by Sorin Cheval (ed.)
Publisher: InTech 2012
Number of pages: 156
The book Natural Disasters addresses the needs of various users, interested in a better understanding of hazards and their more efficient management. It is a scientific enterprise tackling a variety of natural hazards potentially deriving into disasters, i.e. tropical storms, avalanches, coastal floods.
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