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

    University Press of Mississippi 2014; US$ 60.00

    How the media handled coverage and shaped understanding of two massive and ongoing catastrophes more...

  • Empire of the Beetleby Andrew Nikiforuk

    Greystone Books 2011; US$ 14.95

    Beginning in the late 1980s, a series of improbable bark beetle outbreaks unsettled iconic forests and communities across western North America. An insect the size of a rice kernel eventually killed more than 30 billion pine and spruce trees from Alaska to New Mexico. Often appearing in masses larger than schools of killer whales, the beetles engineered... more...

  • The Finest Hoursby Michael J. Tougias; Casey Sherman

    Scribner 2009; US$ 9.99

    The true story of an incredible disaster and heroic rescue at sea told by two masterful storytellers. In the winter of 1952, New England was battered by the most brutal nor'easter in years. As the weather wreaked havoc on land, the freezing Atlantic became a wind-whipped zone of peril. In the early hours of Monday, February 18, while the storm raged,... more...

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

    ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 89.00

    On March 11, 2011, a magnitude 9.0 earthquake struck off Japan's coast, triggering a powerful tsunami. The massive destruction that resulted proved that not even sophisticated, industrialized nations are immune from nature's fury. Written to take some of the mystery out of the earth's behavior, this encyclopedia chronicles major natural disasters... more...

  • Shallow Geophysical Mass Flows down Arbitrary Topographyby Ioana Luca; Yih-Chin Tai; Chih-Yu Kuo

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 129.00

    This book lays a foundation for formulating depth-averaged equations describing shallow geophysical mass flows - landslides, avalanches or debris flows. Offering detailed derivation of model equations, its stimulating examples show how the models are applied. more...

  • The Thirtymile Fireby John N. Maclean

    Henry Holt and Co. 2013; US$ 17.99

    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...

  • Violent Earthby Dorling Kindersley Ltd

    Dorling Kindersley Ltd 2011; Not Available

    An explosive guide to the dynamic forces that shape our planet Violent Earth is a spectacular visual exploration of the some of the most awe-inspiring and dramatic events that our planet can throw at us; earthquakes, eruptions, mud slides, tsunamis and more. Feel their terrifying force as they leap off the page through powerful photography,... more...

  • 1 Dead in Atticby Chris Rose

    Simon & Schuster 2015; US$ 17.00

    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...

  • 1001 Questions Answered Aboutby Barbara Tufty

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 10.95

    This book answers 1001 questions about all kinds of natural disasters: earthquakes, volcanoes, tsunamis, avalanches, landslides, floods, droughts, fires, and animal plagues. A very informative, readable book. 18 photographs, 23 line drawings. more...

  • Aria, acqua, terra e fuoco - Volume Iby Fabio Vittorio De Blasio

    Springer Milan 2014; US$ 29.99

    Le catastrofi sono classificate in base agli elementi della tradizione filosofica ellenica e la loro ragione fisica alla base dell'intera trattazione. Il libro diviso in due volumi, indipendenti ma correlati allo stesso tempo. Nel primo, dopo una breve introduzione alle catastrofi naturali, si affrontano le catastrofi della terra e quelle del... more...