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

    Scribner 2014; Not Available

    The harrowing 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 made the fateful decision to sail Bounty from New London, Connecticut, to St. Petersburg, Florida.... more...

  • Surviving Galerasby Stanley Williams; Fen Montaigne

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2001; US$ 9.99

    Through a harrowing first-person account of an eruption and its aftermath, SURVIVING GALERAS reveals the fascinating, high-risk realm of volcanology and explores the profound impact volcanoes have had on the earth's landscapes and civilizations. In 1993, Stanley Williams, an eminent volcanologist, was standing on top of a Colombian volcano called... more...

  • Alive!by Editors of Readers Digest

    Readers Digest 2014; US$ 10.99

    Alive! is a heart-stopping collection of survival stories from the archives of Reader?s Digest?s ?Drama in Real Life? series. Editors have mined the Reader?s Digest archives to bring readers Alive! Extraordinary Stories of Ordinary People Who Survived Deadly Tornadoes, Avalanches, Shipwrecks and More. In ?Super Storm,? Rick Gregory, an off-duty patrolman... more...

  • The U.S. Military Response to the 2010 Haiti Earthquakeby Gary Cecchine; Forrest E. Morgan; Michael A. Wermuth; Timothy Jackson; Agnes Gereben Schaefer

    RAND Corporation 2013; US$ 9.95

    This report describes how the U.S. military responded to the 2010 earthquake that devastated Haiti, and it presents recommendations for improving military foreign humanitarian assistance and disaster relief. 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...

  • What Stands in a Stormby Kim Cross; Rick Bragg

    Atria Books 2015; Not Available

    Immersive reporting and dramatic storytelling set you right in the middle of the horrific superstorm of April 2011, a weather event that killed 348 people. April 27, 2011, marked the climax of a superstorm that saw a record 358 tornadoes rip through twenty-one states in three days, seven hours, and eighteen minutes. It was the deadliest day of the... more...

  • What Stands in a Stormby Kim Cross; Rick Bragg

    Atria Books 2015; Not Available

    Immersive reporting and dramatic storytelling set you right in the middle of the horrific superstorm of April 2011, a weather event that killed 348 people. April 27, 2011, marked the climax of a superstorm that saw a record 358 tornadoes rip through twenty-one states in three days, seven hours, and eighteen minutes. It was the deadliest day of the... more...

  • What Stands in a Stormby Kim Cross; Rick Bragg

    Atria Books 2015; US$ 12.99

    Immersive reporting and dramatic storytelling set you right in the middle of the horrific superstorm of April 2011, a weather event that killed 348 people. April 27, 2011, marked the climax of a superstorm that saw a record 358 tornadoes rip through twenty-one states in three days, seven hours, and eighteen minutes. It was the deadliest day of the... more...

  • The Mercy of the Skyby Holly Bailey

    Penguin Group US 2015; US$ 14.99

    The inside account of Oklahoma?s deadliest tornado, by a local writer who became a national correspondent Oklahomans have long been known for their fatalism and grit, but even old-timers are troubled by the twisters that are devastating the state with increasing frequency. On May 20, 2013, the worst tornado on record landed a direct hit on the... more...