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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,...


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


Disaster Preparedness: Practical Handbook For Your Disaster Plan If Disaster Strikes

by Bowe Packer

"Are You Prepared For A Natural Disaster?" "Do you know what to do if disaster strikes today?" "Do you have your Disaster Plan ready?" This Practical Guide Is Designed For Those That Might Not Really Know How...


Rescue of the Bounty

by Michael J. Tougias & Douglas A. Campbell

From the author of the Fall 2015 Disney movie The Finest Hours, the “thrilling and perfectly paced” (Booklist) story of the sinking and rescue of Bounty—the tall ship used in the classic 1962 movie Mutiny...


The Great Penguin Rescue

by Dyan deNapoli

ON JUNE 23, 2000, the iron-ore carrier MV Treasure, en route from Brazil to China, foundered off the coast of Cape Town, South Africa, spilling 1,300 tons of oil into the ocean and contaminating the habitat...


Overboard!

by Michael J. Tougias

From masterful storyteller Michael J. Tougias comes a new, heart-stopping true-life tale of maritime disaster, his most thrilling and amazing story yet.

In May 2005, Tom Tighe, captain of a forty-five-foot-long...


Storm Chasers

by Paul Quarrington

Few people seek out the tiny Caribbean island of Dampier Cay—visitors usually wash up there by accident. But this weekend, three people are flying to the island, not for a tan or fun in the sun, but because...


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 Great Deluge

by Douglas Brinkley

In the span of five violent hours on August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina destroyed major Gulf Coast cities and flattened 150 miles of coastline. But it was only the first stage of a shocking triple tragedy. On...


The Children's Blizzard

by David Laskin

“David Laskin deploys historical fact of the finest grain to tell the story of a monstrous blizzard that caught the settlers of the Great Plains utterly by surprise. Using the storm as a lens, Laskin captures...


Prepper's Guide to Surviving Natural Disasters: How to Prepare for Real-World Emergencies

by James D. Nowka

Real disasters - floods, fires, tornadoes, hurricanes, chemical spills - occur every year. Prepper's Guide to Natural Disasters skips the hype and hysteria of less likely, apocalyptic scenarios and helps you...


The Big Ones

by Lucy Jones

When the forces that give our planet life exceed our ability to withstand them, they become disasters. Together they have shaped our cities and architecture, elevated leaders and toppled governments, influenced...


Changes in the Air

by Eleonora Rohland

Hurricanes have been a constant in the history of New Orleans. Since before its settlement as a French colony in the eighteenth century, the land entwined between Lake Pontchartrain and the Mississippi River...


Shaken and Moved

by Mark Rasquinha

Long form journalism writings are testimonies to the complexities of life in the Indian Sub-Continent, they bring out the stories of the most ordinary lives of people in the region. In an era where research,...


Worlds End Worlds Start

by John Bateman

All the scientific people say that Yellowstone will erupt again, but no one knows when. Everything is still a guessing game. They say that it could be a super volcano. This is a volcano capable of producing...


When the 7.0 Magnitude Earthquake Hit Haiti

by Jean Gerard Rhau

This book is about my personal experience during the January 12, 2010, earthquake in Haiti. On January 10, 2010, I traveled from Rhode Island through Boston Logan Airport and through Miami, Florida, and then...


Journal Excerpts from the Ring of Fire

by Barbara Wolf

Journal Excerpts from the Ring of Fire relates exciting travels to the Pacific area, often called the Ring of Fire. Today we are reading about earthquakes, tsunamis, and volcanic events. We need to bring peace...


911 from an Inside Line

by Denise Stephenson

Written by dispatcher Denise Stephenson, a crucial "first responder" in the Hurricane Katrina disaster as a member of Mississippis Waveland police department, this volume presents a very real portrait of a calamity...


Development in Unity Volume One

by Daasebre Prof. Oti Boateng

Development in Unity: A Compendium of Works of Daasebre Prof. (Emeritus) Oti Boateng, Volume1 is a compilation of research works, published articles, speeches, seminar presentations, addresses, and radio broadcasts...


Catastrophic Gumbo

by Alvin Jacque

From avalanches to volcanoes, and from the Gulf Oil Spill to bridge collapses, author Alvin JacQues explores the fascinating world of disastersboth manmade and natural. Inspired by his survival of Hurricane...