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On Borrowed Time

North America’s Next Big Quake

by Gregor Craigie
edition: Paperback
tagged: natural disasters, earthquakes & volcanoes

Finalist, Balsillie Prize for Public Policy
A Globe and Mail Top 100 Book
The Big One and what we can do to get ready for it.

Mention the word earthquake and most people think of California. But while the Golden State shakes on a regular basis, Washington State, Oregon, and British Columbia are located in a zone that can produce the world’s bigges …

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Dangerous Place, A

California's Unsettling Fate

by Marc Reisner
edition: Paperback
tagged: earthquakes & volcanoes

Crammed into the San Francisco Bay area and the Los Angeles Basin is a population greater than that of both Ontario and Quebec. Both these drought-prone regions of California need to import water over improbable distances. Reliance on imported water, however, is not their Achilles heel; it is the fact that each sits astride one of the most violentl …

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Are You Ready?

How to Prepare for an Earthquake

by Maggie Mooney
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback
tagged: natural disasters, earthquakes & volcanoes

A four-week program to help you and your family survive.

Major earthquakes typically happen once a year somewhere on our planet. Sometimes little damage occurs and sometimes many lives are lost. Knowing what to do before, during, and after an earthquake can save your life and help your family members and pets survive. Use this guide and the checklis …

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Dangerous World

Natural Disasters Manmade Catastrophes And Future Human Survival

by Marq de Villiers
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
tagged: natural disasters, environmental science, earthquakes & volcanoes

Tsunami, earthquake, hurricane, pandemic—are these and other natural calamities more probable, and more frequent, than they were? Are things getting worse? De Villiers examines these questions in a time when we truly need to understand the dangers ahead and how to act in such a way that we're preparing for the inevitable and not making things wor …

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When the Giant Stirred

Legend of a Volcanic Island

illustrated by Celia Godkin
edition: Paperback
  • age: 7 to 9
  • Grade: 2 to 4
tagged: earthquakes & volcanoes

Award-winning author/illustrator Celia Godkin once again turns to the subject of nature's remarkable ability to renew itself in this beautiful new book. A small island in the Pacific exists in perfect harmony, where all the plants, animals and people are interdependent. But the islanders live with the knowledge that their mountain god sometimes gru …

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Earthquake

Surviving the Big One

by Susan Mayse
edition: Paperback
tagged: earthquakes & volcanoes, natural disasters

Prepare for and survive the Big One with this guide full of convenient checklists and do-it-yourself tips for both your home and your workplace. Don't be caught unprepared.

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