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Solnit, Rebecca.

Summary: Explores the phenomenon through which people become resourceful and altruistic after a disaster and communities reflect a shared sense of purpose, analyzing events ranging from the 1906 San Francisco earthquake to Hurricane Katrina.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Books 2010

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Roberts, Jillian

Summary: "On the News gently introduces young children to the realities of natural disasters, terrorism and other forms of tragedy. In age-appropriate language and tone, Dr. Roberts explains what tragedy is, the feelings it may create and how to manage those feelings. She also emphasizes the good that can come out of tragedy, looking at how people help one another in caring, compassionate and heroic...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Orca Book Publishers 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 363.34 ROB

Claybourne, Anna

Summary: Presents information about cyclones, earthquakes, tsunamis, tornadoes, and other deadly natural disasters, and provides examples of some of the deadliest of each type in history.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Australia 2014

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Tarshis, Lauren.

Summary: "From the author of the New York Times-bestselling I Survived series come five harrowing true stories of survival, featuring real kids in the midst of epic disasters. From a group of students surviving the 9.0 earthquake that set off a historic tsunami in Japan, to a boy nearly frozen on the prairie in 1888, these unforgettable kids lived to tell tales of unimaginable destruction -- and,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2014

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2 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 363.34 TAR

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 363.34 TAR

Woods, Michael

Summary: Describes environmental disasters, including oil spills, chemical leaks, toxic pollution, and nuclear accidents, and discusses how they impact people, wildlife, and the environment.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Lerner Publications Co. 2008

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 363.702 WOO

Eaton, Gale

Summary: Civilization rearranges nature for human convenience. Clothes and houses keep us warm; agriculture feeds us; medicine fights our diseases. It all works—most of the time. But key resources lie in the most hazardous places, so we choose to live on river flood plains, on the slopes of volcanoes, at the edge of the sea, above seismic faults. We pack ourselves into cities, Petri dishes for germs....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Tilbury House Publishers 2019

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 300 STO

Rissman, Rebecca

Summary: In "narrative nonfiction format, this ... book follows a selection of people who experienced the 2011 Japan Tsunami"--Amazon.com.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Capstone Press, a Capstone imprint 2017

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 363.34 RIS

Jones, Lucile M.

Summary: "By the world-renowned seismologist, a surprising history of natural disasters, their impact on our culture, and new ways of thinking about the ones to come Earthquakes, tsunamis, hurricanes, volcanoes--these all stem from the same forces that give our planet life. It is only when they exceed our ability to withstand them that they become disasters. Viewed together, these events have shaped...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 2018

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 363.34 JON

Martens, J. D.

Summary: Dr. Suri Lahdka and Dr. Robert Miller discover an icy body capable of destroying all life on Earth. They begin working on saving the world--while dealing with the knowledge that the world might end--all on their own. Meanwhile, Jeremy Genser, a Houston High School Senior, and his friends struggle to come to terms with the world's possible demise in their own way.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: EPIC Escape, an imprint of EPIC Press 2018

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC MAR

Tsurumi, Andrea

Summary: "Under the sea, a crab follows its heart and its calling, bringing everyone together in the wake of a disaster"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2019

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE TSU

Day, Nick (Nicholas)

Summary: "Sylvia Samantha Wright is very good at finding--she just doesn't know exactly what all her 'junk' is good for, not yet at least. But when completely ridiculous disaster strikes, she springs into action and uses her junk to create solutions to the town's troubles"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sleeping Bear Press 2018

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE DAY

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE DAY

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE DAY

Griffey, Harriet.

Summary: Describes natural disasters which have occurred in various places throughout the world including the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 A.D., the Yellow River flood in 1887, and the Australian bush fires in 1983.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: DK Pub. 1998

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JBR BLUE GRI

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1 available in Beginning Readers - Transitional Reader (Blue), Call number: JBR Blue 363.34 Griffey 1998

Gwin, Minrose

Summary: A devastating tornado rips through the town of Tupelo, Mississippi, at the height of the Great Depression. Dovey, a black laundress, searches for her family. At the McNabb house she find the daughter of the house, Jo, who suffered a head wound. When a baby is found in the wreckage is it Jo's baby brother, Tommy, or Dovey's light-skinned great-grandson, Promise? The two women-- one black, one...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2018

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2 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC GWI

Wood, John

Summary: "Certain disasters have left such an indelible mark on history that people never tire of learning about them and wanting to discover more details. That's true of the dreadful disasters in this captivating book, which describes what happened in a sensitive and accessible way. As riveted readers learn about history's biggest catastrophes, they'll feel like they're on the scene, including the deck...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Gareth Stevens Publishing 2020

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 363.3409 WOO

Gilbert, Julie

Summary: In 1919 Boston, an orphaned eighth-grade girl plans to head west to become a cowboy until the giant tank of molasses in her neighborhood explodes.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Stone Arch Books, a Capstone imprint 2020

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1 available in Beginning Readers - Independent Reader (Red), Call number: JBR RED GIL

Summary: "Chicago suffered the worst heat disaster in U.S history in 1995, when 739 residents--mostly elderly and black--died over the course of one week. As Cooked links the deadly heat wave's devastation back to the underlying manmade disaster of structural racism, it delves deep into one of our nation's biggest growth industries: Disaster Preparedness. Peabody Award-winning filmmaker Judith Helfand...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF COO

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

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

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

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

Summary: Over 2,000 passengers and crew are celebrating New Year's Eve aboard the luxury cruise ship 'Poseidon' on the open sea. Without warning, at midnight, a rogue wave hundreds of feet high, slams into the ship and rolls it upside down. Most of the passengers and crew are killed outright, but several hundred remain alive in the ballroom, where the party was being held. Realizing their only hope of...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Home Video 2006

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Movie Poseidon 2006

Reader's Digest (COR)

Summary: "Alive! is a heart-stopping collection of survival stories from the archives of Reader's Digest's 'Drama in Real Life' series. Readers will be on the edge of their seats as they are drawn into the dramatic tales of everyday people suddenly cast into lifeor death situations. Editors have mined the Reader's Digest archives to bring readers Alive! Extraordinary Stories of Ordinary People Who...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 808.8 ALI

Summary: After an unprecedented series of natural disasters threatened the planet, the world's leaders came together to create an intricate network of satellites to control the global climate and keep everyone safe. But now, something has gone wrong. The system built to protect the Earth is attacking it, and it's a race against the clock to uncover the real threat before a worldwide geostorm wipes out...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Bros. Home Entertainment 2018

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1 available in Browsing Hot DVDs, Call number: DVD GEO

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD GEO RATED PG-13

Summary: Examines how, in the weeks and months following the Hurricane Katrina disaster of 2005, New Orleans musicians attempted to re-establish the Big Easy's music scene. Features interviews and performances of Dr. John, Irma Thomas, Cyril Neville, Marcia Ball, Kermit Ruffins, Cowboy Mouth, and the Iguanas. Discusses the shock, sorrow, and courage the musicians experienced as they struggled to return...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2007

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1 available in Music DVDs, Call number: DVD MUSIC NEW

Summary: Things have been looking sunny for Arata Kasuga lately. Unfortunately it's been the wrong sun in the sky, and the mysterious Breakdown Phenomenon that accompanied it destroyed his town and stole his beloved cousin Hiijiri, leaving Arata in a fantasy world of his own creation! There's still a chance to save her, however, as the appearance of the Black Sun also revealed Arata's potential...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Young Adult Anime, Call number: DVD ANIME TRI

Flynn, Ramsey.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins 2004

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 910.9163 FLY

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