This list represents only a selection of recently published books for general readers on natural disasters available at the Interior Library. Within each section, the books are arranged alphabetically by the author's last name. Please direct inquiries or concerns to the Reference Librarian at 202-208-5815 between 7:45 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday except Federal holidays.


Facing Disasters


KF3750 .B38 2007
When nature strikes: weather disasters and the law
Baum, Marsha L.

HT392 .B47 2009
Planning for coastal resilience: best practices for calamitous times
Beatley, Timothy, 1957-

GB5014 .B45 1999
Geological hazards: their assessment, avoidance, and mitigation
Bell, F. G. (Frederic Gladstone)

QE75 .P9 NO.1683
The role of geo-science information in reducing catastrophic loss using a web-based economics experiment
Bernknopf, Richard L. (Richard Lewis)

JK468 .P64 B585 2006
Lessons of disaster: policy change after catastrophic events
Birkland, Thomas A.

QE501.3 .G46 1977
Geological hazards: earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanoes, avalanches, landslides, floods
Bolt, Bruce A., 1930-2005

GB5014 .B79 2005
Natural hazards
Bryant, Edward, 1948-

GB5010 .C67 1998
Cooperating with nature: confronting natural hazards with land use planning for sustainable communities
Burby, Raymond J., 1942-

HC110 .D45 B87 1991
Sharing environmental risks: how to control governments' losses in natural disasters
Burby, Raymond J., 1942-

HT392 .C55
Coastal environmental management: guidelines for conservation of resources and protection against storm hazards
Conservation Foundation

GB5010 .A43 2001
American hazardscapes: the regionalization of hazards and disasters
Cutter, Susan L.

GB460 .A2 D4 1999
Against the tide: the battle for America's beaches
Dean, Cornelia

HV551.3 .A73 2002
Are you ready?: a guide to citizen preparedness
Citizen Corps (USA Freedom Corps)

KF3750 .N38 1999
Natural hazard mitigation: recasting disaster policy and planning
Godschalk, David R.

QE38 .G86 2001
The impact of geology on the United States: a reference guide to benefits and hazards
Gunn, Angus M. (Angus Macleod), 1920-

HT391 .H23 2000
The hidden costs of coastal hazards: implications for risk assessment and mitigation
H. John Heinz III Center for Science, Economics, and the Environment. Panel on Risk, Vulnerability, and the True Costs of Coastal Hazards

QC981.8 .V65 Y43 1992
The Year without a summer?: world climate in 1816
Harington, C. R. (Charles Richard), 1933-

HV553 .C275 2002
Catastrophe & culture: the anthropology of disaster
Hoffman, Susanna

K579 .L5 H83 1985
Government liability and disaster mitigation: a comparative study
Huffman, James, 1945-

HD156 .E58 1996
Environmental management and governance: intergovernmental approaches to hazards and sustainability
May, Peter J.

HV555 .U6 M38 1985
Recovering from catastrophes: federal disaster relief policy and politics
May, Peter J.

HV551.3 .M55 1999
Disasters by design: a reassessment of natural hazards in the United States
Mileti, Dennis S.

QH545 .N3 M67 2007
Environmental disasters, natural recovery and human responses
Moral, Roger del, 1943-

HV551.3 .N384 2006
Facing hazards and disasters: understanding human dimensions
National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Disaster Research in the Social Sciences: Future Challenges and Opportunities

G70.215 .U6 N378 2007
Successful response starts with a map: improving geospatial support for disaster management
National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Planning for Catastrophe: a Blueprint for Improving Geospatial Data, Tools, and Infrastructure

HV555 .U6 P53 1999
Disasters and democracy: the politics of extreme natural events
Platt, Rutherford H.

HV551.2 .P675 2004
Catastrophe: risk and response
Posner, Richard A.

QE506 .P76 2011
Catastrophes!: earthquakes, tsunamis, tornadoes, and other earth-shattering disasters
Prothero, Donald R.

QH545 .N3 R45 2001
The silver lining: the benefits of natural disasters
Reice, Seth Robert, 1947-

HV553 .R45 2007
Beyond disasters: creating opportunities for peace
Renner, Michael, 1957-

HV555 .U6 R67 1982
Natural hazards and public choice: the state and local politics of hazard mitigation
Rossi, Peter Henry, 1921-

HV555 .U6 V52 1983
Victims of the environment: loss from natural hazards in the United States, 1970-1980
Rossi, Peter Henry, 1921-

HV551.3 .E46 2007
Emergency management: the American experience, 1900-2005
Rubin, Claire B.

F377 .T5 S25 2009
Island in a storm: a rising sea, a vanishing coast, and a nineteenth-century disaster that warns of a warmer world
Sallenger, Abby

HV551.3 .S38 1995
Flirting with disaster: public management in crisis situations
Schneider, Saundra K., 1952-

GB5014 .S58 2008
Global catastrophes and trends: the next 50 years
Smil, Vaclav

E159 .D57 1998
Disaster management programs for historic sites
Spennemann, Dirk R.

