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Natural Disasters

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  • The Uninhabitable Earth

    A Story of the Future

    by David Wallace-Wells

    ****SUNDAY TIMES AND THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER**'An epoch-defining book' Matt Haig'If you read just one work of non-fiction this year, it should probably be this' David Sexton, Evening StandardSelected as a Book of the Year 2019 by the Sunday Times, Spectator and New StatesmanA Waterstones Paperback of the Year and shortlisted for the Foyles Book of the Year 2019Longlisted for the PEN / E.O. ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD

  • Black Summer

    Stories of loss, courage and community from the 2019-2020 bushfires

    by Michael Rowland

    Told by ABC journalists who were on the ground and broadcasting during our worst ever fire season, spearheaded by Michael RowlandThe bushfires that burnt across Australia from June 2019 to February 2020 were unprecedented. By the time the rains came, they had devoured more than 18 million hectares of bush and farm land, destroyed nearly 3000 homes, claimed the lives of 33 people, killed about a ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Amazing Grace

    by Danielle Steel

    On a warm May night in San Francisco, a glittering, celebrity-studded crowd gathers for a charity event. Just minutes before midnight, the room begins to sway. Glass shatters, the lights go out, and people start to scream....In the earthquake's aftermath, the lives of four strangers will converge:Sarah Sloane, the beautiful wife of a financial star, watches her perfect world fall to pieces.Melanie ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Krakatoa

    The Day the World Exploded

    by Simon Winchester

    Simon Winchester's brilliant chronicle of the destruction of the Indonesian island of Krakatoa in 1883 charts the birth of our modern world. He tells the story of the unrecognized genius who beat Darwin to the discovery of evolution; of Samuel Morse, his code and how rubber allowed the world to talk; of Alfred Wegener, the crack-pot German explorer and father of geology. In breathtaking detail he ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Australia's Greatest Disasters: The tragedies that have defined the nation

    by John Miller

    Australia is a land of extremes where searing heat and devastating floods can both take their toll. It is also a land of vast distances, leaving it vulnerable to calamaties at sea, by rail and in the air. AUSTRALIAS GREATEST DISASTERS charts the events that have caused not only tragic loss of human life, but also economic and environmental devastation. From Cyclone Tracy and the Ash Wednesday ... Read more

    $4.54 AUD

  • A Crack in the Edge of the World

    The Great American Earthquake of 1906

    by Simon Winchester

    A burgeoning new city is built on the dreams of the American gold rush. It is also built upon a landscape that has been stretching, sliding and breaking apart for millennia. In 1906 the dreams of this city came crashing down beneath the rippling wave of a horrifying earthquake that turned roads into great rippling rivers, that set buildings ablaze for days on end, that made homes collapse upon ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • The Finest Hours

    The True Story of the U.S. Coast Guard's Most Daring Sea Rescue

    by Michael J. Tougias and 1 more

    The true story of an incredible disaster and heroic rescue at sea told by two masterful storytellers.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.In the early hours of Monday, February 18, while the storm raged, two oil tankers, the Pendleton and the Fort ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • Finding Chika

    A heart-breaking and hopeful story about family, adversity and unconditional love

    by Mitch Albom

    Chika Jeune was born three days before the devastating earthquake that decimated Haiti in 2010. She spent her infancy in extreme poverty, and when her mother died giving birth to a baby brother, Chika was brought to the Have Faith Haiti Orphanage that Mitch and his wife, Janine operate.Chika's arrival made a quick impression. Brave and self-assured, even as a three-year-old, she delighted the ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Under the Volcano

    The Story of Bali

    by Cameron Forbes

    Under the Volcano is dramatic history written by a master storyteller. Travellers come to Bali looking for paradise. Nehru called it “the morning of the world”. Yet this small island has seen much bloodshed - from the ritual suicides of Balinese warriors fighting the Dutch, to the massacres of 1965-66 and the bombings of 2002 and 2005.In Under the Volcano, Cameron Forbes looks at the blood and ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Ghosts of the Tsunami

    Death and Life in Japan

    by Richard Lloyd Parry

    ‘A remarkable and deeply moving book’ Henry Marsh, bestselling author of Do No Harm‘A breathtaking, extraordinary work of non-fiction’ Times Literary SupplementOn 11 March 2011, a massive earthquake sent a 120-foot-high tsunami smashing into the coast of north-east Japan. It was Japan’s greatest single loss of life since the atomic bombing of Nagasaki.Richard Lloyd Parry, an award-winning foreign ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Warning

    The Story of Cyclone Tracy

    by Sophie Cunningham

    Warning is the definitive account of one of the most frightening extreme weather events our country has ever seen.When Cyclone Tracy swept down on Darwin at Christmas 1974, the weather became not just a living thing but a killer. Tracy destroyed an entire city, left seventy-one people dead and ripped the heart out of Australia's season of goodwill.For the fortieth anniversary of the nation's most ... Read more

    $28.04 AUD

  • COVID-19

    What you need to know about the coronavirus and the race for the vaccine

    by Dr Dr Michael Mosley

    Australia and New Zealand editionFrom award-winning science journalist Dr Michael Mosley: The story of COVID-19, the greatest public health threat of our time ...This book charts the trajectory of a novel virus, from its emergence in China at the end of 2019 to its rapid worldwide spread.Based on the latest scientific discoveries, Dr Mosley provides a fascinating and detailed understanding of the ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • On the Edge of Survival

