters in U.S. history ; Natural hazards in the United States ; Forecasting natural disasters ; Disaster preparedness and response -- Global perspectives ; Sumatra-Andaman earthquake and tsunami, 2004-2005 ; Water resources management in China ; The famine in Ethiopia in 1984-1985 ; Eruption of Nevado del Ruiz, Colombia, 1985 -- Primary Sources. United States documents ; HIstorical events ; Recent events ; Planning for future disasters -- International documents ; Documents of general international interest ; Indian Ocean ; China ; Sahel and Horn of Africa ; Colombia -- Research Tools. How to research natural disasters -- Facts and figures: International ; United States ; International case studies -- Key Players A to Z. Organizations and Agencies. Droughts and famines ; Earthquakes and tsunamis ; Storms (fires, floods, hurricanes, typhoons, cyclones) ; Tornadoes ; Volcanoes ; Disaster preparedness and response ; U.S. case studies ; International case studies.This book examines the types of natural hazards, their costs in human lives and economic impact, and national and international responses to them. Detailed case studies examine disasters in the United States, the Sumatra-Andaman earthquake and tsunami of 2004-2005, water resource management in China, the 1984-1985 famine in Ethiopia, and the eruption of Nevado del Ruiz in Colombia in 1985. The case studies also investigate strategies that governments and private agencies have adopted to predict, manage, and survive natural disasters.
Subjects: Natural disasters.; Disasters.; Disaster relief; Hazardous geographic environments.; Natural disasters.;
© c2011., Facts On File,
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Dangerous planet : the science of natural disasters / by Engelbert, Phillis.; Sawinski, Diane M.;
Includes bibliographical references and index.v. 1. Avalanche to earthquake -- v. 2. El NinÌo to landslide -- v. 3. Meteorite to wildfire.
Subjects: Natural disasters; Natural disasters.;
© c2001., UXL,
Available copies: 3 / Total copies: 3
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The end : natural disasters, manmade catastrophes, and the future of human survival / by De Villiers, Marq.;
Includes bibliographical references (p. 339-341) and index.A Canadian Science Writers Award-winning author presents an analysis of humanity's role in catastrophic natural disasters to consider whether or not such threats are increasing and how they can be managed.pt. 1: So what's the problem? Doomsday as a state of mind ; Catastrophe in human life : the probability theorem -- pt. 2: Context. Our perilous neighborhood : understanding cosmology ; This plastic earth : plate tectonics and wandering continents ; Our ever-changing climate : ice ages now and then ; Fragile life : the conundrum of mass extinctions -- pt. 3: Peril by peril. The perils without : comets and asteroids ; Earthquakes ; Volcanoes ; Poisonous emissions and noxious gases ; Tsunamis ; Floods ; Vile winds : tropical cyclones and tornadoes ; Plague and pandemic -- pt. 4: What is to be done? Making things worse : acts of God and acts of man ; Making things better (I): mitigating natural calamities ; Making things better (II): undoing human-made calamities -- Postscript: Can we do it? Will we?
Subjects: Natural disasters.; Disasters.; Human ecology.; Emergency management.;
© 2008., Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press,
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U-X-L encyclopedia of weather and natural disasters / by Hackney Blackwell, Amy,editor.; Manar, Elizabeth P.,editor.; Gale (Firm);
Includes bibliographical references and index.volume 1. A-C -- volume 2. D-G -- volume 3. H-O -- volume 4. P-T -- volume 5. U-Z.Introduces students to the topic of weather and natural disasters, covering such topics as weather basics, weather phenomena, forecasting, and climate. Provides information on the scientific aspects of various types of disasters including: blizzards, earthquakes, flooding, tornadoes, volcanoes, and wildfires.Description based on print version record.
Subjects: Meteorology; Natural disasters;
On-line resources: https://libproxy.kirtland.edu/login?url=https://link.gale.com/apps/pub/8TYR/GVRL?sid=gale_marc&u=lom_kirtlandcc -- Available online. Click here to access.;
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Cascadia's fault : the deadly earthquake that will devastate North America / by Thompson, Jerry,1949-; Winchester, Simon.;
Includes bibliographical references (p. 339-348) and index.Pt. 1. Tremors and ripples. Mexico City : preview of coming events -- Lessons from the rubble : a front-page story -- The Alaska megathrust : Cascadia's northern cousin -- Against the wind of convention : Plafker, Benioff, and Press -- Cauldron and crust : the rehabilitation of continental drift -- Nuke on a fault : early clues in Humboldt Bay -- Proving the doubters wrong : the Chile connection -- Mount St. Helens : Cascadia's smoking gun? -- pt. 2. Setbacks and breakthroughs. Mud cores and lasers : the search for evidence -- The whoops factor : Cascadia's true nature revealed -- Quake hunters : finding Cascadia's ghost forest -- Cedars, peat, and turbidites : a tipping point at Monmouth -- Cascadia's segmented past : apocalypse or decades of terror? -- Digital water : catching waves in a computer -- Defining the zone : hot rocks and high water -- Cracks, missing rings, and native voices : closing in on a killer quake -- The orphan tsunami : final proof of Cascadia's last rupture -- Episodic tremor and slip : tracking Cascadia with GPS -- Turbidite timeline : Cascadia's long and violent history -- When's this going to happen? : the problems with prediction -- pt. 3. Shockwaves. Facing reality : Cascadia equals Sumatra -- The next wave : thinking the unthinkable -- Watching it happen, wishing it wouldn't -- Cascadia's fault : day of reckoning -- Epilogue : survival and resilience, a state of mind.Explains that a major earthquake and resulting tsunamis are likely to occur off the Pacific Northwest coast any time within the next two hundred years, arguing that the effects of the disaster will be far worse than the damage from the 2004 Sumatran quake and tsunamis.
