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Geology
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Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded: August 27, 1883
Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded: August 27, 1883
by Simon Winchester
Staff Pick
Krakatoa is the eloquent narrative of the cataclysmic destruction in 1883 of the volcanic island of the same name. Killing nearly 40,000 people (mostly from the resultant tsunamis), this violent eruption was "the most violent explosion ever recorded and... (read more)

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Cascadia's Fault: The Coming Earthquake and Tsunami That Could Devastate North America
Cascadia's Fault: The Coming Earthquake and Tsunami That Could Devastate North America
by Jerry Thompson
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This book contains fascinating scientific research, brilliant historical detection, and inspiring tales of prior tsunami and earthquake survivors. It may not happen in our lifetime, but in geological terms, the rupture of this fault is imminent... (read more)

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A Crack in the Edge of the World: America and the Great California Earthquake of 1906
A Crack in the Edge of the World: America and the Great California Earthquake of 1906
by Simon Winchester
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"If you liked Krakatoa, The Professor and the Madman, or any of Winchester's other works, you'll like this one. He explains geological ideas well, and is well on his way to being the new ambassador of geology's influence on human history. He places... (read more)

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Coal: A Human History
Coal: A Human History
by Barbara Freese
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Coal generates over half of the electricity we consume yet we know little about this charred material save a few mining songs and horror stories about canaries and black lungs. In this sumptuous book we follow the black rock through time and discover its... (read more)

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Here on Earth: A Natural History of the Planet
Here on Earth: A Natural History of the Planet
by Tim Flannery
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Tim Flannery's reputation for lucid, potent writing has led to wide acclaim for his previous books (especially The Weather Makers, The Future Eaters, and The Eternal Frontier). As an eminent scientist and environmental activist, Flannery's expertise is... (read more)

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A Crack in the Edge of the World: America and the Great California Earthquake of 1906 (P.S.)
A Crack in the Edge of the World: America and the Great California Earthquake of 1906 (P.S.)
by Simon Winchester
Staff Pick
"If you liked Krakatoa, The Professor and the Madman, or any of Winchester's other works, you'll like this one. He explains geological ideas well, and is well on his way to being the new ambassador of geology's influence on human history. He places... (read more)

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Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded: August 27, 1883
Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded: August 27, 1883
by Simon Winchester
Staff Pick
Krakatoa is the eloquent narrative of the cataclysmic destruction in 1883 of the volcanic island of the same name. Killing nearly 40,000 people (mostly from the resultant tsunamis), this violent eruption was "the most violent explosion ever recorded and... (read more)

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Full-Rip 9.0: The Next Big Earthquake in the Pacific Northwest
Full-Rip 9.0: The Next Big Earthquake in the Pacific Northwest
by Sandi Doughton
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When, not if. It has been over 300 years since the Pacific Northwest last endured a megaquake (in 1700, the region was struck by a temblor considerably more powerful than the one that devastated San Francisco in 1906). With the Cascadia subduction zone... (read more)

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Gorgon: Paleontology, Obsession, and the Greatest Catastrophe in Earth's History
Gorgon: Paleontology, Obsession, and the Greatest Catastrophe in Earth's History
by Peter Ward
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"Written for a broad audience, Gorgon has more in common with John McPhee's geology books like Rising from the Plains than it does with scholarly bone catalogs. This is a book about people, frustration, curiosity, friendship, family, and change, all set... (read more)

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Coal: A Human History
Coal: A Human History
by Barbara Freese
Staff Pick
Coal generates over half of the electricity we consume yet we know little about this charred material save a few mining songs and horror stories about canaries and black lungs. In this sumptuous book we follow the black rock through time and discover its... (read more)

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Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded: August 27, 1883
Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded: August 27, 1883
by Simon Winchester
Staff Pick
Krakatoa is the eloquent narrative of the cataclysmic destruction in 1883 of the volcanic island of the same name. Killing nearly 40,000 people (mostly from the resultant tsunamis), this violent eruption was "the most violent explosion ever recorded and... (read more)

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Earthquakes in Human History: The Far-Reaching Effects of Seismic Disruptions
Earthquakes in Human History: The Far-Reaching Effects of Seismic Disruptions
by J Zeilinga De Boer
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"Written in an easy, accessible style, Earthquakes in Human History is a pleasantly breezy read....Historians may quibble with the authors' seismic-centric view of sociopolitical history; but for a nonfiction book on history and seismic geology, there is... (read more)

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Living with Thunder: Exploring the Geologic Past, Present, and Future of Pacific Northwest Landscapes
Living with Thunder: Exploring the Geologic Past, Present, and Future of Pacific Northwest Landscapes
by Ellen Morris Bishop
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