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ISBN: 9780691150543 - Tambora Tambora
Gillen D'Arcy Wood

ISBN10: 0691150540  ISBN13: 9780691150543
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Format: Hardback
Publication date: 02 May 2014
On the eve of the bicentenary of the great eruption, this title tells the story of the weather chaos it wrought, weaving the climate science with the social history of this frightening period to offer a cautionary tale about the potential tragic... More
ISBN: 9781780231969 - Flood Flood
John Withington

ISBN10: 1780231962  ISBN13: 9781780231969
Publisher: Reaktion Books
Format: Paperback
Publication date: 01 Nov 2013
From Noah's Biblical deluge to the China ?oods of 1931 that killed more than 3 million people; and from the broken levees in New Orleans to submerged streets and homes all over Britain, ?oods have always been an unwelcome companion of humanity. More
ISBN: 9780199841936 - The Economic Impacts of Natural Disasters The Economic Impacts of Natural Disasters
Debarati Guha-Sapir, Indhira Santos

ISBN10: 0199841934  ISBN13: 9780199841936
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Format: Hardback
Publication date: 23 May 2013
Since the turn of the millennium, more than one million people have been killed and 2.3 billion others have been directly affected by natural disasters around the world. In cases like the 2010 Haiti earthquake or the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami... More
ISBN: 9780199678754 - Waking the Giant Waking the Giant
Bill McGuire

ISBN10: 0199678758  ISBN13: 9780199678754
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Paperback
Publication date: 25 Apr 2013
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 our feet tossed and turned. Bill McGuire argues that... More
ISBN: 9780312676452 - The Year without Summer The Year without Summer
William K Klingaman

ISBN10: 031267645X  ISBN13: 9780312676452
Publisher: St Martin's Press
Format: Hardback
Publication date: 11 Mar 2013
1816 was a remarkable year - mostly for the fact that there was no summer. As a result of a volcanic eruption in Indonesia, weather patterns were disrupted worldwide for months. This book examines the climate change engendered by this event... More
ISBN: 9780230120747 - The Power of the Sea The Power of the Sea
Bruce Parker

ISBN10: 0230120741  ISBN13: 9780230120747
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Format: Paperback
Publication date: 01 Mar 2012
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 can take the lives of millions. The Power of the... More
ISBN: 9780230115736 - Extreme Weather Extreme Weather
Bonnie Schneider

ISBN10: 023011573X  ISBN13: 9780230115736
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Format: Paperback
Publication date: 27 Jan 2012
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 safety kits as well as how to make a family disaster... More

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ISBN: 9780192804938 - Global Catastrophes: A Very Short Introduction Global Catastrophes: A Very Short Introduction
Bill McGuire

ISBN10: 0192804936  ISBN13: 9780192804938
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Paperback
Publication date: 26 Jan 2006
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 science behind these events and our chances of survival. More
ISBN: 9780712668477 - By Permission of Heaven By Permission of Heaven
Adrian Tinniswood

ISBN10: 0712668470  ISBN13: 9780712668477
Publisher: Vintage Pimlico
Format: Paperback
Publication date: 01 Jul 2004
This account of the Great Fire of London explores its history and consequences, from the first small blaze to the long work of rebuilding. It also describes the human story of the fire and its aftermath - the panic and terror, the hunt for... More
ISBN: 9780141005171 - Krakatoa Krakatoa
Simon Winchester

ISBN10: 0141005173  ISBN13: 9780141005171
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Publication date: 03 Jun 2004
Chronicles the destruction of Indonesian island of Krakatoa in 1883. This book describes how one island and its inhabitants were blasted out of existence and how colonial society was turned upside-down in a cataclysm. Simon Winchester's brilliant... More