May 2022 : Natural Disasters

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A City Tossed And Broken : The Diary Of Minnie Bonner

Author(s):

Judy Blundell

Description:

It is 1906, and when her family is cheated out of their tavern, fourteen-year-old Minnie Bonner is forced to become a maid to the Sump family, who are moving to San Francisco--three weeks before the great earthquake.

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Book

Call Number:

J FIC Blu

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A Death-struck Year

Author(s):

Makiia Lucier

Description:

When the Spanish influenza epidemic reaches Portland, Oregon, in 1918, seventeen-year-old Cleo leaves behind the comfort of her boarding school to work for the Red Cross.

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Book

Call Number:

YA FIC Luc

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All About Heat Waves And Droughts : Discovering Earth's Scorching Weather

Author(s):

Steve Tomecek

Description:

"This book shows readers the awesome power of heat waves and droughts"-- Provided by publisher.

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Book

Call Number:

J 551.5 Tom

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All About Hurricanes : Discovering Earth's Wildest Storms

Author(s):

Cody Crane

Description:

"This book shows readers the awesome power of hurricanes"-- Provided by publisher.

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Book

Call Number:

J 551.55 Cra

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Ashfall

Author(s):

Mike Mullin

Description:

After the eruption of the Yellowstone supervolcano destroys his city and its surroundings, fifteen-year-old Alex must journey from Cedar Falls, Iowa, to Illinois to find his parents and sister, trying to survive in a transformed landscape and a new society in which all the old rules of living have vanished.

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Book

Call Number:

YA FIC Mul

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Dark Water Rising

Author(s):

Marian Hale
Stephen Hoye

Description:

While salvaging and rebuilding in the aftermath of the Galveston flood of 1900, sixteen-year-old Seth proves himself in a way that his previous efforts never could, but he still must face his father man-to-man.

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Audiobook

Call Number:

J FIC Hal

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Disasterology : Dispatches From The Frontlines Of The Climate Crisis

Author(s):

Samantha Montano

Description:

Dr. Montano brings readers with her on an eye-opening journey through some of our worst disasters, helping readers make sense of what really happened from a emergency management perspective. She explains why we aren't doing enough to prevent or prepare for disasters, the critical role of media, and how our approach to recovery was not designed to serve marginalized communities. Now that climate change is contributing to the disruption of ecosystems and worsening disasters, Dr. Montano offers a preview of what will happen to our communities if we don't take aggressive, immediate action. In a section devoted to the COVID-19 pandemic, what is thus far our generation's most deadly disaster, she casts light on the many decisions made behind closed doors that failed to protect the public.-- From statement provided by publisher

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Book

Call Number:

363.7387 Mon

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Dr. Disaster's Guide To Surviving Everything : Essential Advice For Any Situation Life Throws Your Way

Author(s):

John E. Torres

Description:

"A practical, all-encompassing guide to disaster preparedness--from avalanches and blackouts to pandemics and wildfires--from NBC News senior medical correspondent and emergency medicine physician Dr. John Torres."-- Provided by publisher.

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Book

Call Number:

613.69 Tor

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Drowned City : Hurricane Katrina & New Orleans

Author(s):

Don Brown

Description:

On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina's monstrous winds and surging water overwhelmed the protective levees around low-lying New Orleans, Louisiana. Eighty percent of the city flooded, in some places under twenty feet of water. Property damages across the Gulf Coast topped $100 billion. One thousand eight hundred and thirty-three people lost their lives. The tale of this historic storm and the drowning of an American city is one of selflessness, heroism, and courage -- and also of incompetence, racism, and criminality. Don Brown's kinetic art and as-it-happens narrative capture both the tragedy and triumph of one of the worst natural disasters in American history.

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Book

Call Number:

YA 363.3492 Bro

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Fire In Paradise : An American Tragedy

Author(s):

Alastair Gee
Dani Anguiano

Description:

Bay Area-based reporters for The Guardian Alastair Gee and Dani Anguiano relate the story of the worst American wildfire in a century, weaving together a portrait of the remarkable California community of 27,000 souls, destroyed wholesale in a fire that left 86 dead, while offering a bigger-picture exploration of the science of wildfires in a time of dramatic climate change. Alastair Gee is a seasoned science/nature based in San Francisco and Dani Anguiano is a local reporter from nearby Chico, who knows many of the heroes, first responders, and victims personally.

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Book

Call Number:

979.4 Gee

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Isaac's Storm A Man, A Time, And The Deadliest Hurricane In History

Author(s):

Erik Larson
Richard M. Davidson

Description:

"In 1900, Isaac Monroe Cline was in charge of the Galveston station of the U.S. Weather Bureau. He was a knowledgeable, seasoned weatherman who considered himself a scientist. When he heard the deep thudding of waves on Galveston's beach in the early morning of September 8th, however, Cline refused to be alarmed. The city had been hit by bad weather before. But by the time this storm had moved across Galveston, at least 6,000 people were dead, and Cline would never look at hurricanes the same way again"--Container.

