Extreme Events In Nature And Society

Autore: Sergio Albeverio
Editore: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 354028611X
Grandezza: 44,25 MB
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Significant, and usually unwelcome, surprises, such as floods, financial crisis, epileptic seizures, or material rupture, are the topics of Extreme Events in Nature and Society. The book, authored by foremost experts in these fields, reveals unifying and distinguishing features of extreme events, including problems of understanding and modelling their origin, spatial and temporal extension, and potential impact. The chapters converge towards the difficult problem of anticipation: forecasting the event and proposing measures to moderate or prevent it. Extreme Events in Nature and Society will interest not only specialists, but also the general reader eager to learn how the multifaceted field of extreme events can be viewed as a coherent whole.

Landmine Monitor Executive Summary 2006

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Editore: Monitor
ISBN: 0973895519
Grandezza: 54,51 MB
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Vista: 7441
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International Financial News Survey

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Grandezza: 35,58 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 8015
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The Glaciers Of Iceland

Autore: Helgi Björnsson
Editore: Springer
ISBN: 9462392072
Grandezza: 56,16 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 2933
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This book is the first comprehensive overview and evaluation of the origins, history and current size and condition of all of Iceland's major glaciers (including Vatnajökull, the largest in Europe) at the beginning of the twenty-first century. It is not only illustrated with many beautiful photographs and graphs of recent statistics and scientific data, but is also a collection of historical writings and drawings from annals, sagas, folk tales, diaries, reports, stories and poems, as it presents a unique approach to the study of glaciers on an island in the North Atlantic. Balancing and comparing the world of man with the world of nature, the perceptions of art and culture with the systematic and pragmatic analyses of science, The Glaciers of Iceland present a wide spectrum of readers with a new and stimulating view of the origins, development and possible future of these massive natural phenomena, as well as the study and role of glaciology, within specific time lines and geographical locations. Icelandic glaciers the author argues could prove essential for understanding the current unsettling progress of global warming. The glaciers of Iceland, therefore, aims at presenting to a wide readership an original, historical, cultural and scientific overview of these geophysical features in Iceland while also suggesting increasingly important lessons and models for man's future interaction with the world's glaciers as a whole.

U S Foreign Trade

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Grandezza: 25,93 MB
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Vista: 9456
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Iceland

Autore: Andrew Evans
Editore: Bradt Travel Guides
ISBN: 1841624993
Grandezza: 49,84 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 6728
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A brand new edition of the most in-depth guide available to Iceland, containing both the remotest offshore islands and the ins and outs of Reykjavik's music scene.

Geography Of The Northlands

Autore: George Herbert Tinley Kimble
Editore: New York : American Geographical Society, J. Wiley & Sons
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Grandezza: 56,76 MB
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Textbook summarizing the present knowledge of the arctic and sub-arctic in 27 chapters by 14 specialists.