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2006

From the 7,200-degree-Fahrenheit core to the fragmented crust of the earth’s surface, Jacques Kornprobst and Christine Laverne explain all aspects of vulcanology in Living Mountains: How and Why Volcanoes Erupt. With Kornprobst’s lucid prose and Laverne’s

Mountain Press Publishing Company
2006

The most affordable, informative text available on the intricate anatomy of volcanoes, this concise paperback is the ideal text for classes in geology, atmospheric science and geography. Illustrated with both art and photos from the author’s private

Bedford, Freeman and Worth Publisher, LLC
2005

This book is based on interviews conducted by research teams in March and April 2005 with hundreds of tsunami survivors, government officials, human rights activists, and aid workers in five tsunami-affected countries-India, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, the

East West Center East West Center
2005
This report is the product of close cooperation between UNEP and national environmental authorities and experts. It provides a preliminary ground-level look at the tsunami’s impact on various sectors of the region’s environment. It highlights problems in need of immediate attention, underscoring the strong link between environment and sustainable livelihood and the need for improved early warning and disaster preparedness systems.
United Nations Environment Programme United Nations Environment Programme
2005
This booklet is a glossary of terms and acronyms used in the tsunami literature. It describes the tsunami characteristics, general terms used in tsunami mitigation and generation as well as the terms in tsunami survey and measurement.
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization - Headquarters International Tsunami Information Center Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission
2006

This book focusses on the impacts of the tsunamis of Sunday 26 December 2004 on the natural coastal resources, especially the coral reefs and associated ecosystems, and the responses by the international community.

The book also presents a long history

Australian Institute of Marine Science
2006

The primary aim of the TEC is to improve the quality of humanitarian action - including the linkages to longer term recovery and development - by learning lessons from the international response to the tsunami. To optimise this learning, TEC member

Tsunami Evaluation Coalition
1995

The Sixteenth International Tsunami Symposium, TSUNAMI ’93, drew more than 150 scientists, engineers and specialists in tsunami research and disaster mitigation from 13 countries. The leading contributions to the symposium, selected after a rigorous

Springer