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  • The Storm of the Centuryby Al Roker

    HarperCollins 2015; US$ 12.79

    In this gripping narrative history, Al Roker from NBC’s Today and the Weather Channel vividly examines the deadliest natural disaster in American history—a haunting and inspiring tale of tragedy, heroism, and resilience that is full of lessons for today’s new age of extreme weather. On the afternoon of September 8, 1900, two-hundred-mile-per-hour... more...

  • This Gulf of Fireby Mark Molesky

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 17.00

    Winner of the Phi Alpha Theta Best Subsequent Book Award Finalist: Los Angeles Times Book Prize The captivating and definitive account of the most consequential natural disaster of modern times. On All Saints’ Day 1755, tremors from an earthquake measuring perhaps 9.0 (or higher) on the moment magnitude scale swept furiously from their origin along... more...

  • Sustainability and Poverty Alleviationby Ernesto Sánchez-Triana; Santiago Enriquez; Bjorn Larsen

    World Bank Publications 2015; US$ 29.99

    In 2009, more than 40,000 people died prematurely in Sindh, Pakistan because of an illness associated with an environmental health risk. This means that almost one of every five deaths that occurred that year was caused by environmental factors. Loss of natural resources and impacts from natural disasters also represent development challenges. Increased... more...

  • Validating Your Business Continuity Planby Robert Clark

    IT Governance Publishing 2015; US$ 37.99

    Many companies fail to carry out any business continuity exercising. This book explains why validating your BCP is essential to your business’s survival, and describes the component parts of a validation programme, with case studies and expert guidance. more...

  • Perilous Place, Powerful Stormsby Craig E. Colten

    University Press of Mississippi 2010; US$ 30.00 US$ 25.50

    A history of overreaching, gridlock, intrigue, and the final catastrophic results along America's most vulnerable coastline more...

  • Catastrophe and Catharsisby Katharina Gerstenberger; Tanja Nusser

    Boydell & Brewer 2015; US$ 90.00

    Essays examining representations of disaster in German and international contexts, exploring the nexus between disruption and recovery through narrative from the eighteenth century to the present. more...

  • The Endby Phil Torres; Russell Blackford

    Pitchstone Publishing 2016; US$ 9.99

    Comparing the views of religion and science on the end of the world, this book argues we are worried about precisely the wrong scenarios   Presenting the most comprehensive yet accessible exploration of beliefs about the end times to date , The End looks at both religious and secular apocalypses. It places contemporary existential anxieties,... more...

  • Environmental Geography of South Asiaby R.B. Singh; Pawel Prokop

    Springer Japan 2015; US$ 171.22

      This volume synthesizes critical environmental challenges of dynamic earth and human environment systems in South Asia emphasizing geographical dimensions. It deals with spaceborne monitoring, climate, ecohydrology, forests and biodiversity, land-use and land-cover change (LUCC), natural hazards, and disasters in order to contribute towards a sustainable... more...

  • Faces from the Floodby Richard Moore; Jay Barnes

    The University of North Carolina Press 2015; US$ 19.99 US$ 16.99

    On September 16, 1999, rainfall from Hurricane Floyd swelled North Carolina's rivers, flooding tens of thousands of homes, businesses, and communities across the eastern third of the state; taking 52 lives; and causing an estimated $6 billion in damages. Faces from the Flood is a compelling look back at the state's most destructive natural disaster,... more...

  • North Carolina's Hurricane Historyby Jay Barnes

    The University of North Carolina Press 2013; US$ 19.99 US$ 16.99

    North Carolina's Hurricane History charts the more than fifty great storms that have battered the Tar Heel State from the colonial era through Irene in 2011 and Superstorm Sandy in 2012, two of the costliest hurricanes on record. Drawing on news reports, National Weather Service records, and eyewitness descriptions, hurricane historian Jay Barnes... more...