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The Worst World Disasters of All Time

by Kevin Baker & Jayne Baker

The Worst World Disasters of All Time is an overview of the most terrible disaster events in recorded history.

Caution: Because of the nature of this book, some readers may find some of the content and pictures...


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...


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, [he] 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...


And Soon I Heard a Roaring Wind

by Bill Streever

A thrilling exploration of the science and history of wind from the bestselling author of Cold.

Scientist and bestselling nature writer Bill Streever goes to any extreme to explore wind -- the winds that built...


The Water Will Come

by Jeff Goodell

What if Atlantis wasn't a myth, but an early precursor to a new age of great flooding? Across the globe, scientists and civilians alike are noticing rapidly rising sea levels, and higher and higher tides pushing...


The Cure for Catastrophe

by Robert Muir-Wood

We can't stop natural disasters but we can stop them being disastrous. One of the world's foremost risk experts tells us how.

Year after year, floods wreck people's homes and livelihoods, earthquakes tear communities...


Granite Mountain

by Brendan McDonough & Stephan Talty

The true story behind the events that inspired the major motion picture Only the Brave.

A "unique and bracing" (Booklist) first-person account by the sole survivor of Arizona's disastrous 2013 Yarnell Hill Fire,...


Backwoods Surgery & Medicine

by Charles Stuart Moody

A well written first aid guide, from the turn of the early  20th century, uses anecdotal experiences as examples when explaining how to care for wounds, fractures, and other medical issues that may arise while...


What You Take with You

by Therese Greenwood

We stopped to watch the helicopters swoop down to fill the water baskets, like hummingbirds at a feeder. That was when we saw a new plume of smoke rising to the southwest. Four years after Therese Greenwood...


The Urban Prepper - A Quick Start Handbook for Modern Day Preppers to Prepare For Any Disasters

by Old Natural Ways & Evelyn Scott

Quick And Easy Guide To Prepare For Any Disaster The Urban Prepper Disasters occur unexpectedly. Everyone, both rich and poor, suffer from the same effects and even lose lives in extreme cases. What makes the...


Prepper's Survival Pantry: A Beginner's Guide to Modern Day Prepping For Food, Water, And Storage

by Old Natural Ways & Evelyn Scott

Knowledge and correct information are the first steps to survival. There are generic preparations that are appropriate for every emergency situation. However, concrete and careful planning is needed for you...


Wildfire Loose

by Joyce Butler

In October 1947, Maine experienced the worst fire disaster in its history. Climaxing months of drought, fires raged across more than 200,000 acres. Nine communities were practically leveled and four others severely...


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,...