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Elsevier Publishes Six New Books on Natural Disasters and Hazards

The New Books Include Five Volumes From the Elsevier Hazards and Disasters Series, and One About Studies of Superstorm Sandy

WALTHAM, MA--(Marketwired - December 11, 2014) - Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today announced the publication of six new books on natural disasters and hazards. Five of the titles are part of the newly developed Elsevier Hazards and Disasters series edited by Dr. John "Jack" Shroder; the sixth title is Learning from the Impacts of Superstorm Sandy by J. Bret Bennington and E. Christa Farmer. All six books will be on display at Elsevier booth # 1813 at the 2014 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, December 15-19, in San Francisco.

Landslides are the most costly geo-hazard in the world, and often the cause or the result of other hazards and disasters such as tsunamis, earthquakes, wildfires, and volcanic eruptions. Landslide Hazards, Risks, and Disasters, one of the new books which is part of the Elsevier Hazards and Disasters series, makes a close and detailed examination of major mass movements and provides measures for more thorough and accurate monitoring, prediction, preparedness, and prevention. It takes a geoscientific approach to the topic while also discussing the impacts -- human-induced causes such as deforestation, blasting, and building construction -- underscoring the multi-disciplinary nature of the topic.

  • Read more about another type of hazard -- volcanos -- here

Dr. Shroder is an internationally renowned authority on geomorphology with unique insights on the geology and geography of Pakistan, Afghanistan, and the Himalayas. He has served as the Editor-in- Chief of the Elsevier book series Developments in Earth Surface Processes and Editor of the Elsevier journal Geomorphology, and is author of Natural Resources in Afghanistan. Dr. Shroder was awarded Fulbright grants for work in Pakistan and Afghanistan, as well as National Science Foundation and National Geographic Society grants to Nanga Parbat Himalaya and Karakoram Himalaya.

Learning from the Impacts of Superstorm Sandy by J. Bret Bennington and E. Christa Farmer, summarizes the first scientific results from studies of the deadliest and most destructive hurricane of the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season. It includes tide gauge measurements of storm surge, stable isotope variation in precipitation, analysis of the effect of beach nourishment -- among other factors -- on structural damage, and comparison with past storms through sediment analysis.

The six new books on natural disasters and hazards are:

In the Elsevier Hazards and Disasters Series:

The books are available on the Elsevier Store and on ScienceDirect, Elsevier's full-text scientific database offering journal articles and book chapters from over 2,200 peer-reviewed journals and more than 25,000 book titles.

Notes for Editors
Review copies of the books are available to credentialed journalists upon request. Contact Michelle McMahon at or +1 781 663 2268.

About Elsevier
Elsevier is a world-leading provider of information solutions that enhance the performance of science, health, and technology professionals, empowering them to make better decisions, deliver better care, and sometimes make groundbreaking discoveries that advance the boundaries of knowledge and human progress. Elsevier provides web-based, digital solutions -- among them ScienceDirect, Scopus, Elsevier Research Intelligence, and ClinicalKey -- and publishes over 2,200 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and over 25,000 book titles, including a number of iconic reference works.

The company is part of Reed Elsevier Group PLC, a world leading provider of professional information solutions in the Science, Medical, Legal and Risk and Business sectors, which is jointly owned by Reed Elsevier PLC and Reed Elsevier NV. The ticker symbols are (EURONEXT AMSTERDAM: REN) (LSE: REL) (NYSE: RUK) (NYSE: ENL).

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Media contact
Michelle McMahon
Publicity Manager, Science & Technology Books
+1 781 663 2268

Source: Marketwired (December 11, 2014 - 4:00 AM EST)

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