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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...

  • 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 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Mercy of the Skyby Holly Bailey

    Penguin Publishing Group 2015; US$ 27.95

    An acclaimed national reporter returns to her hometown to give an inside account of the deadly tornado that hit Moore, Oklahoma, in May 2013?a dramatic, suspenseful story of human courage in the face of natural disaster.   Oklahomans have long been known for their fatalism and grit, but even old-timers are troubled by the twisters that are devastating... more...