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Explore the dangerous and destructive side of nature — the awesome powers of tsunamis, hurricanes, tornadoes, wildfire, volcanoes and more in DK Eyewitness Books: Natural Disasters. What causes a hurricane to form? Can animals sense an impending earthquake? Discover how Earthquakes, floods and hurricanes affect those in their paths, and what measures we can use to protect ourselves from Mother Nature. Learn about the equipment we can use to predict natural disasters, from tsunami magnitude to the earthquake Richter scale. Photography from around the world, and clear diagrams help you understand the amazing power of nature. This a great reference tool for all the family.On every colorful page: Vibrant annotated photographs and the integrated text-and-pictures approach that makes Eyewitness a perennial favorite of parents, teachers, and school-age kids. Product DetailsISBN-13: 9781465438089 Publisher: DK Publication Date: 09-01-2015 Pages: 72 Product Dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.30(d) Age Range: 8 - 12 Years Series: DK EyewitnessAbout the Author Claire Watts began her career as a writer and editor of educational nonfiction books on a variety of topics ranging from natural disasters to ancient Egypt. Secretly, though, Claire was always writing fiction. In addition to her nonfiction works, Claire has written several novels, including What They Don't Tell You About Love in the Movies, Being the English Girl, and Gingerbread & Cupcake.Trevor Day, PhD, was a marine biologist working for the United Nations Development Programme, before embarking on a career as a biology professor and writer, and as an educational researcher. Trevor is the author or coauthor of more than 40 books and is currently a fellow of the Royal Literary Fund at the University of Bath in England.

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This volume presents eighteen case studies of natural disasters from Australia, Europe, North America and developing countries. By comparing the impacts, it seeks to identify what moves people to adapt, which adaptive activities succeed and which fail, and the underlying reasons, and the factors that determine when adaptation is required and when simply bearing the impact may be the more appropriate response. Much has been written about the theory of adaptation, and high-level, especially international, policy responses to climate change. This book aims to inform actual adaptation practice – what works, what doesn't, and why. It explores some of the lessons we can learn from past disasters and the adaptation that takes place after the event in preparation for the next. This volume will be especially useful for researchers and decision makers in policy and government concerned with climate change adaptation, emergency management, disaster risk reduction, environmental policy and planning. Product DetailsISBN-13: 9781108445979 Publisher: Cambridge University Press Publication Date: 03-01-2018 Pages: 288 Product Dimensions: 7.01(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.59(d)About the Author Sarah Boulter is a Research Fellow with the National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF), Griffith University, Gold Coast, Australia where she works on synthesis and communication of adaptation research. She has been involved in the development of programmes of policy guidance development for adaptation, research programmes on historical case studies, the assessment of forest vulnerability in Australia, and as the convenor of Australia's Climate Adaptation conferences. She is a contributing author to the Australia chapter of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fifth Assessment Report. Her research background includes studies of biodiversity and reproductive ecology of forested systems and the impacts of climate change. Jean Palutikof is the Director of the National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF), Griffith University, Gold Coast, Australia. At NCCARF, she has built a national programme of adaptation research, communication and partnerships. Her work at NCCARF has convinced her of the need for case studies of good practice in adaptation action, to build adaptive capacity and knowledge amongst decision makers. Such good practice examples are hard to come by - hence this book, which seeks to extrapolate from responses to natural hazards to understand the perils and pitfalls around adapting to climate change. Prior to joining NCCARF, Professor Palutikof managed the production of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fourth Assessment Report for Working Group II (Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability), while based at the UK Met Office. Prior to joining the Met Office, she was a Professor at the School of Environmental Sciences and Director of the Climatic Research Unit at the University of East Anglia. Her research interests focus on climate change impacts and adaptation, and the application of climatic data to economic and planning issues. David John Karoly is Professor of Climate Science in the School of Earth Sciences at the University of Melbourne. He is an internationally recognised expert in climate change and climate variability, including greenhouse climate change, stratospheric ozone depletion and interannual climate variations due to the El Niño-Southern Oscillation. He was heavily involved in preparation of the Fourth Assessment Report of the IPCC. He joined the University of Melbourne in 2007 as an ARC Federation Fellow funded by the Australian Government. He is a member of the new Climate Change Authority in Australia, the Science Advisory Panel to the Australian Climate Commission and the Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists. Daniela Guitart is an environmental scientist working at the National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF), Griffith University, Gold Coast, Australia. At NCCARF she coordinates the Adaptation Research Network activities and manages the production of information tools that communicate climate change adaptation research. Prior to joining NCCARF, she was conducting research on community-based urban agriculture, and its contribution to food security and the conservation of agricultural biodiversity.

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Each title in the highly acclaimed Opposing Viewpoints series explores a specific issue by placing expert opinions in a unique pro/con format; the viewpoints are selected from a wide range of highly respected and often hard-to-find publications.; This title explores various aspects of natural disaster including, what factors contribute to the frequency of natural disasters; controversies surrounding disaster relief efforts; the government's role in disaster relief; media coverage of natural disast; "Each volume in the Opposing Viewpoints Series could serve as a model…not only providing access to a wide diversity of opinions, but also stimulating readers to do further research for group discussion and individual interest. Both shrill and moderate, th Product DetailsISBN-13: 9780737760613 Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing Publication Date: 03-01-2013 Pages: 240 Product Dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d) Age Range: 15 - 17 Years Series: Opposing Viewpoints Series

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