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  • Predicting the Unpredictableby Susan Elizabeth Hough

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 24.95 US$ 19.96

    An earthquake can strike without warning and wreak horrific destruction and death, whether it's the cataclysmic 2008 Sichuan quake in China that killed tens of thousands or a future great earthquake on the San Andreas Fault in California, which scientists know is inevitable. Yet despite rapid advances in earthquake science, seismologists still can't... more...

  • Earthquakeby Andrew Robinson

    Reaktion Books 2013; US$ 24.95

    The 2011 devastating, tsunami-triggering quake off the coast of Japan and 2010?s horrifying destruction in Haiti reinforce the fact that large cities in every continent are at risk from earthquakes. Quakes threaten Los Angeles, Beijing, Cairo, Delhi, Singapore, and many more cities, and despite advances in earthquake science and engineering and improved... more...

  • Rescue of the Bountyby Michael J. Tougias; Douglas A. Campbell

    Scribner 2014; US$ 16.00

    From the author of the Fall 2015 Disney movie The Finest Hours , the ?thrilling and perfectly paced? ( Booklist ) story of the sinking and rescue of Bounty ?the tall ship used in the classic 1962 movie Mutiny on the Bounty ?which was caught in the path of Hurricane Sandy with sixteen aboard. On Thursday, October 25, 2012, Captain Robin Walbridge... more...

  • Lessons from Christchurch: Understanding the Human Storyby Carol Mutch; JC Gaillard; Emmanuel Luna; Jay Marlowe

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2013; US$ 199.00

    The Canterbury earthquakes of 2010 and 2011, in which 185 people died and thousands were injured or made homeless, devastated Christchurch’s city centre and surrounding suburbs. They severely damaged the region’s landscape and infrastructure. These earthquakes have had significant physical, cultural, social and economic impacts on the city... 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...

  • What Stands in a Stormby Kim Cross; Rick Bragg

    Atria Books 2015; US$ 16.00

    Enter the eye of the storm in this gripping real-life thriller? A Perfect Storm on land?that chronicles America?s biggest tornado outbreak since the beginning of recorded weather: a horrific three-day superstorm with 358 separate tornadoes touching down in twenty-one states and destroying entire towns. April 27, 2011 was the climax of a three-day... more...

  • 1 Dead in Atticby Chris Rose

    Simon & Schuster 2015; US$ 17.00

    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...

  • Lords of Miseryby John H Cully

    Fast Print Publishing 2013; US$ 6.55

    From the Frying Pan into the Fire. Lords of Misery is the true story of one mans journey to find Eden. Leaving his troubled land he travels East only to find that his Eden turns into a nightmare. In the years that follow he discovers some interesting facts that may have been the reason why he almost lost his life. more...

  • The Fire Lineby Fernanda Santos

    Flatiron Books 2016; US$ 26.99

    A haunting, beautiful and moving portrait of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, an uncontrollable wildfire and the greatest loss of firefighters' lives since 9/11. more...

  • Oil and Waterby Andrea Miller; Shearon Roberts; Victoria LaPoe

    University Press of Mississippi 2014; US$ 60.00

    How the media handled coverage and shaped understanding of two massive and ongoing catastrophes more...