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Summary: Examines the aftermath of the 2011 nuclear disaster in Fukushima Japan. Looks at the lives of some of the refugees from the town of Futaba. Raises questions regarding the future of nuclear power in Japan.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC NUC

Summary: Two years ago a Tsunami ravaged the coast of Thailand and hundreds of thousands lost their lives. This story follows a group of people whose lives are irrevocably transformed in the aftermath including: a young couple searching for their child; a Thai survivor who loses his family and tries to prevent developers from seizing the land his village is built on; an Englishwoman whose husband and...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Home Box Office 2007

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV TSU

Blake, Kevin

Summary: "Young readers will learn about the devastating Hurricane Harvey."--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bearport Publishing 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 976.4 BLA

Summary: Documentary film sharing the efforts of two American organizations providing medical aid after the catastrophic 2010 Haiti Earthquake: Project Medishare, which set up clinics for victims, and the Knights of Columbus, which provided prosthetic limbs for the many young people who suffered amputations. The film also follows a small group of earthquake victims who form Team Zaryen, an amputee...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Janson Media 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC UNB

Lévy, Bernard-Henri

Summary: Over the past fifty years, renowned public intellectual Bernard-Henri Levy has reported extensively on human rights abuses around the world. This new book follows the intrepid Levy into eight international hotspots-in Nigeria; Syrian and Iraqi Kurdistan; Ukraine; Somalia; Bangladesh; Lesbos, Greece; Libya; and Afghanistan-that have escaped global attention or active response. On a deeply...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Yale University Press 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 190 LEV

Marsico, Katie

Summary: The United Nations is a very important international organization. Around the world this agency's staff and volunteers are working to provide children with access to medical treatment and education. Have you ever wondered how this important work gets done? How do organizations like the United Nations help? What kinds of problems do they have to solve? Read How Do They Help? UNICEF to learn more...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Cherry Lake Publishing 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 341.23 MAR

Anderson, Allen

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: New World Library 2006

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 976.3 AND

Deibert, Michael

Summary: "When Hurricane Maria roared across Puerto Rico in September 2017, it devastated the island. It was an unprecedented natural disaster, a Category 5 major hurricane, and ultimately responsible for the deaths of more than three thousand people. It also ripped away the facade that had dominated discussions of the island's relationship with the United States for over a century This is the first...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Apollo Publishers 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 363.34 DEI

Boy Scouts of America

Summary: An overview of emergency preparedness, including home, automobile, outdoor, and weather-related emergency actions, disasters, saving lives, community and national emergency services, and how to get involved in emergency service projects.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Boy Scouts of America 2012

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 369.43 EME

Gómez-Colón, Salvador

Summary: "Launching a propulsive middle grade nonfiction series, a young man shares how he combated Puerto Rico's public health emergency after Hurricane Maria. Suffering heavy damage in the wake of Hurricane Maria in 2017, Puerto Rican communities lacked access to clean water and electricity. Salvador Gómez-Colón couldn't ignore the basic needs of his homeland, and knew that nongovernmental...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Norton Young Readers, an imprint of W.W. Norton & Company 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 GOM

Ripley, Amanda.

Summary: Nine out of ten Americans live in places at significant risk of earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, terrorism, or other disasters. Tomorrow, some of us will have to make split-second choices to save ourselves and our families. How will we react? What will it feel like? Will we be heroes or victims? Will our upbringing, our gender, our personality--anything we've ever learned, thought, or...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Three Rivers Press 2009

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 155.935 RIP

Horne, Jed

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2006

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 976.3 HOR

Ripley, Amanda.

Summary: Nine out of ten Americans live in places at significant risk of earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, terrorism, or other disasters. Tomorrow, some of us will have to make split-second choices to save ourselves and our families. How will we react? What will it feel like? Will we be heroes or victims? Will our upbringing, our gender, our personality--anything we've ever learned, thought, or...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown Publishers 2008

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 155.935 RIP

Brinkley, Douglas.

Summary: An account of Hurricane Katrina and the devastation it left in New Orleans and across the Gulf Coast documents the events and repercussions of the tragedy and its aftermath and the ongoing crisis confronting the region.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Morrow 2006

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 976.335 BRI

Summary: "Selected by specialists at the Archives, Natural Disasters chronicles some of the world's most devastating earthquakes, tornadoes, hurricanes, forest fires and volcanoes. Also recounted are the heroic efforts of relief workers to return cities to normal and the attempts of local governments to better prepare for future events." -- Container.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Topics Entertainment 2008

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV NAT

Gutman, Matt

Summary: From ABC News Chief National Correspondent Matt Gutman comes the definitive account of the miracle rescue of twelve boys and their coach trapped in a flooded cave for nearly three weeks.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Audiobook on MP3 CD, Call number: MP3CD 796.52 GUT

Larkin, Emma.

Summary: A deeply reported account of life inside Burma in the months following the disastrous Cyclone Nargis and an analysis of the brutal totalitarian regime that clings to power in the devastated nation.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2010

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 959.105 LAR

Van Heerden, Ivor Ll.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2006

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 976 VAN

Young, Thomas W.

Summary: Colonel Michael Parson and his friend Sophia Gold fly relief supplies into Somalia despite the threats of an al-Shabaab leader to attack all aid missions.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: G. P. Putnam's Sons 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC YOU

Andrés, José

Summary: Chef José Andrés arrived in Puerto Rico four days after Hurricane Maria ripped through the island. The economy was destroyed and for most people there was no clean water, no food, no power, no gas, and no way to communicate with the outside world. Andrés addressed the humanitarian crisis the only way he knew how: by feeding people, one hot meal at a time. From serving sancocho with his friend...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ecco, an Imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 363.34 AND

Brinkley, Douglas.

Summary: "After Katrina, newscasts projected images of heartbreaking grief and unparalleled destruction to a nation of horrified citizens. As the full extent of this tragedy became clear, Americans began to level fierce allegations of incompetence at FEMA, the mayor of New Orleans, and the governor of Louisiana. Brinkley, himself displaced by the storm, provides a meticulously detailed account of these...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2006

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 976.335 Bri

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: U.S. G.P.O. 2006

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 976.335 FAI

Summary: Rampant crime and government ineptitude continue to cripple the city's recovery, with outside profiteers looking to cash in on short-term gains. The series' focus is still on ordinary people, but they no longer accept their lack of influence on the institutions that have controlled the city.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Home Box Office 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV TRE

Summary: Focusing on a group of New York City volunteers, the relationships they formed among themselves and with the rescue and recovery workers they cared for, the film creates an exuberant, vivid and moving portrait of the Ground Zero community--as it was during the recovery effort at the World Trade Center site, and as it continues today in the life-changing relationships formed there.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Eleventh Hour Films 2006

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC NIN

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