Natural disasters

    Ghosts of the Tsunami

    By Richard Lloyd Parry

    Hardback Save £4.34 = £12.65

    On 11 March 2011, a massive earthquake sent a 120-foot-high tsunami smashing into the coast of north-east Japan. By the time the sea retreated, more than 18,000 people had been crushed, burned to death, or drowned. This is an intimate account of an epic tragedy, told through the personal accounts...

    Rural Sustainability

    By Qing Tian

    Paperback Save £5.14 = £32.85

    This volume applies the science of complexity to study coupled human-environment systems CHES and integrates ideas from the social sciences of climate change into a study of rural development amid flooding and urbanization in the Poyang Lake Region PLR of China.

    Governing Disasters

    By Shahla F. Ali

    Paperback £22.73

    Drawing on international, state and private sector case studies and a survey of sixty-nine members of the post-disaster relief sector, this book examines the interplay between law, governance and community-based collaborative decision making. It suggests the key to effective recovery is the primacy of local actors in relief program design.

    Return to Fukushima

    Hardback Save £5.52 = £14.43

    For the first time since the catasophic events caused the world's worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl, residents were given permission to return to their homes. Rebecca Bathory was one of the few outsiders granted permission to photograph in the exclusion zone - to capture for future generations this dark yet...

    Curbing Catastrophe

    By Timothy H. Dixon

    Hardback Save £2.05 = £19.94

    This thought-provoking book presents a compelling account of recent and historical disasters, both natural and human-caused, drawing out common themes and providing a holistic understanding of hazards, disasters and mitigation, for anyone interested in this important and topical subject.

    Chicxulub: The Impact and Tsunami: The Story of the Largest Known Asteroid to Hit the Earth

    By David Shonting

    Hardback Save £4.54 = £23.45

    This book tells the story of the catastrophic impact of the giant 10 Km asteroid Chicxulub into the ancient Gulf of Mexico 65.5 million years ago. The aftermath of the Chicxulub's event initiated decades and more of major global climate changes including a "Nuclear Winter" of freezing darkness and blistering...

    The Cure for Catastrophe: How We Can Stop Manufacturing Natural Disasters

    By Robert Muir Wood

    Hardback Save £5.54 = £14.46

    A fascinating dissection of the threat posed by natural disasters and what we can do about it

    Flood

    By Michael Brown

    Hardback £11.45

    The Mercy Of The Sky

    By Holly Bailey

    Paperback Save £3.54 = £11.45

    A gripping, heartbreaking and heartwarming account of the monster tornado that ravaged Moore, Oklahoma in 2013. It will leave you emotionally drained but glad you journeyed into the heart of this extraordinary storm with Bailey as your guide. --Daniel James Brown, #1 NY Times bestselling author of The Boys in...

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