Natural Disasters

Author: Eugene Willard Miller
Publisher: Abc-Clio Incorporated
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A thorough overview of the phenomenon of flooding, including frequency, damage, and information about organizations that help flood victims.

Natural Disasters

Author: Patrick J. Fitzpatrick
Publisher: Abc-Clio Incorporated
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This easily accessible reference work reveals the workings of savage tropical storms, charts their actions and cycles, assesses their economic and environmental impact, and reviews the latest research on hurricanes.

Floods Of The Tiber In Ancient Rome

Author: Gregory S. Aldrete
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 0801891884
File Size: 54,58 MB
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While the remains of its massive aqueducts serve as tangible reminders of Rome’s efforts to control its supply of drinking water, there are scant physical reminders that other waters sometimes raged out of control. In fact, floods were simply a part of life in ancient Rome, where proximity to the Tiber left a substantial part of the city vulnerable to the river's occasional transgressions. Here, in the first book-length treatment of the impact of floods on an ancient city, Gregory S. Aldrete draws upon a diverse range of scientific and cultural data to develop a rich and detailed account of flooding in Rome throughout the classical period. Aldrete explores in detail the overflowing river’s destructive effects, drawing from ancient and modern written records and literary accounts, analyses of the topography and hydrology of the Tiber drainage basin, visible evidence on surviving structures, and the known engineering methods devised to limit the reach of rising water. He discusses the strategies the Romans employed to alleviate or prevent flooding, their social and religious attitudes toward floods, and how the threat of inundation influenced the development of the city's physical and economic landscapes. -- Brian Fagan

American Homelessness

Author: Mary Ellen Hombs
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1576072479
File Size: 66,96 MB
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With 50 percent new material, this third edition breaks this complex topic into key elements, examining the roots of the problem, programs that address it, current research, and public perceptions of homelessness. * Documents include European legislation on homelessness, the International Bill of Rights, and the Istanbul Declaration on Human Settlements * Includes a directory of organizations, associations, and government agencies—national, federal, and international

Freshwater Issues

Author: Zachary Alden Smith
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1576076490
File Size: 15,14 MB
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Provides an introductory essay; biographies of activists, legislators, and advocates; a chronology of events, legislation, and movements; a directory of organizations; and a listing of print and nonprint resources.

Chemical And Biological Warfare

Author: Albert J. Mauroni
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1851094822
File Size: 47,94 MB
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Provides an introductory essay; biographies of activists, legislators, and advocates; a chronology of events, legislation, and movements; a directory of organizations; and a listing of print and nonprint resources.

Engineering Geomorphology

Author: P. G. Fookes
Publisher: Whittles Publishing
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Completely revised and updated, this new edition has additional chapters with an improved format. It begins with coverage of the major factors which control the materials, form, and processes on the Earth’s surfaces, then goes on to discuss the geomorphological processes which help shape land surfaces and influence their engineering characteristics. The book concludes with coverage of environments and landscapes. Each chapter is written by leading authorities on the subject and is both self-contained and referenced with other chapters as appropriate to make a balanced whole. This book presents a worldwide view of geomorphology for engineers and other professionals.

Rainforests Of The World

Author: Kathlyn Gay
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1576074242
File Size: 56,96 MB
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This authoritative volume examines the reasons for rainforest destruction, the effects of deforestation on indigenous plant and animal life, and the policies and actions that are currently being taken to protect rainforests. * Includes extensive charts and graphs of rainforest data and a collection of significant legal documents and public manifestos pertaining to rainforest protection * Provides annotated listings of organizations and additional resources for further research

American Book Publishing Record

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War Crimes And Justice

Author: Howard Ball
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 157607899X
File Size: 72,64 MB
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Provides a chronology of treaties and events; biographies of activists; texts of statutes establishing international tribunals and the International Criminal Court; and essays covering historical and current issues.