Format:

Audiobook

Call Number:

976.4139 Lar

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Krakatoa

Author(s):

Don Nardo
Brian McGovern

Description:

Explores the eruption of Krakatoa in its cultural, historical, and geographic contexts and discusses the effect on both people and environment.

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Book

Call Number:

J 959.8 Nar

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Krakatoa : The Day The World Exploded, August 27, 1883

Author(s):

Simon Winchester

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Format:

Book

Call Number:

551.21 Win

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Life As We Knew It

Author(s):

Susan Beth Pfeffer
Emily Bauer

Description:

Through journal entries sixteen-year-old Miranda describes her family's struggle to survive after a meteor hits the moon, causing worldwide tsunamis, earthquakes, and volcanic eruptions.

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Audiobook

Call Number:

YA FIC Pfe

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Maria And The Plague : A Black Death Survival Story

Author(s):

Natasha Deen
Francesca Ficorilli

Description:

The people of fourteenth-century Florence, Italy, starving after years of bad weather and natural disasters, now face the Black Plague but twelve-year-old Maria is determined to survive. Includes historical note, glossary, and discussion questions.

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Book

Call Number:

J FIC Dee

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Maxy Survives The Hurricane

Author(s):

Ricia Anne Chansky
Olga Barinova
Yarelis Marcial Acevedo
Sharon Marie Nieves-Ferrer
Francheska Morales García

Description:

Maxy the dog survives Hurricane María, and like many who go through natural disasters, he is later terrified of storms and rain.La perrita Maxy sobrevive al huracán María pero después está aterrorizada de tormentas y lluvia.

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Book

Call Number:

E Cha Spanish

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My Side Of The Mountain

Author(s):

Jean Craighead George

Description:

Tired of living in a crowded city apartment, Sam Gribley runs away from home and heads for his Grandpa Gribley's long-lost homestead in the Catskill mountains. For a year he stays alone, learning to live off the land, hollowing out a tree for a home, taming a falcon, and using every bit of ingenuity and resourcefulness he has to survive.

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Book

Call Number:

J FIC Geo

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Ninth Ward

Author(s):

Jewell Parker Rhodes

Description:

In New Orleans' Ninth Ward, twelve-year-old Lanesha, who can see spirits, and her adopted grandmother have no choice but to stay and weather the storm as Hurricane Katrina bears down upon them.

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Book

Call Number:

YA FIC Rho

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Outrun The Moon

Author(s):

Stacey (Stacey Heather) author Lee

Description:

"On the eve of the San Francisco Earthquake of 1906, Mercy Wong--daughter of Chinese immigrants--is struggling to hold her own among the spoiled heiresses at prestigious St. Clare's School. When tragedy strikes, everyone must band together to survive"-- Provided by publisher.

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Book

Call Number:

YA FIC Lee

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Pandemic, Protest, And Politics: A Look Back At 2020

Author(s):

Hal Marcovitz

Description:

"As 2020 came to an end there was no shortage of Americans as well as others who welcomed the New Year, hoping life for everyone would improve in 2021. What perhaps worsened the suffering among Americans as well as others was a feeling of helplessness: As people found themselves impacted by the pandemic, the protests over racial inequality, and the terrible fires and weather events that plagued the nation, most people came to the conclusion that there was very little they could do to make the bad news go away"-- Provided by publisher.

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Book

Call Number:

YA 973.933 Mar

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Salvage The Bones : A Novel

Author(s):

Jesmyn Ward

Description:

Enduring a hardscrabble existence as the children of alcoholic and absent parents, four siblings from a coastal Mississippi town prepare their meager stores for the arrival of Hurricane Katrina while struggling with such challenges as a teen pregnancy and a dying litter of prize pups.

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Book

Call Number:

FIC War

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Strong In The Rain : Surviving Japan's Earthquake, Tsunami, And Fukushima Nuclear Disaster

Author(s):

Lucy Birmingham
David McNeill

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Book

Call Number:

952.11 Bir

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The Deadliest Hurricanes Then And Now

Author(s):

Deborah Hopkinson

Description:

"As a hurricane gathered in the Caribbean, blue skies covered Galveston, Texas. Scientists knew a storm was coming. But none of them were able to prepare Galveston for the force of the hurricane that hit on September 8, 1900. The water from the storm surge pulled houses off their foundations, and the winds toppled telephone poles and trees like toothpicks. And amid the chaos, Galveston's residents did all they could to rescue one another"-- Provided by publisher.

