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  • Dreadful Visitationsby Alessa Johns

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 43.95

    First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Disaster!by Alan A. Siegel

    Rutgers University Press 2014; US$ 32.95

    In Disaster!, Alan A. Siegel brings readers face-to-face with twenty-eight of the deadliest natural and human-caused calamities to strike New Jersey between 1821 and 1906. Accounts of fires, steamboat explosions, shipwrecks, train wrecks, and storms are told in the words of the people who experienced the events firsthand, lending a sense of immediacy... more...

  • The Weather Factorby Erik Durschmied

    Arcade Publishing 2014; US$ 16.99

    From the colonists' first encounter with the American climate to the launch of the first weather satellite in space, weather has influenced battles, wars, elections, sports events, balloon launches, airship flights, and many other history-making events. Want to know what part the weather played in ending the Siege in Yorktown? Why President Harrison... more...

  • Disaster in Paradiseby Amanda Bath

    Harbour Publishing 2015; US$ 17.99

    On the morning of July 12, 2012, Mandy Bath left her picturesque home and garden in Johnson?s Landing, BC, for a day trip to nearby Kaslo. She had no forewarning of what the placid summer day would bring. But just over an hour later, a massive landslide tore into the community, destroying her home and killing four people: Valentine Webber, aged 60,... more...

  • Oregon Disastersby Rachel Dresbeck

    Globe Pequot Press 2015; US$ 15.99

    True accounts of major disasters in Oregon history are retold in this engagingly written collection. Among the true accounts dramatically retold are the deadly Mount Hood avalanche of 1927, the 1933 Tillamook forest fire (one of the worst in U.S. history), the devastating tsunami of 1964, and the 1903 flash flood in Heppner, which carried away a... more...

  • Pennsylvania Disastersby Karen Ivory

    Globe Pequot Press 2015; US$ 15.99

    True accounts of major disasters in Texas history are retold in this engagingly written collection. From the Johnstown floods of 1889 to the heroic actions on United Flight 193 on 9/11, Pennsylvania has been home to some of the nation's most dramatic moments. Each story reveals not only the circumstances surrounding the disaster and the magnitude... more...

  • Natural Hazardsby Edward Bryant

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 56.00 US$ 45.92

    This revised edition, first published in 2005, is a comprehensive, inter-disciplinary treatment of the full range of natural hazards. more...

  • Acts of Godby Ted Steinberg

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 18.99 US$ 16.33

    In this eye-opening volumn, eminent environmental historian Ted Steinberg explains how much of the death and destruction caused by "natural" disasters has been well within the realm of human control. Steinberg exposes the fallacy of seeings such calamities as simply random events, showing how the decisions of business leaders and government officials... more...

  • Large-Scale Disastersby Mohamed Gad-el-Hak

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 152.00 US$ 124.64

    A review volume presenting research into the prediction, prevention or mitigation of large-scale disasters. more...

  • Surviving Armageddonby Bill McGuire

    OUP Oxford 2007; US$ 16.99 US$ 14.61

    What do earthquakes, magma, asteroid 1950DA, and global warming have in common? Not only are they are all natural disasters already under way, but they are ones scientists are now working to predict and prevent. Bill McGuire guides us through the latest approaches being explored to protect the planet, and argues we can make a genuine bid to get through... more...