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  • Fire Management in the American Westby Mark Hudson

    University Press of Colorado 2011; US$ 44.00

    Most journalists and academics attribute the rise of wildfires in the western United States to the USDA Forest Service's successful fire-elimination policies of the twentieth century. However, in Fire Management in the American West , Mark Hudson argues that although a century of suppression did indeed increase the hazard of wildfire, the responsibility... more...

  • Torrentby Amanda Gearing

    University of Queensland Press 2017; US$ 10.99

    Six years on from Queensland's tragic ‘inland tsunami', this new edition of The Torrent reconnects with the survivors at the heart of the catastrophe. On January 10, 2011, after weeks of heavy rain and as floodwaters began to overwhelm much of southeast Queensland, a ‘wall of water' hit Toowoomba and the Lockyer Valley. The Torrent... more...

  • Into the Fireby Jerron Hawley; Graham Hurley; Steve Sackett

    McClelland & Stewart 2017; US$ 29.95

    The dramatic story of one of the biggest natural disasters in Canadian history, the Fort McMurray wildfire of 2016, told by three of the firefighters who fought to save the city. On May 1, 2016, a wildfire burning to the southwest of Fort McMurray, Alberta, led to the declaration of a local state of emergency. Two days later, the fire had reached... more...

  • Megaquakeby Tetsuo Takashima; Robert D. Eldridge

    Potomac Books 2015; US$ 27.95

    In March 2011 a magnitude 9 earthquake struck off the eastern coast of northern Japan, triggering a massive tsunami and damaging a nearby nuclear reactor. Nearly twenty thousand people were killed or went missing, and many areas have yet to rebuild. Megaquake: How Japan and the World Should Respond , authored by the prolific and award-winning writer... more...

  • Nuclear Meltdown, USAby Chanan Tigay

    Rodale 2012; Not Available

    Sitting near four significant fault lines on the coastline of California, Diablo Canyon is just one of 65 nuclear power plants in the United States. After the nuclear meltdown in Fukushima, Japan, Americans are now asking, "Could it happen here?" This e-book original, based on an in-depth investigation commissioned exclusively for Prevention magazine... more...

  • The Floating Worldby C. Morgan Babst

    Algonquin Books 2017; US$ 19.95

    A dazzling debut about family, home, and grief, The Floating World takes readers into the heart of Hurricane Katrina with the story of the Boisdorés, whose roots stretch back nearly to the foundation of New Orleans. Though the storm is fast approaching the Louisiana coast, Cora, the family’s fragile elder daughter, refuses to leave the city, forcing... more...

  • La Atlántida Testigos Presenciales Parte II Los Atlanteanos y Su Legadoby Walter Parks; Cinthia Noemi Mascarell

    Babelcube Inc. 2017; US$ 3.00

    Muchos han creído que la Atlántida es una historia de ficción creada por Platón.  Bien, pues Platón no fue el primero en escribir sobre ella. Hemos encontrado un documento mucho más antiguo. Fue escrito en el año 9619 AC, alrededor de 9250 años antes de los escritos de Platón. Además, hemos reunido evidencias científicas y arqueológicas suficientes... more...

  • Atlântida As Testemunhas - Parte II: O Legado da Atlântidaby Walter Parks; Patrícia Pinto

    Babelcube Inc. 2016; US$ 3.00

    A Atlântida é a base de tudo aquilo que sabemos e tudo aquilo que somos. Descobrimos um relatório sobre a Atlântida que foi escrito 9.250 anos antes da época de Platão. Assim, conseguimos fornecer dados sobre as descobertas arqueológicas e fatos científicos que comprovam, de forma convincente, que a Atlântida existiu na realidade. E, ainda, encontrámos... more...

  • Firestormby Edward Struzik

    Island Press 2017; US$ 29.99

    In the spring of 2016, the world watched as wildfire ravaged the Canadian town of Fort McMurray. Firefighters named the fire "the Beast.” It seemed to be alive with destructive energy, and they hoped never to see anything like it again. Yet it's not a stretch to imagine we will all soon live in a world in which fires like the Beast are commonplace.... more...

  • Columbus and the Great Flood of 1913by Conrade C. Hinds

    Arcadia Publishing Inc. 2013; US$ 12.99

    Beginning on Easter Sunday, March 23, 1913, Columbus and the Ohio Valley endured a downpour that would produce the largest flood in one hundred years. Heavy rains came on the heels of an especially cold winter, resulting in a torrent of runoff over saturated and frozen ground. Rivers and streams quickly overflowed and levees failed, sending tsunami-like... more...