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Isaac's Storm: A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History
Isaac's Storm: A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History
by Erik Larson
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“Gripping...the Jaws of hurricane yarns.” The Washington... (read more)

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Rain: A Natural and Cultural History
Rain: A Natural and Cultural History
by Cynthia Barnett
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Cynthia Barnett is a long-time environmental and science journalist who has reported on water from the Suwannee River to Singapore. She is the author of two previous books, Mirage and Blue Revolution, a Boston Globe top 10 science book of... (read more)

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Young Men and Fire
Young Men and Fire
by Norman MacLean
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"Maclean is always with the brave young dead....They could not have found a storyteller with a better claim to represent their honor....A great book." James R. Kincaid, New York Times Book... (read more)

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The End of Night: Searching for Natural Darkness in an Age of Artificial Light
The End of Night: Searching for Natural Darkness in an Age of Artificial Light
by Paul Bogard
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Remarkably, estimates are that eight out of every ten children born in America today will never know "what it means." That is, 80 percent will never know a night dark enough that they can see the Milky Way. Remarkable and depressing. The End of Night... (read more)

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Storms of My Grandchildren: Truth About the Coming Climate Catastrophe and Our Last Chance To Save Humanity (10 Edition)
Storms of My Grandchildren: Truth About the Coming Climate Catastrophe and Our Last Chance To Save Humanity (10 Edition)
by James Hansen
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In his Q&A with Bill McKibben featured in the paperback edition of Storms of My Grandchildren, Dr. James Hansen, the world's leading climatologist, shows that exactly contrary to the impression the public has received, the science of climate change has... (read more)

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Eaarth
Eaarth
by Bill McKibben
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Twenty years ago, with The End of Nature, Bill McKibben offered one of the earliest warnings about global warming. Those warnings went mostly unheeded; now, he insists, we need to acknowledge that we've waited too long, and that massive change is not... (read more)

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Thin Ice: Unlocking the Secrets of Climate in the World's Highest Mountains
Thin Ice: Unlocking the Secrets of Climate in the World's Highest Mountains
by Mark Bowen
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“One of the best books yet published on climate change . . . The best compact history of the science of global warming I have read.”Bill McKibben, The New York Review of Books The worlds premier climatologist, Lonnie Thompson has been risking... (read more)

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Meteorology Today
Meteorology Today
by C Donald Ahrens
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METEOROLOGY TODAY is an easy-to-understand meteorology textbook that combines clear and inviting narrative with learning aids, such as in-chapter reviews and end-of-chapter exercises that will help you master the material.... (read more)

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Apocalyptic Planet: A Field Guide to the Future of the Earth (Vintage)
Apocalyptic Planet: A Field Guide to the Future of the Earth (Vintage)
by Craig Childs
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Ours is not a stable planet. It is prone to sudden, violent natural disasters and extremes of climate. In this exhilarating exploration of our globe, Craig Childs goes to where the apocalypse can be seen now. From the driest deserts of Chile, through the... (read more)

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Oregon's Greatest Natural Disasters
Oregon's Greatest Natural Disasters
by William Sullivan
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With lively, popular text informed by solid research, Sullivan examines all the usual suspects: tsunamis, quakes, volcanoes, flash floods, seasonal floods (frequent in this state), wind, slides and forest fires. His description of the ice age (Bretz... (read more)

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The White Death: Tragedy and Heroism in an Avalanche Zone
The White Death: Tragedy and Heroism in an Avalanche Zone
by Mckay Jenkins
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Washed Away: How the Great Flood of 1913, America's Most Widespread Natural Disaster, Terrorized a Nation and Changed It Forever
Washed Away: How the Great Flood of 1913, America's Most Widespread Natural Disaster, Terrorized a Nation and Changed It Forever
by Geoff Williams
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The storm began March 23, 1913, with a series of tornadoes that killed 150 people and injured 400.  Then the freezing rains started and the flooding began. It continued for days. Some people drowned in their attics, others on the roads when the... (read more)

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Eric Sloane's Weather Book
Eric Sloane's Weather Book
by Eric Sloane
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"Amateur weather forecasters (which includes just about everyone) will find this volume an informative and entertaining account of the why and how of the weather." and#8212; The Nation In simple language, Eric Sloane explains the whys and wherefores of... (read more)

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The Weather Experiment: The Pioneers Who Sought to See the Future
The Weather Experiment: The Pioneers Who Sought to See the Future
by Peter Moore
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A history of weather forecasting, and an animated portrait of the nineteenth-century pioneers who made it possible By the 1800s, a century of feverish discovery had launched the major branches of science. Physics, chemistry, biology, geology, and... (read more)

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An Observer's Guide to Clouds and Weather: A Northeastern Primer on Prediction
An Observer's Guide to Clouds and Weather: A Northeastern Primer on Prediction
by Toby Carlson
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Today, most people look down when they want to check the weather, peeking at cell phones or popping open a browser, instead of looking up at one of the most accessible weather predictors of allandmdash;the sky. Knowing what the atmosphere has in store... (read more)

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Alive!: Extraordinary Stories of Ordinary People Who Survived Deadly Tornadoes, Avalanches, Shipwrecks and More
Alive!: Extraordinary Stories of Ordinary People Who Survived Deadly Tornadoes, Avalanches, Shipwrecks and More
by Reader's Digest
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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... (read more)

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Climate Shock: The Economic Consequences of a Hotter Planet
Climate Shock: The Economic Consequences of a Hotter Planet
by Gernot Wagner
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"A remarkable book on climate change, Climate Shock is deeply insightful, challenging, eye-opening, thought-provoking, and sheer fun to read. It will help you to think clearly and incisively about one of the most important issues of our generation... (read more)

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Rocks from Space: Meteorites and Meteorite Hunters (Astronomy)
Rocks from Space: Meteorites and Meteorite Hunters (Astronomy)
by O. Richard Norton
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Norton (astronomy, Central Oregon Community College) tells the story of meteorites and our attempts to read their history. Topics include the development of the interdisciplinary science of meteoritics, asteroids, current classifications of meteorites,... (read more)

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Truth about Nature: A Family's Guide to 144 Common Myths about the Great Outdoors
Truth about Nature: A Family's Guide to 144 Common Myths about the Great Outdoors
by Stacy Tornio
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Does moss grow only on the north side of a tree? Should I always wait an hour after swimming? Do hummingbirds really migrate on the backs of other birds? Find out in The Truth About Nature by the authors of The Kids’ Outdoor Adventure Book. This... (read more)

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A World Without Ice
A World Without Ice
by Henry Pollack
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A cowinner of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize offers a clear-eyed explanation of the planet's imperiled ice. Much has been written about global warming, but the crucial relationship between people and ice has received little focus-until now. As one of the... (read more)

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