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.
A Natural and Cultural History
Paperback ISBN: 0804137110
A natural history of rain draws on myriad disciplines to trace the ocean-filling torrents from 4 billion years ago through the storms of the present world's climate change while sharing stories about humanity's efforts to control rain through science and magic.
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"--
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.
Diet for a Hot Planet
The Climate Crisis at the End of Your Fork and What You Can Do About It
1st Edition Hardcover ISBN: 1596916591
Predicts that, if nothing is done, food-system-related greenhouse gas emissions will continue to rise, exposes that food industry as a key opponent to system-wide reform, offers six principles for a climate-friendly diet and provides examples of farmers who are demonstrating the potential of sustainable farming.
In the Grip of Avalanches
Paperback ISBN: 0156032546
An avalanche expert and predictor explores the often deadly nature of avalanches, sharing a wealth of dramatic rescue and escape stories, including those of a skier who was forced to make a life-and-death decision and the race to save a buried victim. By the author of Rowing to Latitude. Reprint.
Weather and the Wilderness in Minnesota's National Park
Hardcover ISBN: 1890434825
VOYAGEUR SKIES chronicles spring, summer, fall, and winter in Voyageurs National Park through Don Breneman's stunning photographs, while University of Minnesota meteorologist/climatologist Dr. Mark Seeley explains the effects of weather and climate on the shaping of the park's pristine landscape. How has the climate in Voyageurs National Park changed in recent years and what does this mean going forward? Climate change is already impacting Minnesota's water resources. While celebrating the spectacular beauty to be found in Minnesota's only national park, VOYAGEUR SKIES facilitates wider discussion and understanding of implications for the future if the quality of the state's water resources is to be preserved. Written for general readers and also for classroom use, this book will be the centerpiece for educational programs to be offered jointly by the University of Minnesota Water Resources Center and Extension.