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Fukushima
What You Need to Know
Written by Mark Heley


Format: eBook, 152 pages
On Sale: May 6, 2014
Price: $2.99

Fukushima: What You Need to Know is a concise but comprehensive guide to the disaster at Fukushima and its ongoing consequences. Presenting a solution-based approach, Mark Heley details the current problems and future potential risks and offers balanced information about what we can do about them.

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Chasing Chaos
Chasing Chaos
Written by Jessica Alexander
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780770436919
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Chasing Chaos
My Decade In and Out of Humanitarian Aid
Written by Jessica Alexander


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
On Sale: October 15, 2013
Price: $15.00

Jessica Alexander arrived in Rwanda in the aftermath of the 1994 genocide as an idealistic intern, eager to contribute to the work of the international humanitarian aid community. But the world that she encountered in the field was dramatically different than anything she could have imagined. It was messy, chaotic, and...

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Chasing Chaos
Chasing Chaos
Written by Jessica Alexander
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780770436926
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Chasing Chaos
My Decade In and Out of Humanitarian Aid
Written by Jessica Alexander


Format: eBook, 400 pages
On Sale: October 15, 2013
Price: $10.99

Jessica Alexander arrived in Rwanda in the aftermath of the 1994 genocide as an idealistic intern, eager to contribute to the work of the international humanitarian aid community. But the world that she encountered in the field was dramatically different than anything she could have imagined. It was messy, chaotic, and...

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Five Days at Memorial
Five Days at Memorial
Written by Sheri Fink, Read by Kirsten Potter
Format: Unabridged Compact Disc
ISBN: 9780804128094
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Five Days at Memorial
Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital
Written by Sheri Fink
Read by Kirsten Potter


Format: Unabridged Compact Disc
On Sale: September 17, 2013
Price: $45.00

One of the New York Times’s Best Ten Books of the Year

Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction


Winner of the 2014 J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, the Ridenhour Book Prize, and the SIBA 2014 Book Award for Nonfiction


An ALA Notable Book, finalist...

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Five Days at Memorial
Five Days at Memorial
Written by Sheri Fink
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307718969
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Five Days at Memorial
Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital
Written by Sheri Fink


Format: Hardcover, 576 pages
On Sale: September 10, 2013
Price: $27.00

One of the New York Times’s Best Ten Books of the Year

Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction


Winner of the 2014 J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, the Ridenhour Book Prize, and the SIBA 2014 Book Award for Nonfiction


An ALA Notable Book, finalist...

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Five Days at Memorial
Five Days at Memorial
Written by Sheri Fink
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307718983
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Five Days at Memorial
Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital
Written by Sheri Fink


Format: eBook, 576 pages
On Sale: September 10, 2013
Price: $13.99

One of the New York Times’s Best Ten Books of the Year

Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction


Winner of the 2014 J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, the Ridenhour Book Prize, and the SIBA 2014 Book Award for Nonfiction


An ALA Notable Book, finalist...

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Five Days at Memorial
Five Days at Memorial
Written by Sheri Fink, Read by Kirsten Potter
Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
ISBN: 9780804128100
Our Price: $25.00

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Five Days at Memorial
Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital
Written by Sheri Fink
Read by Kirsten Potter


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: September 10, 2013
Price: $25.00

One of the New York Times’s Best Ten Books of the Year

Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction


Winner of the 2014 J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, the Ridenhour Book Prize, and the SIBA 2014 Book Award for Nonfiction


An ALA Notable Book, finalist...

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Also available as an unabridged audio CD, eBook and a hardcover.
Doomsday Preppers Complete Survival Manual
Doomsday Preppers Complete Survival Manual
Written by Michael Sweeney
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781426211225
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Doomsday Preppers Complete Survival Manual
Expert Tips for Surviving Calamity, Catastrophe, and the End of the World
Written by Michael Sweeney


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
On Sale: October 30, 2012
Price: $19.95

This custom companion to the blockbuster National Geographic Channel series Doomsday Preppers is filled with how-to illustrations, "Prepper Profiles" of people in the show, and survival tips from preppers themselves. Handy and comprehensive, the manual offers valuable life-saving information to help prepare for the most devastating calamities. Episodes of this highly original show, which debuted in... Read more >
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Doomsday Preppers Complete Survival Manual
Expert Tips for Surviving Calamity, Catastrophe, and the End of the World
Written by Michael Sweeney


Format: eBook, 368 pages
On Sale: October 30, 2012
Price: $19.95

This custom companion to the blockbuster National Geographic Channel series Doomsday Preppersis filled with how-to illustrations, "Prepper Profiles" of people in the show, and survival tips from preppers themselves. Handy and comprehensive, the manual offers valuable life-saving information to help prepare for the most devastating calamities. Episodes of this highly original show, which debuted in February 2012... Read more >
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We Shall Not Be Moved
We Shall Not Be Moved
Written by Tom Wooten
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780807044636
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We Shall Not Be Moved
Rebuilding Home in the Wake of Katrina
Written by Tom Wooten