Subjects: Earthquakes; Tsunamis; Earthquake prediction; Tsunamis; Natural disasters; Natural disasters; Natural disasters;
© c2011., Counterpoint ; Distributed by Publishers Group West,
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When nature strikes : weather disasters and the law / by Baum, Marsha L.;
Includes bibliographical references (p. 211-213) and index.Weather forecasting and warning systems -- "Taming the weather" through science and technology -- Governmental liability for injury to individuals -- Civil liabilities for weather-related harm -- Crime and weather -- Weather and the justice system -- Future of weather and the law.
Subjects: Natural disasters; Disaster relief; Crime and weather.;
© 2007., Praeger Publishers,
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Crashes, crises, and calamities : how we can use science to read the early-warning signs / by Fisher, Len.;
Includes bibliographical references and index.Pt. 1. A potted pre-history of prognostication. Do animals have crystal balls? -- The future eclipsed -- Galileo's hell -- Pt. 2. How disasters happen. The stress of it all -- Runaway disaster -- The balance of nature and the nature of balance -- Pt. 3. Imminent catastrophes : reading the signs. The chaotic ecology of dragons -- Teetering on the brink of catastrophe -- Models and supermodels -- Beware of mathematicians -- Weak signals as major early-warning signs -- Summary : The future of forecasting.Drawing on ecology and biology, math and physics, the author offers four fundamental tools that scientists and engineers use to forecast the likelihood of sudden change: stability, catastrophe, complexity, and game theories.
Subjects: Accidents; Natural disasters; Science; Science; Scientists.;
© c2011., Basic Books,
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When the planet rages : natural disasters, global warming, and the future of the earth / by Officer, Charles B.; Page, Jake.; Officer, Charles B.Tales of the earth.;
Preface to the revised edition -- Preface to the first edition -- pt. 1. Nature's effect on mankind -- 1. The earth is still hot and mobile -- Tambora : the year without a summer -- Laki : acid rain in Europe -- Krakatoa : colorful sunsets -- Santorini : the myth maker -- Toba, Yellowstone, and Long Valley : gigantic eruptions -- 2. ...And from time to time its surface moves around -- Haicheng and Tangshan : Chinese earthquakes and earthquake predictions -- San Francisco : earthquakes along the San Andreas fault and United States earthquake predictions -- New Madrid and Charleston : largest earthquakes in North America -- Lisbon : All Saints' Day in Portugal -- 3. There have been frequent flooding and sea-level change events on earth -- Gilgamesh : the flood -- Scablands : major flooding events -- New York and Miami : relative sea-level changes -- 4. ...And occasional visitors from outer space -- Halley's comet : our regular visitor -- Tunguska : meteor impacts -- pt. 2. Changes in climate and life on earth -- 5. The earth's climate changes on a variety of time scales -- Little Ice Age : advance and retreat of the glaciers -- Sahel : alternate drought and plenty in the sub-Sahara -- Historical temperature changes : ups and downs, whys and wherefores -- Ice ages : Milankovitch cycles or chaos theory -- Geologic climatic changes : temperature, oxygen, and carbon dioxide -- 6. ...And on rare occasions there are changes in its community of living things -- Pandemics : bubonic plague -- Ice ages : demise of woolly mammoth and cohorts -- Cretaceous/tertiary : the great dinosaur extinction controversy -- Other geologic extinctions : similarities and differences among the geologic extinction events -- pt. 3. Our effect on nature -- 7. Then along came us and we have effected vast environmental changes on a local and regional scale -- London and Los Angeles : smog -- Lake Erie and Chesapeake Bay : marine pollution -- Minamata : toxic wastes -- Chernobyl : nuclear wastes -- 8. ...With the potential for equally great changes on a global scale -- Ozone layer depletion : natural or anthropogenic? -- Acid rain : acid lakes and forest devastation -- Population growth : the major unaddressed problem -- Natural resources depletion : fossil fuels and minerals -- Carbon dioxide emissions : global warming or not? -- Global climate change -- 9. The most fundamental question facing mankind today is whether man can evolve to live in harmony with nature -- Environmental changes and times : geologic and human perspectives -- Environmental research : a catch-22 -- Local and global anthropogenic changes : where the problems are -- Epilogue : where do we go from here? -- References -- Index.Includes bibliographical references and index."Charles Officer and Jake Page describe some of the great events of environmental history, from calamities such as the Lisbon earthquake of 1755 (the greatest in recorded history) and the centuries-long cycles of ice ages, to recent man-made disasters such as Chernobyl, acid rain, and the depletion of the ozone layer. Officer and Page provide discussions of meteorites and comets; of the demise of mammoths, mastodons, and dinosaurs; and of great floods that have swept the earth. But they also show that human activity can make trouble for nature, discussing the depletion of natural resources (we burn coal and oil at millions of times their natural rate of production), air pollution in Los Angeles and London (where the Killer Smog of 1952 caused the death of some four thousand people), and the pollution of major waterways, like the Chesapeake Bay and Lake Erie."--BOOK JACKET.
Subjects: Environmental degradation.; Nature;
© c2009., Oxford University Press,
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