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  • Apocalyptic Planetby Craig Childs

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 27.95

    The earth has died many times, and it always comes back looking different. In an exhilarating, surprising exploration of our planet, Craig Childs takes readers on a firsthand journey through apocalypse, touching the truth behind the speculation. Apocalyptic Planet is a combination of science and adventure that reveals the ways in which our world... more...

  • Rising Tideby John M. Barry

    Simon & Schuster 2007; US$ 18.00

    An American epic of science, politics, race, honor, high society, and the Mississippi River, Rising Tide tells the riveting and nearly forgotten story of the greatest natural disaster this country has ever known -- the Mississippi flood of 1927. The river inundated the homes of nearly one million people, helped elect Huey Long governor and made Herbert... 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...

  • 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... 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...

  • Seismic Signatures and Analysis of Reflection Data in Anisotropic Mediaby I. Tsvankin

    Elsevier Science 2001; US$ 205.00

    Following the breakthrough in the last decade in identifying the key parameters for time and depth imaging in anisotropic media and developing practical methodologies for estimating them from seismic data, this title primarily focuses on the far reaching exploration benefits of anisotropic processing. This volume provides the first comprehensive description... more...

  • Wave Fields in Real Mediaby J. Jose M. Carcione

    Elsevier Science 2001; US$ 200.00

    This book examines the differences between an ideal and a real description of wave propagation, where ideal means an elastic (lossless), isotropic and single-phase medium, and real means an anelastic, anisotropic and multi-phase medium. The analysis starts by introducing the relevant stress-strain relation. This relation and the equations of momentum... more...

  • Volcanoes, Earthquakes And Tsunamis: Teach Yourselfby David Rothery

    Hodder & Stoughton 2010; US$ 21.47

    Volcanoes, Earthquakes and Tsunamis is the essential guide to what causes the most frightening geological events with which we are faced today. It covers plate tectonics, the intricacies of each terrible phenomina, and their effects as well as the impact they have on each other, how they can be predicted and, if possible, controlled. NOT GOT MUCH... more...

  • Volcanoes, Earthquakes And Tsunamis: Teach Yourselfby David Rothery

    Hodder & Stoughton 2010; Not Available

    Volcanoes, Earthquakes and Tsunamis is the essential guide to what causes the most frightening geological events with which we are faced today. It covers plate tectonics, the intricacies of each terrible phenomina, and their effects as well as the impact they have on each other, how they can be predicted and, if possible, controlled. NOT GOT MUCH... more...