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

    Springer Milan 2014; US$ 16.82

    Le catastrofi sono classificate in base agli elementi della tradizione filosofica ellenica e la loro ragione fisica è alla base dell'intera trattazione. Il libro è 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...

  • The Burning Islandby Pamela Frierson

    Trinity University Press 2012; US$ 16.99

    Westernersfrom early missionaries to explorers to present-day artists, scientists, and touristshave always found volcanoes fascinating and disturbing. Native Hawaiians, in contrast, revere volcanoes as a source of spiritual energy and see the volcano goddess Pele as part of the natural cycle of a continuously procreative cosmos. Volcanoes hold a special... more...

  • Lights Outby Scientific American Editors

    Scientific American 2012; US$ 5.09

    Lights Out: How It All Ends by the editors of Scientific American Traditionally, the four horsemen of the apocalypse are war, famine, plague and death; but while classical authors were familiar with only four horsemen, modern ones could add events such as environmental devastation and nearby supernovas. In this eBook we look at several "end of the... more...

  • Earthquakeby Andrew Robinson

    Reaktion Books 2013; US$ 24.95

    The 2011 devastating, tsunami-triggering quake off the coast of Japan and 2010’s horrifying destruction in Haiti reinforce the fact that large cities in every continent are at risk from earthquakes. Quakes threaten Los Angeles, Beijing, Cairo, Delhi, Singapore, and many more cities, and despite advances in earthquake science and engineering and improved... more...

  • Rescue of the Bountyby Michael J. Tougias; Douglas A. Campbell

    Scribner 2014; US$ 11.99

    From the author of the Fall 2015 Disney movie The Finest Hours , the “thrilling and perfectly paced” ( Booklist ) story of the sinking and rescue of Bounty —the tall ship used in the classic 1962 movie Mutiny on the Bounty —which was caught in the path of Hurricane Sandy with sixteen aboard. On Thursday, October 25, 2012, Captain Robin Walbridge... more...

  • The Practical Preppers Complete Guide to Disaster Preparednessby Scott Hunt

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 13.29

    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...

  • What Stands in a Stormby Kim Cross; Rick Bragg

    Atria Books 2015; US$ 11.99

    Enter the eye of the storm in this gripping real-life thriller— A Perfect Storm on land—that chronicles America’s biggest tornado outbreak since the beginning of recorded weather: a horrific three-day superstorm with 358 separate tornadoes touching down in twenty-one states and destroying entire towns. April 27, 2011 was the climax of a three-day... more...

  • 1 Dead in Atticby Chris Rose

    Simon & Schuster 2015; US$ 12.99

    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...

  • The Fire Lineby Fernanda Santos

    Flatiron Books 2016; US$ 11.89

    A haunting, beautiful and moving portrait of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, an uncontrollable wildfire and the greatest loss of firefighters' lives since 9/11. more...

  • Rebuilding Community after Katrinaby Ken Reardon; John Forester

    Temple University Press 2015; US$ 35.95

    Rebuilding Community after Katrina chronicles the innovative and ambitious partnership between Cornell University’s City and Regional Planning department and ACORN Housing, an affiliate of what was the nation’s largest low-income community organization. These unlikely allies came together to begin to rebuild devastated neighborhoods in New Orleans... more...