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  • Armageddon Scienceby Brian Clegg

    St. Martin's Press 2010; US$ 8.99

    An exploration of the terrifying threats to our world that fill today?s headlines:  from global warming epidemic to the threat of nuclear weapons and the risk posed by the leading edge devices like the Large Hadron Collider.  Armageddon Science by Brian Clegg is everything you want to know about potential man-made disaster.     Climate change.... more...

  • National Geographic Extreme Weather Survival Guideby Thomas M. Kostigen

    National Geographic Society 2014; US$ 30.00

    Hurricanes, floods, wildfires, tornadoes--weather is becoming extreme, and this book tells you how to plan ahead and prepare, respond to emergencies, and survive the worst-case scenarios. From the risks of building on changing coastlines to the safety kit you should have packed up at home, from the telltale signs of a hurricane on the horizon to how... more...

  • Superstormby Kathryn Miles

    Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 14.99

    The first complete moment-by-moment account of the largest Atlantic storm system ever recorded?a hurricane like no other The sky was lit by a full moon on October 29, 2012, but nobody on the eastern seaboard of the United States could see it. Everything had been consumed by cloud. The storm?s immensity caught the attention of scientists on the... more...

  • Cascadia's Faultby Jerry Thompson

    HarperCollins Canada 2011; US$ 25.99

    The Cascadia Subduction Zone is a crack in the earth?s crust, roughly fifty kilometres offshore, running 1,100 kilometres from northern Vancouver Island to northern California. About every 500 years this fault generates a monster earthquake. There is roughly a thirty percent chance that it could happen again within the next fifty years. Or it could... more...

  • The Thirtymile Fireby John N. Maclean

    Henry Holt and Co. 2013; US$ 16.99

    A riveting account of the deadly Thirtymile fire and the controversy and recriminations that raged in its aftermath, from our premier chronicler of wildfires and those who fight them   The Thirtymile fire in the remote North Cascade range near the Canadian border in Washington began as a simple mop-up operation. In a few hours, a series of... more...

  • Magnitude 8by Philip L. Fradkin

    Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 8.99

    Magnitude 8 is the archetypal natural disaster defined. To understand the cataclysmic earthquake that will tear California apart one day, Philip L. Fradkin has written a dramatic history of earthquakes and an eloquent guide to the San Andreas Fault, the world's best-known tectonic landscape. The author includes vivid stories of earthquakes elsewhere:... more...

  • The Practical Preppers Complete Guide to Disaster Preparednessby Scott Hunt

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 19.99

    A complete guide to disaster preparedness from Scott Hunt, CEO of Practical Preppers and a nationally recognized preparedness expert   The world we live in is an unstable one. From natural disasters such as earthquakes, hurricanes, and floods of biblical proportions to concerns about the economic downturn and government shutdown, the hits just... more...

  • Volcanoes, Earthquakes And Tsunamis: Teach Yourselfby David Rothery

    Hodder & Stoughton 2010; US$ 18.76

    Volcanoes, Earthquakes and Tsunamis is the essential guide to what causes the most frightening geological events with which we are faced today. It covers plate tectonics, the intricacies of each terrible phenomina, and their effects as well as the impact they have on each other, how they can be predicted and, if possible, controlled. NOT GOT MUCH... more...

  • Volcanoes, Earthquakes And Tsunamis: Teach Yourselfby David Rothery

    Hodder & Stoughton 2010; Not Available

    Volcanoes, Earthquakes and Tsunamis is the essential guide to what causes the most frightening geological events with which we are faced today. It covers plate tectonics, the intricacies of each terrible phenomina, and their effects as well as the impact they have on each other, how they can be predicted and, if possible, controlled. NOT GOT MUCH... more...

  • Violent Earthby DK Publishing

    DK Publishing 2011; US$ 40.00

    Using powerful photography, specially commissioned artworks, and intuitive infographics, Violent Earth explores phenomenon of natural disasters in unprecedented detail. Individual sites from Stromboli to Mount St Helens and the mid-Atlantic Ridge to the Hawaiian hotspots are profiled, with clear, illustrated explanations of how they came... more...