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  • What Stands in a Stormby Kim Cross; Rick Bragg

    Atria Books 2015; Not Available

    Immersive reporting and dramatic storytelling set you right in the middle of the horrific superstorm of April 2011, a weather event that killed 348 people. April 27, 2011, marked the climax of a superstorm that saw a record 358 tornadoes rip through twenty-one states in three days, seven hours, and eighteen minutes. It was the deadliest day of the... 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...

  • 1 Dead in Atticby Chris Rose

    Simon & Schuster 2015; US$ 17.00 US$ 11.99

    Dead in Attic is a collection of stories by Times-Picayune columnist Chris Rose, recounting the first harrowing year and a half of life in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. Celebrated as a local treasure and heaped with national praise, Rose provides a rollercoaster ride of observation, commentary, emotion, tragedy, and even humor -- in a way... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...