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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...

  • Alive!by Editors of Readers Digest

    Readers Digest 2014; US$ 15.99

    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...

  • 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 Publishing Group 2014; US$ 27.95

    Praise for  Superstorm " Superstorm  reads like the script of a blockbuster movie, transforming that Halloween storm into a nightmarish monster come to life. She provides horrifying vignettes of the storm's many personal tragedies." --  Washington Post    "Wise and harrowing." --  Associated Press "Fascinating...Meticulous...Heartbreaking...Miles's... more...

  • The Mercy of the Skyby Holly Bailey

    Penguin Publishing Group 2015; US$ 27.95

    ?A gripping, heartbreaking and heartwarming account of the monster tornado that ravaged Moore, Oklahoma in 2013.?  --Daniel James Brown, #1 NY Times bestselling author of The Boys in the Boat   An acclaimed reporter returns to her hometown after the worst twister on record and emerges with a suspenseful story of human courage in the face of... 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...

  • 1001 Questions Answered Aboutby Barbara Tufty

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 10.95

    This book answers 1001 questions about all kinds of natural disasters: earthquakes, volcanoes, tsunamis, avalanches, landslides, floods, droughts, fires, and animal plagues. A very informative, readable book. 18 photographs, 23 line drawings. more...

  • 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...

  • The Day the Mountain Fellby Joe O'Connor

    HarperCollins Canada 2015; Not Available

    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...

  • The Day the Mountain Fellby Joe O'Connor

    HarperCollins Canada 2015; Not Available

    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...