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  • Krakatoaby Simon Winchester

    HarperCollins 2013; US$ 14.59

    Simon Winchester, New York Times bestselling author of The Professor and the Madman , examines the legendary annihilation in 1883 of the volcano-island of Krakatoa, which was followed by an immense tsunami that killed nearly forty thousand people. The effects of the immense waves were felt as far away as France. Barometers in BogotŠ and Washington,... more...

  • A Crack in the Edge of the Worldby Simon Winchester

    HarperCollins 2013; US$ 12.99

    Unleashed by ancient geologic forces, a magnitude 8.25 earthquake rocked San Francisco in the early hours of April 18, 1906. Less than a minute later, the city lay in ruins. Bestselling author Simon Winchester brings his inimitable storytelling abilities to this extraordinary event, exploring the legendary earthquake and fires that spread horror across... more...

  • Ring of Fire: An Encyclopedia of the Pacific Rim's Earthquakes, Tsunamis, and Volcanoesby Bethany Hinga

    ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 89.00

    The author examines natural disasters around the Pacific Rim throughout history together with scientific data context to produce enlightening?and highly readable?entries. 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...

  • Cascadia's Faultby Jerry Thompson

    HarperCollins Canada 2011; US$ 25.99

    The Cascadia Subduction Zone is a crack in the earth?s crust, roughly fifty kilometres offshore, running 1,100 kilometres from northern Vancouver Island to northern California. About every 500 years this fault generates a monster earthquake. There is roughly a thirty percent chance that it could happen again within the next fifty years. Or it could... more...

  • The Thirtymile Fireby John N. Maclean

    Henry Holt and Co. 2013; US$ 16.99

    A riveting account of the deadly Thirtymile fire and the controversy and recriminations that raged in its aftermath, from our premier chronicler of wildfires and those who fight them The Thirtymile fire in the remote North Cascade range near the Canadian border in Washington began as a simple mop-up operation. In a few hours, a series of catastrophic... more...

  • Magnitude 8by Philip L. Fradkin

    Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 8.99

    Magnitude 8 is the archetypal natural disaster defined. To understand the cataclysmic earthquake that will tear California apart one day, Philip L. Fradkin has written a dramatic history of earthquakes and an eloquent guide to the San Andreas Fault, the world's best-known tectonic landscape. The author includes vivid stories of earthquakes elsewhere:... 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 keep... more...