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  • Advancing Culture of Living with Landslidesby Matjaz Mikos; Binod Tiwari; Yueping Yin; Kyoji Sassa

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 426.86

    This volume contains peer-reviewed papers from the Fourth World Landslide Forum organized by the International Consortium on Landslides (ICL), the Global Promotion Committee of the International Programme on Landslides (IPL), University of Ljubljana (UL) and Geological Survey of Slovenia in Ljubljana, Slovenia from May 29 to June 2,. The complete... more...

  • Atlântida - As Testemunhas - Parte III: A Destruição da Atlântidaby Walter Parks; Patrícia Pinto

    Babelcube Inc. 2016; US$ 4.00

    Muitas pessoas sempre acreditaram que Platão tinha sido o primeiro autor a escrever sobre a Atlântida, fê-lo no ano 360 D.C. Contudo, Platão não foi o primeiro a escrever sobre isso; encontrámos um documento muito anterior a essa data, escrito no ano de 9619 A.C, cerca de 9.250 anos anterior às escrituras de Platão. Descobrimos documentos, artefactos... more...

  • The Big Onesby Lucy Jones

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2018; US$ 26.95

    By the world-renowned seismologist, a riveting history of natural disasters, their impact on our culture, and new ways of thinking about the ones to come Earthquakes, floods, tsunamis, hurricanes, volcanoes--they stem from the same forces that give our planet life. Earthquakes give us natural springs; volcanoes produce fertile soil. It is only when... more...

  • The Strand Theatre Fire: The 1941 Brockton Tragedy and the Fallen Thirteenby James E. Benson & Nicole B. Casper; Kenneth F. Galligan Brockton Fire Chief Retired

    Arcadia Publishing Inc. 2017; US$ 12.99

    On March 10, 1941, at 12:38 a.m., the Brockton Fire Department responded to Fire Alarm Box 1311, which was pulled for a fire at the Strand Theatre. Fire Alarm dispatched the deputy chief, three engine companies, a ladder company and Squad A. Within six minutes, a second alarm was struck. Less than one hour after the first alarm, the roof of the Strand... more...

  • On Foundations of Seismologyby James Robert Brown; Michael A Slawinski

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2017; US$ 70.00 US$ 63.70

    -->. This remarkable collaboration between a mathematical physicist and a science philosopher concerns foundational and conceptual issues in seismology. Their aim is to present mathematical, physical and philosophical topics in a clear and concise manner. They provide an extensive philosophical discussion of the methods of science and show how seismology... more...

  • When Hurricane Katrina Hit Homeby Gail Langer Karwoski; Julia Marshall

    Arcadia Publishing Inc. 2013; US$ 12.99

    Chazz Cohen lives with his grandmom in the Garden District of New Orleans. In his family, money is no problem. But money won't buy Chazz what he wants--a "real" home with his mom. Across town in the Ninth Ward, Lyric Talbert wishes her mom didn't expect so much from her, especially when her little brother gets sick. It seemed like the storm would blow... more...

  • The 1967 Belvidere Tornadoby Mike Doyle

    Arcadia Publishing Inc. 2017; US$ 12.99

    Claiming the lives of seven adults and seventeen children, the Belvidere tornado struck the most vulnerable at the worst possible time: just as school let out. More than five hundred people suffered injuries. New interviews and fascinating archival history underscore the horrific drama, as well as the split-second decisions of victims and survivors... more...

  • Rhode Island Shipwrecksby Charlotte Taylor

    Arcadia Publishing Inc. 2017; US$ 12.99

    Rhode Island, the Ocean State, has more shipwrecks per square mile than any other state. The south coast and Block Island are the resting places of many shipwrecks, with many more located in Narragansett Bay. The record of shipwrecks in Rhode Island begins immediately after the arrival of Europeans in the early 17th century with the grounding of a... more...

  • Outer Banks Shipwrecksby Mary Ellen Riddle

    Arcadia Publishing Inc. 2017; US$ 12.99

    Ever since ships began navigating the coast of North Carolina, the area has maintained a reputation for being dangerous. Today, the region that stretches from the Currituck Outer Banks south to Bogue Banks is referred to as the "Graveyard of the Atlantic." From the 1585 grounding of the English ship Tiger off the Outer Banks to the 2012 loss of the... more...

  • Jumping Fireby Murry A. Taylor

    Mariner Books 2014; US$ 13.99

    This “terrifying, grimly funny” memoir about fighting forest fires in Alaska offers “an affectionate portrait of a fraternity of daredevils” ( The New Yorker ). A Los Angeles Times Best Book of the Year   Fighting fires since 1965, legendary smokejumper Murry A. Taylor finally hung up his chute after the summer of 2000—the worst fire season... more...