An unforgettable memoir of solitude, wilderness and wildfires
A spell-binding and heart-stopping narrative that reveals the amazing power of the oceans and explains for the first time how scientists have learned to predict the sea's destructive moments that...
David Darling; Dirk Schulze-Makuch
Discover the mind-boggling science of the coming apocalypse!
Ranging from topics that cover every season and every climate, Extreme Weather introduces the reader to the best course of action during weather emergencies, including what to have in emergency...
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In August 2005, as Hurricane Katrina blew in, the city of New Orleans has been abandoned by most citizens. But resident Abdulrahman Zeitoun, though his wife and family had gone...
Focuses on the many potential catastrophes facing our planet, from global warming, and New Ice Ages, to asteroid impact, super volcanoes, and mega-tsunami. This book presents a look at both...
The book that provides the fullest picture yet of what life inside Burma is really like.
A profoundly moving, piercingly frank memoir of learning to live with grief--that begins in Sri Lanka on Dec. 26, 2004, when the author lost her parents, her husband, and her...
Climate change, killer asteroids or President Palin - how will the world end? And what exactly can we do about it? This guide offers a well-informed look at threats to...
Full of merry madness and hearty heartache, A Horrid History of Christmas will make you want to bypass the festivities altogether!
The last 20,000 years has seen our world flip from icehouse to greenhouse, provoking earthquakes, tsunamis and volcanic outbursts. Like a giant stirring from a long sleep, the Earth beneath...
A book about life, death and natural disasters
Offers an account of BP oil corporation in crisis, and examines how crucial decisions made during BP's remarkable turnaround paved the way for its darkest hour.
Utpal Sandesara; Tom Wooten
Offers a researched examination of the little-known, but devastating Machhu Dam disaster in India. On August 11, 1979, after a week of extraordinary monsoon rains in the Gujurat province of...
D.G. Nemeth; Robert B. Hamilton; Judy...
This book follows environmental changes--including those caused by human actions, as well as those resulting from natural circumstances--and provides a process to manage their impact on the future.
David L Porter; Lee Reeder
The world is burning, and it appears that we are to blame. Conditions that create large-scale fire disasters are occurring more frequently every year, spurred on by global warming. This...