Hardcover ISBN: 0307962695
A profoundly moving, piercingly frank memoir of grief--of learning to live with grief--that begins in Sri Lanka on December 26, 2004, when the author lost her parents, her husband, and her two young sons in the tsunami she miraculously survived. The book opens and we are inside the wave: thirty feet high, moving at twenty-five mph, racing two miles inland. And from there into the depths of the author's despair: how to live now that her life has been undone? Sonali Deraniyagala tells her story without artifice or sentimentality, in the stark language of unfathomable sorrow, anger, and guilt: struggling through the first months following the tragedy--someone always at her side to prevent her from harming herself, her whole being furiously clenched against the reality she can't face; and then reluctantly emerging and, over the ensuing years, slowly allowing her memory to function again--taking 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 while learning the balance between the almost unbearable reminders of her loss and her fundamental need to keep her family, somehow, still with her.
Facts, Myths, and Oddities
1st Edition Paperback ISBN: 0399535705
A meteorologist and editor reveals the myths, misconceptions, oddities and weird phenomena of weather, and presents interesting facts including how temperature affects tire pressure, why humidity makes hair limp or frizzy and why a coming storm causes sore joints. Original.
1 Dead in Attic
Paperback ISBN: 1416552987
A journalist for the New Orleans Times-Picayune offers a collection of his columns detailing his own experiences living through hurricane Katrina, the stories of other city inhabitants, and the struggle to rebuild in the wake of destruction, tragedy, and death. Reprint. 100,000 first printing.
The Practical Preppers Complete Guide to Disaster Preparedness
Paperback ISBN: 1250055644
"A complete guide to disaster preparedness from Scott Hunt, CEO of Practical Preppers and a nationally recognized preparedness expert The world we live in is an unstable one. From natural disasters such as earthquakes, hurricanes, and floods of biblical proportions to concerns about the economic downturn and government shutdown, the hits just keep on coming. At the same time, the power grid is incredibly fragile. Our dependency on widely distributed long distance systems for power, medicine, and food makes our society susceptible to attack, whether by foreign or domestic enemies, or the weather. No matter the concern, the solutions are the same. Scott Hunt, the owner of Practical Preppers, and an experienced engineer, homesteader, and pastor, offers readers a complete and detailed guide to sustainable living. With this book, anyone can learn how to: Secure a water source--even in an urban area Grow and preserve food Set up an alternative energy supply Maintain a comfortable shelter -including alternative cooking and sanitation methods during a long power outage Bug out--what to include in your bug out bag and how to leave Prepare for medical issues Deal with security concerns Preparing for disruption of services in an emergency is a noble venturewhich gives peace of mind. This book will empower readers of all skill levels and resources to survive and achieve an independent, sustainable lifestyle"--
Our Future on a Hotter Planet
Hardcover ISBN: 142620213x
An unflinching study of the impact of global warming on Earth's climate and what it means for human life in every region of the world, from the destruction of coral reefs and mountain glaciers to the collapse of the Amazon rainforest and the rise of deserts in the U.S., reveals what we must do now to prevent environmental catastrophe. 20,000 first printing.
The Weather Experiment
The Pioneers Who Sought to See the Future
Hardcover ISBN: 0865478090
A history of the science of meteorology profiles pioneering naturalists, engineers and artists whose high-risk travels and experiments in exotic locales established early practices in weather forecasting. Notes.
The Extreme Weather Survival Manual
Paperback ISBN: 1616289538
Extreme weather has the ability to leave us devastated, but with the easy-to-followExtreme Weather Survival Manual you’ll be ready for anything Mother Nature throws at you. Dennis Mersereau and the editors ofOutdoor Life magazine offer their life saving advice to help you survive blizzards, hurricanes, firestorms and much more. As a weather reporter, it’s only natural that Dennis Mersereau is a self-proclaimed weather freak. Slate.com said of him, “Don’t mess with the Mersereau. He will find your weather fables and he will crush them . . . We need more Dennises. In fact, the National Weather Service itself should be run by Dennis, with each local office headed by a Dennis-like weather blogger tasked with explaining the relevant weather news of the day, and entertaining us when the weather is boring.
The Weather Makers
How Man Is Changing the Climate and What It Means for Life on Earth
Hardcover ISBN: 0871139359
A history of climate change, how it will unfold over the next century, and what we can do to prevent a cataclysmic future includes specific suggestions for both lawmakers and individuals, from investing in renewable power sources such as wind, solar, and geothermal energy to steps everyone can take right now to reduce deadly carbon dioxide emissions by seventy percent. 75,000 first printing.