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  • The Year Without Summerby William K. Klingaman; Nicholas P. Klingaman

    St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 16.99

    Like Winchester's Krakatoa, The Year Without Summer reveals a year of dramatic global change long forgotten by history In the tradition of Krakatoa , The World Without Us , and Guns, Germs and Steel comes a sweeping history of the year that became known as 18-hundred-and-froze-to-death. 1816 was a remarkable year--mostly for the fact that... more...

  • Violent Earthby Dorling Kindersley Ltd

    Dorling Kindersley Ltd 2011; Not Available

    An explosive guide to the dynamic forces that shape our planet Violent Earth is a spectacular visual exploration of the some of the most awe-inspiring and dramatic events that our planet can throw at us; earthquakes, eruptions, mud slides, tsunamis and more. Feel their terrifying force as they leap off the page through powerful photography,... 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$ 17.99

    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 catastrophic... 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 keep... more...

  • Ring of Fire: An Encyclopedia of the Pacific Rim's Earthquakes, Tsunamis, and Volcanoesby Bethany Hinga

    ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 89.00

    On March 11, 2011, a magnitude 9.0 earthquake struck off Japan's coast, triggering a powerful tsunami. The massive destruction that resulted proved that not even sophisticated, industrialized nations are immune from nature's fury. Written to take some of the mystery out of the earth's behavior, this encyclopedia chronicles major natural disasters... more...

  • Volcanoes, Earthquakes and Tsunamis - A Complete Introduction: Teach Yourselfby David Rothery

    Hodder & Stoughton 2015; Not Available

    Written by Dr David Rothery, a volcanologist, geologist, planetary scientist and Professor of Planetary Geosciences at the Open University, Volcanoes, Earthquakes and Tsunamis: A Complete Introduction is designed to give you everything you need to succeed, all in one place. It covers the key areas that students are expected to be confident in, outlining... more...

  • Smokejumperby Jason A. Ramos; Julian Smith

    HarperCollins 2015; US$ 17.99

    A rare inside look at the thrilling world of smokejumpers, the airborne firefighters who parachute into the most remote and rugged areas of the United States, confronting the growing threat of nature?s blazes. Forest and wildland fires are growing larger, more numerous, and deadlier every year ? record drought conditions, decades of forestry mismanagement,... more...

  • Smokejumperby Jason A. Ramos; Julian Smith

    HarperCollins 2015; Not Available

    A rare inside look at the thrilling world of smokejumpers, the airborne firefighters who parachute into the most remote and rugged areas of the United States, confronting the growing threat of nature?s blazes. Forest and wildland fires are growing larger, more numerous, and deadlier every year ? record drought conditions, decades of forestry mismanagement,... more...