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Natural Disasters

  • America's Deadliest Twisterby Geoff Partlow

    Southern Illinois University Press 2014; US$ 19.95

    Disaster relief as we know it did not exist when the deadliest tornado in U.S. history gouged a path from southeast Missouri through southern Illinois and into southwestern Indiana. The tri-state tornado of 1925 hugged the ground for 219 miles, generated wind speeds in excess of 300 miles per hour, and killed 695 people. Drawing on survivor interviews,... more...

  • The Practical Preppers Complete Guide to Disaster Preparednessby Scott Hunt

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 19.99

    A complete guide to disaster preparedness from Scott Hunt, CEO of Practical Preppers and a nationally recognized preparedness expert   The world we live in is an unstable one. From natural disasters such as earthquakes, hurricanes, and floods of biblical proportions to concerns about the economic downturn and government shutdown, the hits just... more...

  • Warningby Sophie Cunningham

    The Text Publishing Company 2014; US$ 32.99

    Warning is the definitive account of one of the most frightening extreme weather events our country has ever seen. When Cyclone Tracy swept down on Darwin at Christmas 1974, the weather became not just a living thing but a killer. Tracy destroyed an entire city, left seventy-one people dead and ripped the heart out of Australia's season of goodwill.... more...

  • Flood Recovery, Innovation and Response IVby D. Proverbs; C. A. Brebbia

    WIT Press 2014; US$ 258.00

    Flooding is a global phenomenon that claims numerous lives worldwide each year. Set up to promote research into this area of study, this book contains the proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Flood Recovery, Innovation and Response.This book covers topics related to flooding and its impacts on communities, property and people. 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...

  • Risk Analysisby C. A. Brebbia

    WIT Press 2014; US$ 482.00

    Containing papers presented at the 9th International Conference on Computer Simulation in Risk Analysis and Hazard Mitigation this book covers a series of important topics of current research interests. It is concerned with all aspects of risk management and hazard mitigation, associated with both natural and anthropogenic hazards. 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...

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

    University Press of Mississippi 2014; US$ 60.00

    Along the Gulf Coast, history is often referenced as pre-Katrina or post-Katrina. However, the natural disaster that appalled the world in 2005 has been joined by another catastrophe, this one man-made--the greatest environmental and maritime accident of all time, the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. In less than five years, the Gulf Coast has experienced... more...

  • Disaster Survival (Collins Gem)by Collins

    HarperCollins Publishers 2014; Not Available

    How should you prepare for floods? What?s the best way to react during an earthquake? How should you signal for help, and what do you need in your supplies? This book gives you practical tips and advice to keep you prepared as far as possible to help protect yourself and your loved ones in the face of any eventuality. more...

  • Disaster Survival (Collins Gem)by Collins

    HarperCollins Publishers 2014; Not Available

    How should you prepare for floods? What?s the best way to react during an earthquake? How should you signal for help, and what do you need in your supplies? This book gives you practical tips and advice to keep you prepared as far as possible to help protect yourself and your loved ones in the face of any eventuality. more...