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  • 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...

  • Rebuilding Community after Katrinaby Ken Reardon; John Forester

    Temple University Press 2015; US$ 34.95

    Rebuilding Community after Katrina chronicles the innovative and ambitious partnership between Cornell University’s City and Regional Planning department and ACORN Housing, an affiliate of what was the nation’s largest low-income community organization. These unlikely allies came together to begin to rebuild devastated neighborhoods in New Orleans... more...

  • Asteroid Huntersby Carrie Nugent

    Simon & Schuster/ TED 2017; US$ 16.99

    For the first time, scientists could have the knowledge to prevent a natural disaster epic in scale—an asteroid hitting the earth and in this exciting, adventuresome book, Carrie Nugent explains how. What are asteroids, and where do they come from? And, most urgently: Are they going to hit the Earth? What would happen if one was on its way? Carrie... more...

  • Megafireby Michael Kodas

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2017; US$ 26.82

    From a best-selling author, award-winning photojournalist, and firefighter, a brilliant exploration of the rising phenomenon of megafires—forest fires of alarming scale, intensity, and devastation—that captures the danger and heroism of those who fight them and illuminates the history, science, politics, and environmental causes and repercussions... more...

  • Volcanoesby James Kavanagh; Raymond Leung

    Waterford Press 2015; US$ 4.99

    Educational and entertaining pocket field guide provides a simplified introduction to the different types of volcanoes, lava flows, pyroclastic flows and the rocks that are formed as a result of eruption. This guide will appeal equally to novice volcanologists and students of geology and geography. A perfect pocket reference for the traveler and ideal... more...

  • Why Dinosaurs Matterby Kenneth Lacovara

    Simon & Schuster/ TED 2017; US$ 16.99

    What can long-dead dinosaurs teach us about our future? Plenty, according to paleontologist Kenneth Lacovara, who has discovered some of the largest creatures to ever walk the Earth. By tapping into the ubiquitous wonder that dinosaurs inspire, Lacovara weaves together the stories of our geological awakening, of humanity’s epic struggle to understand... more...

  • Fire Management in the American Westby Mark Hudson

    University Press of Colorado 2011; US$ 44.00

    Most journalists and academics attribute the rise of wildfires in the western United States to the USDA Forest Service's successful fire-elimination policies of the twentieth century. However, in Fire Management in the American West , Mark Hudson argues that although a century of suppression did indeed increase the hazard of wildfire, the responsibility... more...

  • Torrentby Amanda Gearing

    University of Queensland Press 2017; US$ 10.99

    Six years on from Queensland's tragic ‘inland tsunami', this new edition of The Torrent reconnects with the survivors at the heart of the catastrophe. On January 10, 2011, after weeks of heavy rain and as floodwaters began to overwhelm much of southeast Queensland, a ‘wall of water' hit Toowoomba and the Lockyer Valley. The Torrent... more...

  • Into the Fireby Jerron Hawley; Graham Hurley; Steve Sackett

    McClelland & Stewart 2017; US$ 29.95

    The dramatic story of one of the biggest natural disasters in Canadian history, the Fort McMurray wildfire of 2016, told by three of the firefighters who fought to save the city. On May 1, 2016, a wildfire burning to the southwest of Fort McMurray, Alberta, led to the declaration of a local state of emergency. Two days later, the fire had reached... more...

  • Megaquakeby Tetsuo Takashima; Robert D. Eldridge

    Potomac Books 2015; US$ 27.95

    In March 2011 a magnitude 9 earthquake struck off the eastern coast of northern Japan, triggering a massive tsunami and damaging a nearby nuclear reactor. Nearly twenty thousand people were killed or went missing, and many areas have yet to rebuild. Megaquake: How Japan and the World Should Respond , authored by the prolific and award-winning writer... more...