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  • Worst of Daysby Karen Kissane

    Hachette Australia 2010; Not Available

    A gripping behind-the-scenes account of Black Saturday; how it happened and what we've learned more...

  • The Torrentby Amanda Gearing

    University of Queensland Press 2013; US$ 12.99

    Based on exclusive interviews with survivors, rescuers, and with the families and friends of victims of Queensland?s catastrophic summer of 2011, this is a powerful account of human courage. Of all the stories to emerge from the disaster the most dramatic and starkly tragic were those that took place in Toowoomba and the Lockyer Valley. On January... more...

  • Anatomy of Seismogramsby O. Kulhánek

    Elsevier Science 2012; US$ 72.95

    Frequent updating of existing interpretation codes and routines is a prerequisite for modern seismogram interpretation and research. The primary goal of this book is to present in a rather tutorial form all the necessary information and techniques pertinent to essential seismogram interpretation. The treatment is descriptive rather then mathematical,... more...

  • No Apparent Dangerby Victoria Bruce

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 12.99

    On January 14, 1993, a team of scientists descended into the crater of Galeras, a restless Andean volcano in southern Colombia, for a day of field research. As the group slowly moved across the rocky moonscape of the caldera near the heart of the volcano, Galeras erupted, its crater exploding in a barrage of burning rocks and glowing shrapnel. Nine... more...

  • The Perfect Storm: A True Story of Men Against the Seaby Sebastian Junger

    HarperCollins Publishers 2010; Not Available

    The worst storm in history seen from the wheelhouse of a doomed fishing trawler; a mesmerisingly vivid account of a natural hell from a perspective that offers no escape. more...

  • Japan - Hell on Earth: 2011by Paul Andrews

    Andrews UK 2011; US$ 3.49

    On the 11th March 2011, a massive earthquake hit the Pacific Ocean near to North-Eastern Japan. Soon afterwards, a devestating tsunami followed. This quick-read guide written by Paul Andrews gives the reader an overview an explanation of the events in easy-to-understand plain English. With sections including the nuclear crisis, the effect of the disaster... more...

  • 101 Amazing Facts about Volcanoesby Jack Goldstein

    Andrews UK 2014; US$ 2.99

    Did you know that animals can often sense when a volcano is going to erupt? Or that the force of an eruption is measured on the VEI, or Volcanic Explosivity Index? What is the difference between a shield volcano and a stratovolcano? And what were the largest eruptions in human history? All of these facts and more can be found in this fantastic guide... more...

  • Earthquakes and Animalsby Motoji Ikeya

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2004; US$ 193.00

    Those who survive major earthquakes often report the occurrence of mysterious phenomena beforehand — unusual animal and plant behavior, lightning, strange clouds and malfunctioning electrical appliances. In fact these stories are legendary the world over. But are they merely legends? Are the many people who report them just superstitious or... more...

  • The Big Burnby Timothy Egan

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2009; US$ 15.95

    A dramatic account of the worst forest fire in American history by the author of the best-selling and National Book Award-winning THE WORST HARD TIME.  more...

  • Waveby Sonali Deraniyagala

    Little, Brown Book Group 2013; Not Available

    A profoundly moving, piercingly frank memoir of grief -- of learning to live with grief -- that begins in Sri Lanka on December 26, 2004, when the author lost her parents, her husband, and her two young sons in the tsunami she miraculously survived. more...