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Rebuilding for Resilience: A Barrier Island Case

Chamila Subasinghe

Recurring extreme events of nature challenge disaster-prone settlements in complex ways. Devastating property damages are one of the tests of survival for such settlements in both economic and social terms. It also provides unique opportunities to rethink the...

Parution : 2021-05-31

Water and Earthquakes

Michael Manga , Chi-Yuen Wang

This open access book explores the interactions between water and earthquakes, including recent concerns about induced seismicity. It further highlights that a better understanding of the response of the water system to disturbances such as earthquakes is needed to...

Parution : 2021-05-04

The Evaluation of Air Quality in Albania by Moss Biomonitoring and Metals Atmospheric Deposition


This book provides an overview of air quality in Albania evaluated by moss biomonitoring and metals atmospheric deposition. It is based on the concentration data onto 51 elements in moss samples collected during 2010/2011 moss biomonitoring survey conducted at the same...

Parution : 2021-01-04

Lifeline Engineering Systems

Jie Li , Wei Liu

This book, for the first time, introduces comprehensively all main topics of lifeline earthquake engineering, including the structure analysis, network evaluation, and network design. The distinctive features involved in this book are the construction of theories and...

Parution : 2020-12-19

Volcanic Debris Avalanches

Anja Dufresne , Jonathan Procter , Matteo Roverato

This book presents an overview of volcanic debris avalanche deposits, which are produced by partial volcanic edifice collapse, a catastrophic natural phenomenon. It has been 40 years since the volcanic debris avalanche associated with the 1980 eruption of Mount St....

Parution : 2020-11-16

Flood Prevention and Drought Relief in Mekong River Basin

Hui Liu

This book provides an overview of flood and drought in the Lower Mekong Basin, reviews the characteristics of flood and drought, and details structural and non-structural measures for flood and drought mitigation employed in the basin countries, as well as their flood...

Parution : 2020-06-29

Trigger Effects in Geosystems

Gevorg Kocharyan , Andrey Lyakhov

This book is the result of collaboration within the frames of the 5th International Conference "Trigger Effects in Geosystems" held in the Institute of Geosphere Dynamics of Russian Academy of Sciences, June 2019.This book aims to raise awareness about different...

Parution : 2019-11-16


Alessandro Fontana , Jürgen Herget

The book provides a review of the most relevant topics on the booming discipline of palaeohydrology and focuses on previous extreme events like exceptional floods and droughts. Reviews written by leading experts of their fields are combined with selected key studies and...

Parution : 2019-06-29

The Geology of Iberia: A Geodynamic Approach

José Tomás Oliveira , Cecilio Quesada

Pursuing an innovative, global approach, this unique book provides an updated review of the geology of Iberia and its continental margins from a geodynamic perspective. Owing to its location close to successive plate margins, Iberia has played a pivotal role in the...

Parution : 2019-05-28

The Geology of Iberia: A Geodynamic Approach

José Tomás Oliveira , Cecilio Quesada

Adopting a global approach, this unique book provides an updated review of the geology of Iberia and its continental margins from a geodynamic perspective. Owing to its location close to successive plate margins, Iberia has played a pivotal role in the geodynamic...

Parution : 2019-05-11

Earthquake and Disaster Risk: Decade Retrospective of the Wenchuan Earthquake

Yong-Gang Li

This book presents review papers and research articles focusing on the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake in Sichuan, China, discussing cross-disciplinary and multiple thematic aspects of modern seismological, geophysical, geological and stochastic methodology and technology....

Parution : 2019-05-04

Tsunami Generation and Propagation

Tatsuhiko Saito

This book introduces a framework of tsunami modelling from generation to propagation, aimed at application to the new observation started in Japan after the devastating tsunami of the 2011 Tohoku-Oki earthquake. About 150 seismic and tsunami sensors were deployed in a...

Parution : 2019-01-23

Disasters: Core Concepts and Ethical Theories

Vilius Dranseika , Bert Gordijn , Dónal P. O’Mathúna

This Open Access Book is the first to examine disasters from a multidisciplinary perspective. Justification of actions in the face of disasters requires recourse both to conceptual analysis and ethical traditions. Part 1 of the book contains chapters on how disasters...

Parution : 2018-10-16

Physical Geology of Shallow Magmatic Systems

Christoph Breitkreuz , Sergio Rocchi

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...

Parution : 2018-03-23
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Tsunami Propagation in Tidal Rivers

Elena Tolkova

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.  

Parution : 2018-01-10

The 2016 Mw 7.1 Kumamoto Earthquake

Aiming Lin

This book shows the deformation characteristics of coseismic surface ruptures produced by the 2016 Kumamoto earthquake and the relationship between the Aso volcano and active faults. In particular, the rupturing mechanisms and processes involved in the seismogenic...

Parution : 2017-11-20
Télécharger le livre :  Creating Katrina, Rebuilding Resilience

Creating Katrina, Rebuilding Resilience

Paul Kadetz , Nancy Mock , Michael J. Zakour

Creating Katrina, Rebuilding Resilience: Lessons from New Orleans on Vulnerability and Resiliency presents a unique, integrative understanding of Hurricane Katrina in the New Orleans area, and the progression to disaster vulnerability as well as resilience pathways. The...

Parution : 2017-11-13
Télécharger le livre :  The Fukushima and Tohoku Disaster

The Fukushima and Tohoku Disaster


The Fukushima and Tohoku Disaster: A Review of the Five-Year Reconstruction Efforts covers the outcome of the response, five years later, to the disasters associated with the Great East Japan earthquake on March 11, 2011.The 3.11 disaster, as it is referred to in Japan,...

Parution : 2017-10-26
Télécharger le livre :  Science and Technology in Disaster Risk Reduction in Asia

Science and Technology in Disaster Risk Reduction in Asia

Takako Izumi , Rajib Shaw , Koichi Shiwaku

Science and Technology in Disaster Risk Reduction in Asia: Potentials and Challenges provides both a local and global perspective on how to implement the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction. Topics demonstrate the advancement of scientific research as it...

Parution : 2017-10-13
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Urban Emergency Management

Thomas Henkey

Urban Emergency Management: Planning and Response for the 21st Century takes the concepts and practices of emergency management and places them in the context of the complex challenges faced by the contemporary city. Cities provide unique challenges to emergency...

Parution : 2017-09-25
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