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Archeology and Volcanism in Central America: The Zapotitan Valley of El Salvador

by Payson D. Sheets

Scientists have long speculated on the impact of extreme natural catastrophes on human societies. Archeology and Volcanism in Central America provides dramatic evidence of the effects of several volcanic disasters...


Tambora: The Eruption That Changed the World

by Gillen D'Arcy Wood

When Indonesia’s Mount Tambora erupted in 1815, it unleashed the most destructive wave of extreme weather the world has witnessed in thousands of years. The volcano’s massive sulfate dust cloud enveloped...


1001 Questions Answered About: Earthquakes, Avalanches, Floods and Other Natural Disasters

by Barbara Tufty

Answers 1001 questions about natural disasters: earthquakes, volcanoes, tsunamis, avalanches, landslides, floods, droughts, fires, and animal plagues. A very informative, readable book. 18 photographs, 23 line...


Physics of the Earth’s Interior

by Barbara Romanowicz

Earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions: the extent of certain recent natural disasters and their dramatic consequences have reminded us of the power of terrestrial phenomena and of the need for scientific...


Sediments, Diagenesis, and Sedimentary Rocks: Treatise on Geochemistry, Second Edition, Volume 7

by F.T. Mackenzie

This volume covers the formation and biogeochemistry of a variety of important sediment types from their initial formation through their conversion (diagenesis) to sedimentary rocks. The volume deals with the...


Strong in the Rain

by Lucy Birmingham & David McNeill

Blending history, science, and gripping storytelling, Strong in the Rain brings the 9.0 magnitude earthquake that struck Japan in 2011 and its immediate aftermath to life through the eyes of the men and women...


Handbook of Hazards and Disaster Risk Reduction and Management

by Ben Wisner, J.C. Gaillard & Ilan Kelman

The Handbook provides a comprehensive statement and reference point for hazard and disaster research, policy making, and practice in an international and multi-disciplinary context. It offers critical reviews...


Predicting the Unpredictable: The Tumultuous Science of Earthquake Prediction

by Susan Hough

An earthquake can strike without warning and wreak horrific destruction and death, whether it's the cataclysmic 2008 Sichuan quake in China that killed tens of thousands or a future great earthquake on the San...


Volcanoes! That Go Boom

by Speedy Publishing

How does a nature book about volcanoes spark a child's imagination? Children are attracted by vivid colors and the potential of excitement. A nature book filled with bright pictures of volcanoes, mountains and...


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...


Into the Heart of Our World: A Journey to the Center of the Earth: A Remarkable Voyage of Scientific Discovery

by David Whitehouse

An enthralling and extraordinary adventure vividly charting the mysteries of the deep Earth, the history of our planet, and the latest discoveries about its inner core. The journey to the center of the earth...


The Last Volcano: A Man, a Romance, and the Quest to Understand Nature's Most Magnificent Fury

by John Dvorak

Ranging from Yellowstone in Wyoming to Mount Pelee in the Caribbean, from Bogoslof and Pavlov in Alaska, to Sakurajima in Japan, and, finally, to the massive volcanoes of Kilauea and Mauna Loa in Hawaii—The...


Island on Fire: The Extraordinary Story of a Forgotten Volcano That Changed the World

by Alexandra Witze & Jeff Kanipe

Can a single explosion change the course of history? An eruption at the end of the 18th century led to years of climate change while igniting famine, disease, even perhaps revolution. Laki is one of Iceland’s...