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  • The Fire Lineby Fernanda Santos

    Flatiron Books 2016; US$ 19.49

    A haunting, beautiful and moving portrait of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, an uncontrollable wildfire and the greatest loss of firefighters' lives since 9/11. more...

  • Oil and Waterby Andrea Miller; Shearon Roberts; Victoria LaPoe

    University Press of Mississippi 2014; US$ 60.00

    How the media handled coverage and shaped understanding of two massive and ongoing catastrophes more...

  • 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 US$ 12.50

    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$ 25.36

    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 Ken Lacovara

    Simon & Schuster/ TED 2017; US$ 16.99 US$ 12.50

    World-renowned paleontologist Kenneth Lacovara reveals how understanding dinosaurs can help us better understand our own biology?and our future. Dinosaurs captivate people. Men and women, young and old, have a deep fascination with the species that roamed Earth before us. In this book, paleontologist Dr. Kenneth Lacovara takes readers on a journey??back... 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...

  • Disaster Prevention Policiesby Patrick Pigeon; Julien Rebotier

    Elsevier Science 2016; US$ 130.00

    Disaster Prevention Policies: A Challenging and Critical Outlook discusses the ever-evolving threats associated with disasters and their prevention, presenting the widely known paradox in the field that "the more we know, the more we manage, and yet, the more we are supposed to lose", investigating, in-depth, this famous paradox and proposing solutions... more...