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Ashen Sky, by Benedicte Gilman.
The Letters of Pliny the Younger and the Eruption of Vesuvius, with illustrations by Barry Moser.

Disaster! The Great San Francisco Earthquake and Fire of 1906, by Dan Kurzman.
At 5:12 a.m. on April 18, 1906, San Francisco was hit by a major foreshock. Several seconds later, at 5:13 a.m., the city was hit by a devastating earthquake that measured 8.3 on the Richter scale...

Earthquake Nation: The Cultural Politics of Japanese Seismicity, 1868 - 1930, by Gregory Clancey.
A riveting look at how seismic activity, especially the 1891 Nobi Earthquake, affected Japanese cultural, political, and architectural development.

The Encyclopedia of Volcanoes, 2e, editor-in-chief Haraldur Sigurdsson.
A comprehensive and up-to-date reference book on volcanism that contains 78 articles by experts from around the world, coving topics ranging from the history of volcanology to extraterrestrial volcanism.

Environmental Hazards: Assessing Risk and Reducing Disaster, by Keith Smith
Smith merges hard science with data from the social sciences, to explore the environmental, political, and economic implications inherent in attempting to reduce, or prevent the occurrence of, an environmental hazard.

Geological Hazards: Their Assessment, Avoidance and Mitigation, by Fred G. Bell.
This book offers a through introduction into the study of geological hazards, both natural and manmade. These hazards run the gamut from volcanic activity to ground water contamination.

Island in a Storm, by Abby Sallenger.
A Rising Sea, A Vanishing Coast, and a Nineteenth-Century Disaster that Warns of a Warmer World. The story of one of America's nearly forgotten disasters - a disaster that is as relevant today as it was when it occurred in August of 1856.

Natural Disasters, Cultural Responses: Case Studies Toward a Global Environmental, edited by Christof Mauch and Christian Pfister
A collection of thirteen essays that examine how humans have responded to natural disasters, throughout times from a variety of cultures located in such diverse regions as Western Europe and Argentina to the Phillippines and China.

Pandas' Earthquake Escape, by Phyllis J. Perry.
When an earthquake devastating their panda sanctuary, LiLing and her cub Tengfei are forced to flee. This educational children's picture book teaches kids about both earthquakes and pandas, and it provides educational activities for further study.

Subduction Dynamics: From Mantle Flow to Mega Disasters, edited by Gabriele Morra, David A. Yuen, Scott D. King, Sang-Mook Lee, and Seth Stein.
This monograph focuses on subduction dynamics and the role they play in earthquakes, tsunamis, and volcanoes. It is geared to those working in the fields of geophysics and related disciplines. This book will also be of interest to advanced geology students and serious self-learners.

Vesuvius A.D. 79: The Destruction of Pompeii and Herculaneum, by Ernesto De Carolis and Giovanni Patricelli.
A detailed historical and geological overview of the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in A.D. 79.

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