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The Environment

by QA international Collectif Les Éditions Québec Amérique (September 05, 2012)

The Environment sheds light on the biosphere, the water cycle, erosion, ecosystems and climates. It also delves into environmental threats, including the depletion of the ozone layer, acid rain and deforestation....


Understanding The Earth

by QA international Collectif Les Éditions Québec Amérique (August 08, 2012)

For all curious readers, the Knowledge Guides open the door to a world of complex and captivating phenomena. Accurate, detailed visual information is all defined in lay language to make it readily accessible...


Understanding Weather and the Environment

by QA international Collectif Les Éditions Québec Amérique (August 09, 2012)

For all curious readers, the Knowledge Guides open the door to a world of complex and captivating phenomena. Accurate, detailed visual information is all defined in lay language to make it readily accessible...


The Worst World Disasters of All Time

by Kevin Baker & Jayne Baker eBookIt.com (November 03, 2014)

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...


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

by Bowe Packer Bowe Packer (March 28, 2014)

"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 Scribner (April 01, 2014)

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 on...


The Great Penguin Rescue

by Dyan deNapoli Free Press (October 26, 2010)

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 Scribner (March 16, 2010)

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 St. Martin's Press (December 23, 2013)

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 William Morrow (July 14, 2015)

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 HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

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 HarperCollins (October 13, 2009)

“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...


The Precipice

by Toby Ord Hachette Books (March 23, 2020)

"A book that seems made for the present moment."-New Yorker

This urgent and eye-opening book makes the case that protecting humanity's future is the central challenge of our time.

If all goes well, human history...


Modern Survival

by Barry Davies Skyhorse (April 01, 2012)

Tornadoes, floods, and terrorism--frightening events like these are in the news every day, and it's likely you already know someone who's been affected by such a terrifying ordeal. Modern Survival is the ultimate...


Nuclear War Survival Skills

by Cresson H. Kearny, Eugene P. Wigner, Don Mann & Edward Teller Skyhorse (January 19, 2016)

A field-tested guide to surviving a nuclear attack, written by a revered civil defense expert.

This edition of Cresson H. Kearny's iconic Nuclear War Survival Skills (originally published in 1979), updated by...


End Times

by Bryan Walsh & Corey Carthew Hachette Books (August 27, 2019)

Newsweek and Bloomberg popular science and investigative journalist Bryan Walsh explores the history of extinction and offers a cutting-edge examination of existential risk, the dangerous mistakes we have yet...


Granite Mountain

by Brendan McDonough, John Glouchevitch & Stephan Talty Hachette Books (May 03, 2016)

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,...


And Soon I Heard a Roaring Wind

by Bill Streever Little, Brown and Company (July 25, 2016)

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 Little, Brown and Company (October 23, 2017)

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 Basic Books (September 05, 2016)

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...


Volcanoes

by Rosaly M. C. Lopes Oneworld Publications (December 01, 2012)

As one of the most fascinating and volatile forces on earth, volcanoes have long been the subject of worship, fear, and study. With the aid of famous 'case histories' Lopes provides a unique background to volcanoes,...


Bushcraft Basics

by Leon Pantenburg Skyhorse (May 19, 2020)

Be ready for any emergency, at any time. Could you survive in the wilderness on your own? From clothing recommendations to picking the best firestarter, expert survival instructor Leon Pantenburg shares his...


150 Survival Secrets

by James C. Jones Skyhorse (February 19, 2019)

As the world gets more dangerous, you have to be prepared for anything, even the worst. In 150 Survival Secrets, seasoned survivalist James C. Jones provides insider tips to help you and your family survive...


Smokejumper

by Jason A. Ramos, Julian Smith & Ned Vaughn HarperAudio (July 14, 2015)

A PACIFIC NORTHWEST BOOKSELLERS ASSOCIATION BESTSELLER

"A fascinating look" (Esquire) at the thrilling world of smokejumpers, the airborne firefighters who parachute into the most remote and rugged areas of the...


Weather 101

by Kathleen Sears & Fred Sanders Simon & Schuster Audio (September 12, 2017)

Learn the science behind weather and weather prediction in this clear and straightforward new guide.

Weather is everywhere, and while it’s typically not thought about most of the time, it can get everyone’s...


The Man Who Caught the Storm

by Brantley Hargrove & Jacques Roy Simon & Schuster Audio (April 03, 2018)

The saga of the greatest tornado chaser who ever lived: a tale of obsession and daring and an extraordinary account of humanity’s high-stakes race to understand nature’s fiercest phenomenon from Brantley...


Run the Storm

by George Michelsen Foy & L.J. Ganser Simon & Schuster Audio (May 01, 2018)

In the bestselling tradition of The Perfect Storm and The Finest Hours, “an exquisitely written and dramatic book…a literary page-turner” (Doug Stanton, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Horse Soldiers...


Rescue of the Bounty

by Michael J. Tougias, Douglas A. Campbell & Tom Weiner Blackstone Publishing (April 07, 2015)

Rescueof the Bounty is the harrowing story of the sinkingand rescue of Bounty--the tall shipused in the classic 1962 film Mutiny onthe Bounty--which was caught in the path of Hurricane Sandy with sixteenaboard....