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Book

Call Number:

J 551.55 Hop

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The Floating World

Author(s):

C. Morgan Babst

Description:

"When a fragile young woman refuses to leave New Orleans as Hurricane Katrina approaches, her parents are forced to go without her, setting off a chain of events that leaves their marriage in shambles and their daughter catatonic, the victim or perpetrator of some unknown violent act."-- Provided by publisher.

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Book

Call Number:

FIC Bab

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The Galveston Hurricane, 1900

Author(s):

Lauren Tarshis
Scott Dawson

Description:

"It's 1900, and Charlie feels lucky to live in Galveston, Texas. Sure, there are storms sometimes. But nobody worries about hurricanes. Even a famous weather expert says it's impossible for a strong hurricane to strike Galveston. Which is why few people worry on the morning of September 8, when a big storm starts to brew. but Charlie watches with growing horror as monster waves rise up from the sea, as the wind starts to scream. By night, much of the city is under twenty feet of water. Will Charlie find a way to survive the storm of the century?"--Back cover.

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Book

Call Number:

J FIC Tar

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The Nature Of Fragile Things

Author(s):

Susan Meissner

Description:

Sophie Whalen is a young Irish immigrant so desperate to get out of a New York tenement that she answers a mail-order bride ad and agrees to marry a man she knows nothing about. San Francisco widower Martin Hocking proves to be as aloof as he is beautiful. While Sophie quickly develops deep affection for Kat, Martin's silent five-year-old daughter, his odd behavior leaves her with the uneasy feeling that something about her newfound situation isn't right. Sophie discovers hidden ties to two other women: The first, pretty and pregnant, is standing on her doorstep. The second is hundreds of miles away in the American Southwest, grieving the loss of everything she once loved. When a massive earthquake rocks San Francisco on April 18, 1906, the resiliency and resolve of the three women will be tested. -- adapted from jacket

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Book

Call Number:

FIC Mei

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The Science Of Natural Disasters : When Nature And Humans Collide

Author(s):

Diane C. (Diane Carol) Taylor
Traci Van Wagoner

Description:

"News reports from around the world offer detailed descriptions of wildfires, floods, tsunamis, earthquakes, and more. While these kinds of events might seem horrifically random, scientists can explain quite a lot about why they happen, how they develop, how we can try to prevent them, and how we can predict where and when they'll happen next. The Science of Natural Disasters: When Nature and Humans Collide examines the science behind earthquakes, volcanoes, hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, and wildfires."--Provided by publisher.

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Book

Call Number:

J 363.34 Tay

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Trapped

Author(s):

Michael Northrop

Description:

Seven high school students are stranded at their New England high school during a week-long blizzard that shuts down the power and heat, freezes the pipes, and leaves them wondering if they will survive.

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Book

Call Number:

YA FIC Nor

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Up From The Sea

Author(s):

Leza Lowitz

Description:

A novel in verse about the March 2011 tsunami that sent Japan into chaos, told from the point-of-view of Kai, a biracial teenaged boy.

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Book

Call Number:

YA FIC Low

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Wave

Author(s):

Sonali Deraniyagala

Description:

"On the morning of December 26, 2004, on the southern coast of Sri Lanka, Sonali Deraniyagala lost her parents, her husband, and her two young sons in the tsunami she miraculously survived. In this brave and searingly frank memoir, she describes those first horrifying moments and her long journey since. She has written an engrossing, unsentimental, beautifully poised account: as she struggles through the first months following the tragedy, furiously clenched against a reality that she cannot face and cannot deny; and then, over the ensuing years, as she emerges reluctantly, slowly allowing her memory to take her back through the rich and joyous life she's mourning, from her family's home in London, to the birth of her children, to the year she met her English husband at Cambridge, to her childhood in Colombo; all the while learning the difficult balance between the almost unbearable reminders of her loss and the need to keep her family, somehow, still alive within her"--From publisher's website.

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Large Print

Call Number:

LP B Der

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When The Wind Came

Author(s):

Jan Andrews
Dorothy Leung

Description:

"Sometimes, in a child's life, the winds come. Sometimes, there are hard times. Acclaimed children's writer and storyteller Jan Andrews has always believed that these are the times children need stories the most. In her last-ever picture book, When the Wind Came, Jan has written a spare, beautiful story of hope, resilience and Getting Through -- but it's also a child's story, rich in drama and light with dish soap bubbles and shared family laughter. With so many natural and human-caused disasters affecting children every day, this book brings hope in spite of loss. It is a reminder to any child going through a hard time that there will be joy and laughter even in the darkest moments."-- Provided by publisher.

Format:

Book

Call Number:

E And