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  • The Day the Mountain Fellby Joe O'Connor

    HarperCollins Canada 2015; US$ 2.99

    On January 20, 2003, B. C. mountain guides Andrew Wylie and Ruedi Beglinger and nineteen skiers glided into the backcountry of the Selkirk Mountains. Only fourteen would return. What happened that day remains one of the most tragic disasters to strike Canadian mountaineering, forever altering both backcountry culture and the lives of those who survived.... 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...

  • 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...

  • Hurricane Katrinaby James Patterson Smith

    University Press of Mississippi 2012; US$ 35.00

    This book presents the fullest account yet written of the impact of Hurricane Katrina on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Rooted in a wealth of oral histories, it tells the dramatic but underreported story of a people who confronted the unprecedented devastation of sixty five thousand homes when the eye wall and powerful northeast quadrant of the hurricane... 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...

  • Lights Outby Scientific American Editors

    Scientific American 2012; US$ 5.99

    Lights Out: How It All Ends by the editors of Scientific American Traditionally, the four horsemen of the apocalypse are war, famine, plague and death; but while classical authors were familiar with only four horsemen, modern ones could add events such as environmental devastation and nearby supernovas. In this eBook we look at several "end of the... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Predicting the Unpredictableby Susan Hough

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 24.95

    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...