    A Shipwreck, a Raging Storm, and the Harrowing Alaskan Rescue That Became a Legend

    by Spike Walker

    From the acclaimed author whose beloved books inspired the hit television show, The Deadliest Catch, comes a thrilling true adventure tale in the Alaskan seasA Malaysian cargo ship on its way from Seattle, Washington to China ran aground off the coast of western Alaska's Aleutian Islands on December 8, 2004 during a brutal storm, leading to one of the most incredible Coast Guard rescue missions of ... Read more

    $12.53 AUD

  • The Disaster Preparedness Handbook

    A Guide for Families

    by Arthur T. Bradley

    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 like a top, the skies are clear, and your refrigerator is full of good food. But the world is a volatile place—storms rage, fires burn, and diseases spread. No one is ever completely safe. ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • The Ultimate Prepper's Guide

    How to Make Sure the End of the World as We Know It Isn't the End of Your World

    by Jay Cassell

    The Ultimate Preppers' Guide is packed with practical approaches, step-by-step instructions, and how-to explanations for disaster and emergency preparation. Knowledge maps, flow charts, and templates provide important information at a glance and walk you through your decisions on personalizing and customizing disaster preparation for you, your family, and your business.The Ultimate Preppers' Guide ... Read more

    $25.99 AUD

  • The Wake

    The Deadly Legacy of a Newfoundland Tsunami

    by Linden MacIntyre

    NATIONAL BESTSELLER“Fascinating, infuriating, eloquent and cautionary.” **—**PostmediaA Globe and Mail, CBC Books and Maclean’s Book of the YearIn the vein of Erik Larson’s Isaac’s Storm and Dead Wake comes an incredible true story of destruction and survival in Newfoundland by one of Canada’s best-known writersOn November 18, 1929, a tsun... ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD

  • Australia's Worst Disasters

    by Malcolm Brown

    Graphic accounts of Australia’s worst disasters – historical as well as events of recent years.From the Ash Wednesday bushfires of 1983 to the implosion of the Royal Canberra Hospital in 1997, and from the shocking Granville railway crash in 1977 to the Sea King helicopter crash of 2005, Australia's history has been punctuated by incidents of disaster and tragedy that have shocked us all. ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Total Survival

    How to Organize Your Life, Home, Vehicle, and Family for Natural Disasters, Civil Unrest, Financial Meltdowns, Medical Epidemics, and Political Upheaval

    by James C. Jones

    Knowing that no survival book can cover every conceivable aspect of surviving in every conceivable situation, in Total Survival, veteran survivalist James C. Jones delivers tips that cover the most likely needs of readers and for which there is useful and practical instruction. His goal is to share a variety of practical survival skills, principles, and ideas in an easy-to read format that will ... Read more

    $18.99 AUD

  • Tree Faller's Manual

    Techniques for Standard and Complex Tree-Felling Operations

    by ForestWorks

    The Tree Faller’s Manual is an essential handbook for forest operators and others who need to fell trees manually using a hand-held chainsaw. This manual builds on the information provided by the Chainsaw Operator’s Manual.Tree felling is a high risk activity. Many fatalities and serious injuries have occurred as a result of being struck by falling trees, dislodged tree limbs or other dangers in ... Read more

    $20.01 AUD

  • Into the Raging Sea: Thirty-three mariners, one megastorm and the sinking of El Faro

    by Rachel Slade

    In the tradition of The Perfect Storm and Into Thin Air, Rachel Slade’s Into the Raging Sea is a nail-biting account of the sinking of the container ship El Faro, the crew of thirty-three who perished onboard, and the destructive forces of globalisation that put the ship in harm’s way.On 1 October 2015, Hurricane Joaquin barreled into the Bermuda Triangle and swallowed the container ship El Faro ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Body Count

    How climate change is killing us

    by Paddy Manning

    Suddenly, when the country caught fire, people realised what the government has not: that climate change is killing us.But climate deaths didn’t start in 2019. Medical officers have been warning of a health emergency as temperatures rise for years, and for at least a decade Australians have been dying from the plagues of climate change – from heat, flood, disease, smoke. And now, pandemic.In this ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Bushcraft 101: Survival Guide with Tips and Hacks to Help You Survive out in the Wilderness

    Survival Guide

    by Calvin Hale

    Surviving on the buschraft can be a challenge for anyone. Unless you are a seasoned traveler who has done this kind of surviving for many years, you probably are going to be a little lost on the right steps to take in order to stay safe. But with the right tools and a little bit of common sense, you will be able to survive no matter what the conditions are around you.In this guidebook, you will be ... Read more

    $6.49 AUD

  • SAS and Elite Forces Guide: Survival Techniques

    by Alexander Stilwell

    Survival Techniques takes you through all the things you need to know about surviving natural disasters and staying alive in the wild, such as where to find water in the desert; how to build shelters from locally available materials that will keep out the wind and rain but will also be ventilated; and what plants are safe to eat and which are deadly poisonous. In addition to the informative text, ... Read more

    $10.11 AUD

  • The Ends of the World

    Volcanic Apocalypses, Lethal Oceans and Our Quest to Understand Earth's Past Mass Extinctions

    by Peter Brannen

    Apocalypse, now?Death by fire, ice, poison gas, suffocation, asteroid. At five moments through history life on Earth was dragged to the very edge of extinction.Now, armed with revolutionary technology, scientists are uncovering clues about what caused these catastrophes. Deep-diving into past worlds of dragonflies the size of seagulls and fishes with guillotines for mouths, they explore how – ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD