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  • 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 Canadianhistory, the Fort McMurray wildfire of 2016, told by three of the firefighterswho 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 hadreached... 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...

  • Nuclear Meltdown, USAby Chanan Tigay

    Rodale 2012; Not Available

    Sitting near four significant fault lines on the coastline of California, Diablo Canyon is just one of 65 nuclear power plants in the United States. After the nuclear meltdown in Fukushima, Japan, Americans are now asking, "Could it happen here?" This e-book original, based on an in-depth investigation commissioned exclusively for Prevention magazine... more...

  • The Floating Worldby C. Morgan Babst

    Algonquin Books 2017; US$ 19.95

    The Floating World tells the story of the Boisdorés, a Creole family whose roots stretch back nearly to the foundation of New Orleans, as they attempt to reassemble their lives following Hurricane Katrina. Though the storm is fast approaching the Louisiana coast, Cora Boisdoré, the family?s fragile elder daughter, refuses to leave the city. Her... more...

  • Untitledby To Be Confirmed

    Simon & Schuster 2017; US$ 24.00 US$ 17.99

    A Simon & Schuster ebook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader. more...

  • The Fire Lineby Fernanda Santos

    Flatiron Books 2016; US$ 18.19

    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...

  • Protecting New Health Facilities from Natural Disastersby PAHO

    Pan American Health Organization 2003; US$ 14.00

    This is the premise of the Guidelines for Vulnerability Reduction in the Design of New Health Facilities for those responsible for management, design, construction and inspection of new health facilities projects. The current publication is an overview of those guidelines and includes recommendations on how to promote their use among national authorities,... more...

  • Seismic Inverse Q Filteringby Yanghua Wang

    Wiley 2009; US$ 197.95 US$ 171.56

    Seismic inverse Q filtering is a data processing technology for enhancing the resolution of seismic images. It employs a wave propagation reversal procedure that compensates for energy absorption and corrects wavelet distortion due to velocity dispersion. By compensating for amplitude attenuation, seismic data can provide true relative-amplitude... more...

  • The Katrina Disaster and New Orleansby Walter Block

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2008; US$ 199.00

    This e-book is a two part series devoted to an analysis of the Katrina situation. In the social sciences, it is rare that we ever witness anything like a controlled experiment. North Korea and South Korea, and East and West Germany, have come closest, perhaps, in this regard. But with Hurricane Katrina we have a strong competitor, at least in a time... more...

  • An Introduction to Seismological Researchby Benjamin F. Jr Howell

    Cambridge University Press 1990; US$ 35.00

    A study of seismological concepts, how they originated and how they form our modern understanding of the science. more...