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Natural Disasters

  • Impact of Tectonic Activity on Ancient Civilizationsby Eric R. Force

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 79.99

    Impact of Tectonic Activity on Ancient Civilizations draws from various fields such as tectonics (geology), classics, history, archaeology, and anthropology to support this notion. Its scope is worldwide, though it focuses on the eastern hemisphere, where the evidence is voluminous. more...

  • The Storm of the Centuryby Al Roker

    HarperCollins 2015; Not Available

    In this gripping narrative history, the beloved NBC weather personality vividly brings to life the Great Gulf Hurricane of 1900, the deadliest natural disaster in American history. On the afternoon of September 8, 1900, 200-mile-per-hour winds and fifteen-foot waves slammed into Galveston, the prosperous and growing port city on Texas?s Gulf Coast.... more...

  • The Storm of the Centuryby Al Roker

    HarperCollins 2015; US$ 18.99

    In this gripping narrative history, the beloved NBC weather personality vividly brings to life the Great Gulf Hurricane of 1900, the deadliest natural disaster in American history. On the afternoon of September 8, 1900, 200-mile-per-hour winds and fifteen-foot waves slammed into Galveston, the prosperous and growing port city on Texas?s Gulf Coast.... 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...

  • 101 Amazing Facts about Natural Disastersby Jack Goldstein; Frankie Taylor

    Andrews UK 2015; US$ 4.49

    What exactly is an avalanche? Why do tropical cyclones spin in different directions? What is the deadliest heat wave ever to have been recorded? And what are the three different types of lightning? All of this and more is revealed in this fantastic book containing over one hundred facts about the world’s most deadly natural disasters. Covering... more...

  • Smokejumperby Jason A. Ramos; Julian Smith

    HarperCollins 2015; US$ 17.99

    A rare inside look at the thrilling world of smokejumpers, the airborne firefighters who parachute into the most remote and rugged areas of the United States, confronting the growing threat of nature?s blazes. Forest and wildland fires are growing larger, more numerous, and deadlier every year ? record drought conditions, decades of forestry mismanagement,... more...

  • Smokejumperby Jason A. Ramos; Julian Smith

    HarperCollins 2015; Not Available

    A rare inside look at the thrilling world of smokejumpers, the airborne firefighters who parachute into the most remote and rugged areas of the United States, confronting the growing threat of nature?s blazes. Forest and wildland fires are growing larger, more numerous, and deadlier every year ? record drought conditions, decades of forestry mismanagement,... more...

  • Smokejumperby Jason A. Ramos; Julian Smith

    HarperCollins 2015; Not Available

    A rare inside look at the thrilling world of smokejumpers, the airborne firefighters who parachute into the most remote and rugged areas of the United States, confronting the growing threat of nature?s blazes. Forest and wildland fires are growing larger, more numerous, and deadlier every year ? record drought conditions, decades of forestry mismanagement,... more...

  • The Hurricane Preparedness Handbookby Bob Stearns

    Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 14.99

    Don?t wait until it?s too late. Prepare now! We?ve all seen the ruin that a hurricane can bring. No one can stop a hurricane, but proper preparation can limit damage, protect long-term finances, and even save lives. The Hurricane Preparedness Handbook is an invaluable, step-by-step guide for everyone who lives in a region threatened by these... more...

  • Disaster Management and Human Health Risk IVby S. M. Sener; C. A. Brebbia; O. Ozcevik

    WIT Press 2015; US$ 310.00

    The contents of this volume consist of papers presented at the fourth in a series of conferences convened to assess the potential risk from various disasters and discuss ways to prevent or mitigate damage. The papers have been contributed by experts on public health, security, and disaster management from academia, industry, and government. more...