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
On Sale: August 7, 2012
Price: $25.95

“It was heartbreaking, but we couldn’t give up. I just said, ‘Well, I’ve got to get in and do it.’”—Phil Harris, eight-decade-long resident of Hollygrove
 
As floodwaters drained in the weeks following Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans residents came to a difficult realization. Their city was about to undertake the largest... Read more >
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We Shall Not Be Moved
Rebuilding Home in the Wake of Katrina
Written by Tom Wooten


Format: eBook
On Sale: August 7, 2012
Price: $25.95

As floodwaters drained in the weeks following Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans residents came to a difficult realization. Their city was about to undertake the largest disaster recovery in American history, yet they faced a profound leadership vacuum: members of every tier of government, from the municipal to the federal level, had... Read more >
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A Sea in Flames
A Sea in Flames
Written by Carl Safina
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780307887368
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A Sea in Flames
The Deepwater Horizon Oil Blowout
Written by Carl Safina


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
On Sale: April 19, 2011
Price: $15.00

Carl Safina has been hailed as one of the top 100 conservations of the 20th century (Audubon Magazine) and A Sea in Flames is his blistering account of the months-long manmade disaster that tormented a region and mesmerized the nation. Traveling across the Gulf to make sense of an ever-changing story... Read more >
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A Sea in Flames
A Sea in Flames
Written by Carl Safina
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307887375
Our Price: $13.99
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A Sea in Flames
The Deepwater Horizon Oil Blowout
Written by Carl Safina


Format: eBook
On Sale: April 19, 2011
Price: $13.99

Carl Safina has been hailed as one of the top 100 conservations of the 20th century (Audubon Magazine) and A Sea in Flames is his blistering account of the months-long manmade disaster that tormented a region and mesmerized the nation. Traveling across the Gulf to make sense of an ever-changing story... Read more >
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Dark Tide
The Great Molasses Flood of 1919
Written by Stephen Puleo


Format: eBook
On Sale: November 10, 2010
Price: $16.00

Around noon on January 15, 1919, a group of firefighters was playing cards in Boston's North End when they heard a tremendous crash. It was like roaring surf, one of them said later. Like a runaway two-horse team smashing through a fence, said another. A third firefighter jumped up from his... Read more >
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Still Here
Still Here
Photographed by Joseph Rodriguez, Introduction by Patrice Pascual
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781576874608
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Still Here
Stories After Katrina
Photographed by Joseph Rodriguez
Introduction by Patrice Pascual


Format: Hardcover, 144 pages
On Sale: September 9, 2008
Price: $35.00

Hurricane Katrina was the most costly natural disaster in the history of the United States. The Category 1 hurricane, which landed August 29, 2005 in the Gulf Coast region, caused 81.2 billion dollars in property damage, killed 1,836 people, and permanently displaced hundreds of thousands more. In the weeks following the... Read more >
Hurricane Katrina
Hurricane Katrina
Edited by John Brown Childs
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781556437922
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Hurricane Katrina
Response and Responsibilities, Second Edition
Edited by John Brown Childs


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
On Sale: August 26, 2008
Price: $10.00

The voices gathered in this book represent critical and personal responses to Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath. They are a second volley following the immediate journalism, and suggest the kind of dialogue, critical analysis and hopeful spirit that will be necessary in the reconstruction of the Gulf Coast. All essays were... Read more >
Where Soldiers Fear to Tread
Where Soldiers Fear to Tread
Written by John Burnett
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307418722
Our Price: $11.99
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Where Soldiers Fear to Tread
A Relief Worker's Tale of Survival
Written by John Burnett


Format: eBook, 368 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $11.99

“There is going to be a shooting here and it is a toss-up who is going to get the boy’s first round. The soldier, about ten years old, is jamming the barrel of his gun hard against my driver’s face, and unless the kid decides to go for me, the relief... Read more >
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Where Soldiers Fear to Tread
Where Soldiers Fear to Tread
Written by John Burnett
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780553382600
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Where Soldiers Fear to Tread
A Relief Worker's Tale of Survival
Written by John Burnett


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
On Sale: June 27, 2006
Price: $16.00

“There is going to be a shooting here and it is a toss-up who is going to get the boy’s first round. The soldier, about ten years old, is jamming the barrel of his gun hard against my driver’s face, and unless the kid decides to go for me, the relief... Read more >
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Dark Tide
Dark Tide
Written by Stephen Puleo
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780807050217
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Dark Tide
The Great Boston Molasses Flood of 1919
Written by Stephen Puleo


Format: Trade Paperback, 280 pages
On Sale: September 16, 2004
Price: $16.00

Around noon on January 15, 1919, a group of firefighters was playing cards in Boston's North End when they heard a tremendous crash. It was like roaring surf, one of them said later. Like a runaway two-horse team smashing through a fence, said another. A third firefighter jumped up from his... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.
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