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Thirty-Eight: The Hurricane That Transformed New England

by Stephen Long

The hurricane that pummeled the northeastern United States on September 21, 1938, was New England's most damaging weather event ever. To call it "New England's Katrina" might be to understate its power. Without...


Eruption: The Untold Story of Mount St. Helens

by Steve Olson

Survival narrative meets scientific, natural, and social history in the riveting story of a volcanic disaster.

For months in early 1980, scientists, journalists, sightseers, and nearby residents listened anxiously...


The End: What Science and Religion Tell Us about the Apocalypse

by Phil Torres & Russell Blackford

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...


Volcanoes, Earthquakes and Tsunamis: A Complete Introduction: Teach Yourself

by David Rothery

Written by Dr David Rothery, a volcanologist, geologist, planetary scientist and Professor of Planetary Geosciences at the Open University, Volcanoes, Earthquakes and Tsunamis: A Complete Introduction is designed...


This Gulf of Fire: The Destruction of Lisbon, or Apocalypse in the Age of Science and Reason

by Mark Molesky

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...


The Extreme Weather Survival Manual: 214 Tips for Surviving Nature's Worst

by Dennis Mersereau & The Editors of Outdoor Life

Extreme weather has the ability to leave us devastated, but with the easy-to-follow Extreme Weather Survival Manual you'll be ready for anything Mother Nature throws at you. Dennis Mersereau and the editors...


The Worst of Times: How Life on Earth Survived Eighty Million Years of Extinctions

by Paul B. Wignall

Two hundred and sixty million years ago, life on Earth suffered wave after wave of cataclysmic extinctions, with the worst—the end-Permian extinction—wiping out nearly every species on the planet. The Worst...


The Storm of the Century

by Al Roker

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,...


1 Dead in Attic: After Katrina

by Chris Rose

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...


Smokejumper

by Jason A. Ramos & Julian Smith

A rare inside look at the thrilling world of smokejumpers, the airborne firefighters who parachute into the most remote and rugged areas of the United States, confronting the growing threat of nature’s blazes....


The Hurricane Preparedness Handbook

by Bob Stearns

Don’t wait until it’s too late. Prepare now!

We’ve all seen the ruin that a hurricane can bring. No one can stop a hurricane, but proper preparation can limit damage, protect long-term finances, and even...


The Mercy of the Sky: The Story of a Tornado

by Holly Bailey

“A gripping, heartbreaking and heartwarming account of the monster tornado that ravaged Moore, Oklahoma in 2013.” 

--Daniel James Brown, #1 NY Times bestselling author of The Boys in the Boat 

An acclaimed...


What Stands in a Storm: A True Story of Love and Resilience in the Worst Superstorm in History

by Kim Cross & Rick Bragg

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...


Outdoor Life: The Ultimate Survival Manual: 333 Skills that Will Get You Out Alive

by Richard Johnson

Your Indispensable Go-To Guide for Surviving Anything Get Ready, Get Set, Survive! You're lost in the woods without food or water. Confronted by an armed assailant in the dead of night. Forced to outrun a deadly...


Outdoor Life: Prepare for Anything Survival Manual: 338 Essential Survival Skills

by Tim MacWelch

Outdoor Life: Prepare for Anything will take you through these potential threats and teach you how to become prepared for them, from how to strategize and the right gear to your actions in the wake of a disaster-or...


Last-Minute Survival Secrets: 128 Ingenious Tips to Endure the Coming Apocalypse and Other Minor Inconveniences

by Joey Green

Last-Minute Survival Secrets contains more than a hundred ingenious survival tips that may sound quirky at first, but really do work. Readers will discover a wide range of handy and unusual secrets to outsmart...


The Last Days of Pompeii (Annotated)

by Edward Bulwer-Lytton

The Last Days of Pompeii is a novel written by the baron Edward Bulwer-Lytton in 1834. The novel was inspired by the painting The Last Day of Pompeii by the Russian painter Karl Briullov, which Bulwer-Lytton...


101 Amazing Facts about Natural Disasters

by Jack Goldstein & Frankie Taylor

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...


Warning: The Story of Cyclone Tracy

by Sophie Cunningham

Warning is the definitive account of one of the most frightening extreme weather events our country has ever seen.

When Cyclone Tracy swept down on Darwin at Christmas 1974, the weather became not just a living...


Oil and Water: Media Lessons from Hurricane Katrina and the Deepwater Horizon Disaster

by Andrea Miller, Shearon Roberts & Victoria LaPoe

How the media handled coverage and shaped understanding of two massive and ongoing catastrophes