A Storm Too Soon

by Michael J. Tougias & Charlie Thurston Blackstone Publishing (February 15, 2014)

A heart-stopping true-life tale of maritime disaster,survival, and daring rescue from a master storyteller

Seventy-foot waves batter a torn life raft 250 miles out tosea in one of the world's most dangerous places,...


The Great Hurricane

by Cherie Burns, Anna Fields & Cedar House Audio Blackstone Publishing (June 27, 2005)

On the night of September 20, 1938, the news on the radio was full of Hitler’s pending invasion of Czechoslovakia. In a matter of hours, however, a hurricane of unprecedented force would tear through one of...


The Finest Hours

by Michael J. Tougias, Casey Sherman & Malcolm Hillgartner Blackstone Publishing (March 21, 2012)

In the winter of 1952, New England was battered by the most brutal nor’easter in years. As the weather wreaked havoc on land, the freezing Atlantic became a wind-whipped zone of peril, setting the stage for...


Blizzard!

by Jim Murphy & Taylor Mali Blackstone Publishing (October 01, 2011)

On March 12, 1888, hurricane-force winds and unrelenting snow began to bring the region of Virginia to Maine to its knees. During the next three days, the Great Blizzard raged out of control, devastating every...


The Mercy of the Sky

by Holly Bailey & Erin Bennett Blackstone Publishing (May 12, 2015)

The Mercy of the Sky is the harrowing inside account of Oklahoma's deadliest tornado, penned by a local writer who became a national correspondent.

Oklahomans have long been known for their fatalism and grit,...


Fatal Forecast

by Michael J. Tougias & Jeff Cummings Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2006)

Fatal Forecast chronicles a dramatic fight for survival aboard two small fishing boats that were caught in a horrific surprise storm off of Cape Cod. Soon after the Fair Wind and the Sea Fever reached the fishing...


The Top 10 As We Hit Bottom

by Jim Parry & Ron Barrett Skyhorse (February 18, 2020)

From best-selling author and illustrator Ron Barrett, who forecasted the weather in the classic picture book, Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, now predicts how—thanks to climate change and other unpleasantries—the...


The Precipice

by Toby Ord Hachette Books (March 24, 2020)

From a leading philosopher, an urgent and eye-opening book that makes the case that safeguarding humanity from extinction is the central challenge of our time.

From nuclear war and climate change to AI and synthetic...


The Ultimate Sh*t Hits the Fan Survival Guide

by Len McDougall Skyhorse (July 25, 2017)

The world is changing before our very eyes. Today we deal with serious social, political, economic, and environmental issues that affect our everyday lives. With this change we must adapt, and by adapt we mean...


The Pocket Disaster Survival Guide

by Harris J. Andrews & J. Alexander Bowers Skyhorse (April 01, 2010)

Whether it's a hurricane bearing down on a home near the coast or a power line downed in a snowstorm near a car, are you prepared for these situations? This slim handbook will provide you with all the information...


Survival Retreats

by David Black Skyhorse (November 15, 2011)

Survival retreats are built by those who want to truly hide from it all should the worst conspire. David Black explores these places and gets to go where most people will never go: through the chain link fence,...


The Armageddon Survival Handbook

by Rainer Stahlberg Skyhorse (November 24, 2010)

Growing up in Soviet-dominated Hungary, Rainer Stahlberg developed an increasing wariness of the world around him. When he was wounded in the Hungarian uprising of 1956, he resolved to never be caught unprepared...


The Disaster Preparedness Handbook

by Arthur T. Bradley Skyhorse (July 20, 2011)

Let survival expert, Army veteran, NASA scientist help you and your family prepare for any kind of disaster--flood, civil unrest, hurricane, fire, war, earthquake.

Ninety-nine percent of the time, the world spins...


The Emergency Pantry Handbook

by Kate Rowinski & Jim Rowinski Skyhorse (May 01, 2013)

In today's world, anything can happen--medical emergencies, power outages, natural disasters. In less time than it takes to sign off on an insurance form, the world as we know it can be brought to a standstill....


What to Do When the Shit Hits the Fan

by David Black Skyhorse (January 02, 2014)

Recent events have taught us all that anyone, anywhere can face an emergency situation. Do you have the tools, equipment, and knowledge to ensure the safety of your family? With the expert advice in this handbook,...


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

by Old Natural Ways & Evelyn Scott Old Natural Ways (November 01, 2018)

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 Old Natural Ways (November 01, 2018)

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...


The Prepper's Pocket Companion

by Kate Rowinski Skyhorse (January 01, 2012)

Most people don't believe they will ever have to face a real disaster, or are too scared to look ahead and quickly dismiss any thoughts of a future catastrophe. But a cataclysm can happen in an instant and without...


The Homeowner's Hurricane Handbook

by Bob Stearns Skyhorse (July 01, 2009)

With chapters such as Nature of the Beast, to What To Expect In The Aftermath, the Hurricane Preparedness Handbook is a how-to guide for dealing with hurricanes before, during, and afterincluding understanding...


Wildfire Loose

by Joyce Butler Down East Books (July 17, 2014)

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 Icon Books Ltd (July 05, 2018)

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 Berghahn Books (October 01, 2018)

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...