Best Earthquakes & Volcanoes Books
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1. Horrible Geography Collection 12 Books Box Set Series
Author: by Gritty Bits
Boxed set contains Bloomin’ Rainforests, Cracking Coasts, Desperate Deserts, Earth-Shattering Earthquakes, Freaky Peaks, Monster Lakes, Odious Oceans, Raging Rivers, Stormy Weather and Violent Volcanoes.
2. Touring the Springs of Florida: A Guide to the State's Best Springs (Touring Hot Springs)
Author: by Melissa Watson
Highlighting the finest cold springs in the state, Touring the Springs of Florida features full-color photos and in-depth descriptions for each of the springs and surrounding areas. Detailed maps, GPS coordinates, and thorough driving directions lead you every step of the way.
Whether you’re tubing, swimming, snorkeling, paddling, hiking, diving, or simply sightseeing, there’s a spring for you. Grab a towel, bring a camera, don your mask and snorkel, and prepare to get wet as you begin an adventure unlike any other.
3. Natural Hazards: Earth's Processes as Hazards, Disasters, and Catastrophes
Author: by Edward A. Keller
The new revised fifth edition of Natural Hazards remains the go-to introductory-level survey intended for university and college courses that are concerned with earth processes that have direct, and often sudden and violent, impacts on human society. The text integrates principles of geology, hydrology, meteorology, climatology, oceanography, soil science, ecology, and solar system astronomy.
The textbook explains the earth processes that drive hazardous events in an understandable way, illustrates how these processes interact with our civilization, and describes how we can better adjust to their effects. Written by leading scholars in the area, the new edition of this book takes advantage of the greatly expanding amount of information regarding natural hazards, disasters, and catastrophes.
The text is designed for learning, with chapters broken into small consumable chunks of content for students. Each chapter opens with a list of learning objectives and ends with revision as well as high-level critical thinking questions. A Concepts in Review feature provides an innovative end-of-chapter section that breaks down the chapter content by parts: reviewing the learning objectives, summary points, important visuals, and key terms.
4. Natural Hazards: Earth's Processes As Hazards, Disasters, and Catastrophes
Author: by Edward A. Keller
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Author: by Donald Silver
An exciting journey of science discovery is as near as your own backyard. Just one small square is alive with creepers and crawlers, lifters and leapers, singers, buzzers, climbers, builders, and recyclers. Backyard invites children ages 7 and up to become nature lovers by looking, listening, touching, and smelling the world from the ground up!
From the unique One Small Square series of science acitivity books… Where children can explore exotic and familiar ecosystems in detail, one small square at a time.
6. This Is Chance!: The Great Alaska Earthquake, Genie Chance, and the Shattered City She Held Together
Author: by Jon Mooallem
The thrilling, cinematic story of a community shattered by disasterand the extraordinary woman who helped pull it back togetherA powerful, heart-wrenching book, as much art as it is journalism. The Wall Street Journal A beautifully wrought and profoundly joyful story of compassion and perseverance.
BuzzFeed (Best Books of the Year) In the spring of 1964, Anchorage, Alaska, was a modern-day frontier town yearning to be a metropolisthe largest, proudest city in a state that was still brand-new. But just before sundown on Good Friday, the community was jolted by the most powerful earthquake in American history, a catastrophic 9.
2 on the Richter Scale. For four and a half minutes, the ground lurched and rolled. Streets cracked open and swallowed buildings whole. And once the shaking stopped, night fell and Anchorage went dark. The city was in disarray and sealed off from the outside world.
Slowly, people switched on their transistor radios and heard a familiar woman’s voice explaining what had just happened and what to do next. Genie Chance was a part-time radio reporter and working mother who would play an unlikely role in the wake of the disaster, helping to put her fractured community back together.
7. The Map That Changed the World: William Smith and the Birth of Modern Geology
Author: by Simon Winchester
From the author of the bestselling The Professor and the Madman comes the fascinating story of William Smith, the orphaned son of an English country blacksmith, who became obsessed with creating the world’s first geological map and ultimately became the father of modern geology.
In 1793 William Smith, a canal digger, made a startling discovery that was to turn the fledgling science of the history of the earth – and a central plank of established Christian religion – on its head. He noticed that the rocks he was excavating were arranged in layers; more important, he could see quite clearly that the fossils found in one layer were very different from those found in another.
And out of that realization came an epiphany: that by following the fossils, one could trace layers of rocks as they dipped and rose and fell – clear across England and, indeed, clear across the world. Determined to publish his profoundly important discovery by creating a map that would display the hidden underside of England, he spent twenty years traveling the length and breadth of the kingdom by stagecoach and on foot, studying rock outcrops and fossils, piecing together the image of this unseen universe.
