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  • Superstormby Kathryn Miles

    Penguin Publishing Group 2014; US$ 27.95

    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 International... more...

  • The Mercy of the Skyby Holly Bailey

    Penguin Publishing Group 2015; US$ 27.95

    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...

  • Living in an Environmentally Traumatized World: Healing Ourselves and Our Planetby Darlyne Nemeth; Judy Kuriansky; Robert Hamilton

    ABC-CLIO 2012; US$ 48.00

    This book follows environmental changes?including those caused by human actions, as well as those resulting from natural circumstances?and provides a process to manage their impact on the future. 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...

  • 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$ 25.00

    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...

  • Burnby Paul Collins

    Scribe Publications Pty Ltd. 2010; US$ 20.99

    "Dry heat and hot, dry winds worked upon a land already dry, to suck from it the last, least drop of moisture. Men who had lived their lives in the bush went their ways in the shadow of dread expectancy. But though they felt the imminence of danger they could not tell that it was to be far greater than they could imagine. They had not lived long... more...

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

    Scribner 2014; US$ 25.00

    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...

  • Earthquake Source Asymmetry, Structural Media and Rotation Effectsby Roman Teisseyre; Minoru Takeo; Eugeniusz Majewski

    Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG 2006; US$ 279.00

    Focuses on rotational effects in earthquakes. This monograph investigates rotational waves, basing considerations on modern observations of strong rotational ground motions and detection of seismic rotational waves. It considers structured elastic media that allow for rotational motions and rotational deformations of the ground. more...