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Shaken
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 35,860. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
“The Net” meets “Conspiracy Theory” with Earthquakes. Emma J for Joy Pearce is in downtown San Francisco when the dreaded next Big Quake devastates the city. She saves a man from the rubble, and sparks fly between them. But Jason Gibb is not the charming man he pretends to be. Emma discovers dark secrets behind the disaster and must fight for her life.
Making Infrastructure Disaster-Resilient
Series: Learning Lessons. Price: Free! Words: 3,130. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Disasters & Disaster Relief, Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Environmental / General
This paper offers lessons for making infrastructure disaster-resilient based mainly on the experience of countries in Asia and the Pacific. It also shares practices associated with the multifaceted dimensions of resilience by drawing on publications from international organizations.
Water Rising Newdelphia
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 30,380. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
in 2400, people live in Glass Cities floating on water; toward the end of the 21st century, following the great upheaval water had risen covering most of the usual landscape,partially destroying many databases. a group of friends is linked to the murder of mr. smith. It is a journey from innocence to awareness, a quest for the new world & the intimation that one of them is a time traveller.
ADB’s Response to Natural Disasters and Disaster Risks
Series: Learning Lessons. Price: Free! Words: 2,960. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Development / economic development, Nonfiction » Social Science » Disasters & Disaster Relief
This brief highlights lessons and recommendations from an independent evaluation report that assesses the Asian Development Bank's support for disaster prevention and recovery programs during 1995–2011.
Quake!
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 28,560. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Historical, Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories
When the deadly Loma Prieta earthquake of 1989 hits, fourteen-year-old Franny witnesses the devastation of her community and is called upon to save the lives of her family and her best friend. "Cottonwood spins his tale with great immediacy and power. Characters are multidimensional and convincing. Readers will find this one inspiring and thought-provoking."—School Library Journal
12
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 60,570. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2012 by Whimsical Publications. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
It is December 2012 and the world is on edge about the foretold end of humankind. 12 follows multiple characters through the Mayan prediction of the end of the world. While battling for their lives, these individuals come up against unimaginable natural disasters. Will humanity be able to persevere? Or will they slip silently into the night, returning earth to its original owner, Mother Nature?
Emergency Preparedness Plans: Be Prepared!
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,300. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Disasters & Disaster Relief, Nonfiction » Reference » Personal & Practical Guides
Emergency Preparedness Plans, only available in digital form as an ebook, is the definitive guide to help you learn about disasters and emergency situations that occur every day and how to create the best emergency preparedness plan for you and your family to greatly increase your safety and chances of survival.
Terra Infirma
Series: The Cartographer Universe, Book 12 · The Terra Trilogy, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 97,130. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2012 by Twisted Root Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » General
When nomadic marauders attack the Independent city of Couver, seventeen-year-old Terra Vargas must choose: use her Cartos powers to protect her city, or rescue her mother from the marauders' camp. But as her control over the earth power erodes, so does her ability to choose wisely. Stay or go? Either way, there will be a horrible price to pay.
2004 Indian Ocean Earthquake and Tsunami: Boxing Day Tsunami
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,030. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Global Warming & Climate Change, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Nature
December 26, 2004 will always be remembered by the devastation caused by one of the largest earthquakes known to man. The Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami is revisited in captivating, understandable detail with illustrations. The impact of the tsunami on the environment and economy (fishing and tourism) and recovery are discussed.
Kleist, Cortés, and the Great Santiago Earthquake of 1647
Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 7,840. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2011 by Fario. Categories: Essay » Literature
It is generally agreed that the sources of Heinrich von Kleist's bloody tales are European, but Juan LePuen argues that, for those interested in the genesis of "Michael Kohlhaas" or "The Earthquake in Chile," such colonial American documents as Hernán Cortés's letters to Charles V make for lines of inquiry of no less promise than that of more conventional European sources.