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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...

  • Isaac's Stormby Erik Larson

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.95

    At the dawn of the twentieth century, a great confidence suffused America. Isaac Cline was one of the era's new men, a scientist who believed he knew all there was to know about the motion of clouds and the behavior of storms. The idea that a hurricane could damage the city of Galveston, Texas, where he was based, was to him preposterous, "an absurd... more...

  • 1 Dead in Atticby Chris Rose

    Simon & Schuster 2015; US$ 17.00 US$ 11.99

    Dead in Attic is a collection of stories by Times-Picayune columnist Chris Rose, recounting the first harrowing year and a half of life in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. Celebrated as a local treasure and heaped with national praise, Rose provides a rollercoaster ride of observation, commentary, emotion, tragedy, and even humor -- in a way... 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...

  • The Storm of the Centuryby Al Roker

    HarperCollins 2015; Not Available

    In this gripping narrative history, the beloved NBC weather personality vividly brings to life the Great Gulf Hurricane of 1900, the deadliest natural disaster in American history. On the afternoon of September 8, 1900, 200-mile-per-hour winds and fifteen-foot waves slammed into Galveston, the prosperous and growing port city on Texas?s Gulf Coast.... more...

  • The Storm of the Centuryby Al Roker

    HarperCollins 2015; US$ 18.99

    In this gripping narrative history, the beloved NBC weather personality vividly brings to life the Great Gulf Hurricane of 1900, the deadliest natural disaster in American history. On the afternoon of September 8, 1900, 200-mile-per-hour winds and fifteen-foot waves slammed into Galveston, the prosperous and growing port city on Texas?s Gulf Coast.... more...