8. Environmental Science
Author: by William Cunningham
Environmental Science: A Global Concern is a comprehensive presentation of environmental science for non-science majors which emphasizes critical thinking, environmental responsibility, and global awareness. This book is intended for use in a one or two-semester course in environmental science, human ecology, or environmental studies at the college or advanced placement high school level.
As practicing scientists and educators, the Cunningham author team brings decades of experience in the classroom, in the practice of science, and in civic engagement. This experience helps give students a clear sense of what environmental science is and why it matters in this exciting, new 13th edition.
Environmental Science: A Global Concern provides readers with an up-to-date, introductory global view of essential themes in environmental science. The authors balance evidence of serious environmental challenges with ideas about what we can do to overcome them. An entire chapter focuses on ecological restoration; one of the most important aspects of ecology today.
9. Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded: August 27, 1883
Author: by Simon Winchester
February 5, 2013
The bestselling author of The Professor and the Madman and The Map That Changed the World examines the enduring and world-changing effects of the catastrophic eruption off the coast of Java of the earth’s most dangerous volcano – Krakatoa. The legendary annihilation in 1883 of the volcano-island of Krakatoa – the name has since become a byword for a cataclysmic disaster – was followed by an immense tsunami that killed nearly forty thousand people.
Beyond the purely physical horrors of an event that has only very recently been properly understood, the eruption changed the world in more ways than could possibly be imagined. Dust swirled round die planet for years, causing temperatures to plummet and sunsets to turn vivid with lurid and unsettling displays of light.
The effects of the immense waves were felt as far away as France. Barometers in Bogot and Washington, D.C., went haywire. Bodies were washed up in Zanzibar. The sound of the island’s destruction was heard in Australia and India and on islands thousands of miles away.
10. One Small Square: Woods
Author: by Donald Silver
The woods are full of puzzles to be solved, clues to be found. Inspired by this book’s hints and fun-filled experiments and activities, and using only simple equipment, young readers unlock the closely guarded secrets of the woodsfrom the strange meetings of lazy butterflies, to the miraculous “walking” of a twig, to the riddle of why the leaves turn color and fall.
One small square at a time, these “detectives” plunge deeper and deeper into ancient mysterieswithout ever getting lost. Beautifully illustrated, Woods offers a picture field guide, a glossary-index, and a resource list.
11. Volcanoes (Little Scientist)
Author: by Martha Elizabeth Hillman Rustad
Lava, ash, and dust burst out of the earth.It’s a volcano! Discover the fascinating science of underground events that create these powerful natural eruptions.
12. Full-Rip 9.0: The Next Big Earthquake in the Pacific Northwest
Author: by Sandi Doughton
Featuring everything from developed hot springs resorts to isolated mountain pools, this newly revised guide covers the publicly accessible hot springs in Montana and Wyoming. Clear directions are given to each hot spring along with historical notes, nearby attractions, accommodations, and soaking regulations in Yellowstone National Park.
14. Ethical Obligations and Decision-Making in Accounting: Text and Cases
Author: by Steven Mintz
January 15, 2019
Ethical Obligations and Decision-Making in Accounting: Text and Cases
15. Touring Hot Springs Washington and Oregon
Author: by Jeff Birkby
C & A Scientific
Scattered from the rainforests of the Olympic Peninsula to the dry desert lakebeds of the Alvord Desert, the hot springs of Washington and Oregon provide some of the most unique vacation opportunities in the western United States. This guide describes 40 of the region’s best soaks, including firsthand descriptions of each soaking location, along with detailed maps and directions, best seasons to visit, and intriguing histories and legends.
Whether you’re searching for a family hot springs resort with all the conveniences or an isolated natural thermal pool miles from civilization, Touring Washington and Oregon Hot Springs will guide you to a truly memorable escape from the ordinary.
16. Tsunami: The World's Greatest Waves
Author: by James Goff
Oxford University Press
Every year that passes without a tsunami means that we’re just that much closer to our next one. What can we do to ensure we’re prepared when the next catastrophic tsunami strikes? The ferocious waves of a tsunami can travel across oceans at the speed of a jet airplane.
They can kill families, destroy entire cultures, and even gut nations. To understand these beasts in our waters well enough to survive them, we must understand how they’re created and learn from the past. In this book, tsunami specialists James Goff and Walter Dudley arm readers with everything they need to survive a tsunami and maybe even avoid the next one.
The book takes readers on a historical journey through some of the most devastating tsunamis in human history, some of the quirky ones, andeven some that may not even be what most of us think of as tsunamis. Diving into personal and scientific stories of disasters, Tsunami pulls readers into the many ways these waves can be generated, ranging from earthquakes and volcanic eruptions to explosions, landslides, and beyond.