Adventure — Disasters

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In this past week as well as the last year, there have been many man-made and natural disasters.   Read these disaster-related titles:

DB66988 -  (2008) Furnace of Creation, Cradle of Destruction: A Journey to the Birthplace of Earthquakes.  Oceanographer explains the development of the field of geology and highlights natural disasters throughout history.

DB62650 – (2006) The Swamp: The Everglades, Florida and the Politics of Paradise.  History of the Everglades ecosystem from its natural beginnings to later environmental destruction and eventual restoration projects.

DB67409 – (2008) The Unthinkable: Who Survives when Disaster Strikes.  Time magazine writer investigates the psychology of survival during disasters such as airline crashes, fires, hostage situations and tsunamis.

DB68440 – (2009) Ten Degrees of Reckoning: The True Story of a Family’s Love and Will to Survive.  Describes the 1993 ordeal of the Sleavin family’s around the world voyage violently ending when a ship rammed their boat.

DB73380 – (2011) Thirty-Three Men.  Describes the miraculous survival and dramatic rescue of the trapped men from the copper mine explosion in Northern Chile.

DB74908 – (2012) Monument 14.  Fourteen students from Kindergarten to High School Seniors who rode out a deadly and bizarre hail storm in a supermarket in Monument Colorado.

DB71805 – (2009) A Wall of White.  The true story of heroism and survival in the face of a deadly avalanche that struck the Alpine Meadows Ski Resort in March 1982 that killed 7 people.

DB71644 – (2010) Grades 6-9 and older:  Disasters: Natural and Man-Made Catastrophes Through the Centuries.  Discusses smallpox epidemic in the New World,  the Chicago fire, Johnstown flood, San Francisco earthquake, the 30′s dust bowl and other catastrophes.

If you are interested in listening to any of these and would like to inquire about more books on these topics, call 800-426-0709 . We will be glad to assist you.