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Natural Disasters

  • 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...

  • 100 Catastrophic Disastersby Nigel Cawthorne

    Arcturus Digital Limited 2006; US$ 4.99

    100 Catastrophic Disasters is an astounding compendium of natural and man-made disasters. The range of entries is extraordinary, from the bizarre to the horrific, and from the heartbreaking to the ridiculous. The book includes some of history's most incredible disasters and tells in vivid detail the story of events of people involved, the imp... more...

  • 1001 Questions Answered Aboutby Barbara Tufty

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 19.95

    This highly readable and informative guide imparts a wealth of solid scientific data about hurricanes, tornadoes, thunderstorms, wind, fog, ice storms, and other events. The text is embellished with 72 drawings and 20 photographs. more...

  • 101 Amazing Facts about Natural Disastersby Jack Goldstein; Frankie Taylor

    Andrews UK 2015; US$ 4.49

    What exactly is an avalanche? Why do tropical cyclones spin in different directions? What is the deadliest heat wave ever to have been recorded? And what are the three different types of lightning? All of this and more is revealed in this fantastic book containing over one hundred facts about the world’s most deadly natural disasters. Covering... more...

  • 101 Amazing Facts about Volcanoesby Jack Goldstein

    Andrews UK 2014; US$ 2.99

    Did you know that animals can often sense when a volcano is going to erupt? Or that the force of an eruption is measured on the VEI, or Volcanic Explosivity Index? What is the difference between a shield volcano and a stratovolcano? And what were the largest eruptions in human history? All of these facts and more can be found in this fantastic guide... more...

  • The 1755 Lisbon Earthquake: Revisitedby Luiz Mendes-Victor; Carlos Sousa Oliveira; João Azevedo; A. Ribeiro

    Springer Netherlands 2008; US$ 246.87

    The 1755 earthquake and tsunami were influential in Portugal and in all European and North African countries where the devastating effects were felt. The possibility of a similar occurrence urges society and the scientific community to reflect on its lessons. more...

  • The 1935 Republican River Floodby Joy Hayden

    Arcadia Publishing Inc. 2015; US$ 12.99

    On May 31, 1935, a storm system surged along the Republican River, bursting its banks in a matter of minutes with a roar that could be heard miles away. The greatest flood to hit the tri-state area of Colorado, Kansas and Nebraska, it left behind a landscape rearranged beyond recognition and claimed more than one hundred casualties. However, amid all... more...

  • The 1940 Vrancea Earthquake. Issues, Insights and Lessons Learntby Radu Vacareanu; Constantin Ionescu

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 224.42

    These proceedings include most of the available information on this major seismic event and its consequences. With an estimated moment magnitude of 7.7 and a heavy toll in terms of human and economic losses, it ranks as the largest intermediate-depth earthquake in Europe in the twentieth century. Nevertheless, because of the difficult conditions... more...

  • The 1959 Yellowstone Earthquakeby Larry Morris; Lee Whittlesey

    Arcadia Publishing Inc. 2016; US$ 12.99

    At 11:37 p.m. on August 17, 1959, a magnitude 7.5 earthquake rocked Montana's Yellowstone country. In an instant, an entire mountainside fractured and thundered down onto the sites of unsuspecting campers. The mammoth avalanche generated hurricane-force winds ahead of it that ripped clothing from backs and heaved tidal waves in both directions of... more...

  • The 1964 Flood of Humboldt and Del Norteby Greg Rumney; Dave Stockton Jr.

    Arcadia Publishing Inc. 2014; US$ 12.99

    The 1964 flood in the Eel and Klamath Rivers drainages represents an extreme weather event. Both the Northern California and Southern Oregon coasts are host to many floods, but the 1964 flood stands out as a representation of the "perfect storm." Three events occurred that led to the flood. First, a cold front moved in and dropped several feet of snow.... more...