GB5007 .S74 2000
Acts of God: the unnatural history of natural disaster in America
Steinberg, Theodore, 1961-

HV551.3 .S95 2008
Disaster policy and politics: emergency management and homeland security
Sylves, Richard Terry

GB5014 .T63 1997
Natural hazards: explanation and integration
Tobin, Graham A.

QH545 .N3 M8 1997
Multi hazard identification and risk assessment: the cornerstone of the national mitigation strategy
United States. Federal Emergency Management Agency

HT170 .R46 2005
The resilient city: how modern cities recover from disaster
Vale, Lawrence J., 1959-

GB5018 .W48
Disasters: the anatomy of environmental hazards
Whittow, J. B.

GB5014 .A82 2004
At risk: natural hazards, people's vulnerability, and disasters
Wisner, Benjamin

GB5014 .C66 1999
Comprehensive risk assessment for natural hazards
World Meteorological Organization

B5014 .Z43 1997
Perils of a restless planet: scientific perspectives on natural disasters
Zebrowski, Ernest




QC929 .A8 F74 2005
Snowstruck: in the grip of avalanches
Fredston, Jill A.

QC929 .A8 P45
Avalanche handbook
Perla, Ronald I.



F595 .E38 2006
The worst hard time: the untold story of those who survived the great American Dust Bowl
Egan, Timothy

TC423.6 .R41 1997
Improving drought management in the West: the role of mitigation and preparedness: report to the Western Water Policy Review Advisory Commission
Wilhite, Donald A.




Q1 .G42 NO.15
Putting down roots in earthquake country: your handbook for the San Francisco Bay Region
American Red Cross. Bay Area Chapter

QE535.2 .U6 B47 1992
Planning for earthquakes: risk, politics, and policy
Berke, Philip, 1951-

QE75 .C5 NO.1130
Look before you build: geologic studies for safer land development in the San Francisco Bay Area
Blair-Tyler, Martha

Q1 .G42 NO.21
Earthquake science explained: a series of ten short articles for students, teachers, and families
D'Alessio, Matthew A.

F869 .S357 F735 2006
The great earthquake and firestorms of 1906: how San Francisco nearly destroyed itself
Fradkin, Philip L.

E535.2 .U6 G485 2001
California earthquakes: science, risk, and the politics of hazard mitigation
Geschwind, Carl-Henry, 1965-

QE534.3 .H68 2002
Earthshaking science: what we know (and don't know) about earthquakes
Hough, Susan Elizabeth, 1961-

QE535.2 .U6 H68 2004
Finding fault in California: an earthquake tourist's guide
Hough, Susan Elizabeth, 1961-

QE22 .R475 H68 2007
Richter's scale: measure of an earthquake, measure of a man
Hough, Susan Elizabeth, 1961-

QE535 .N3
The great Alaska earthquake of 1964
National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on the Alaska Earthquake

QE539 .N37
Toward reduction of losses from earthquakes; conclusions from the great Alaska earthquake of 1964
National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on the Alaska Earthquake

QE75 .C5 NO.1045
Lessons learned from the Loma Prieta, California, earthquake of October 17, 1989
Plafker, George, 1929-

QE534.2 .P73 2000
Furious earth: the science and nature of earthquakes, volcanoes, and tsunamis
Prager, Ellen J.

QE534.2 .S54 1999
Shedlock, Kaye M.

QE535.2 .U6 S585 1999
The earth in turmoil: earthquakes, volcanoes, and their impact on humankind
Sieh, Kerry E.

QE539.2 .S34 S73 1995
Promoting risk: constructing the earthquake threat
Stallings, Robert A.

QE75 .P9 NO.1527
Seismicity of the United States, 1568-1989
Stover, Carl W.

F869 .S3 T44
The San Francisco earthquake
Thomas, Gordon

QE538.8 .U45 2004
The myth of solid ground: earthquakes, prediction, and the fault line between reason and faith
Ulin, David L.

F869 .S357 W56 2005
A crack in the edge of the world: America and the great California earthquake of 1906
Winchester, Simon

QE75 .B1 NO.2027
The Lyman Hawaiian earthquake diary, 1833-1917
Wyss, Max, 1939-

QE521 .Z45 2005
Earthquakes in human history: the far-reaching effects of seismic disruptions
Zeilinga de Boer, Jelle




F354 .B54 1998
Rising tide: the great Mississippi flood of 1927 and how it changed America
Barry, John M., 1947-

QE75 .P9 NO.1775
Flooding in the United States Midwest, 2008
Holmes, Robert R., 1965-

F232 .J2 K29
The Virginia flood of 1969: the effects of Hurricane Camille in the James River Basin of Virginia
Kelly, Donovan, 1941-

QE75 .C5 no.1245
Large floods in the United States: where they happen and why
O'Connor, Jim E., 1959-

QE75 .C5 no.1254
The world's largest floods, past and present: their causes and magnitudes
O'Connor, Jim E., 1959-

QE75 .C5 NO.1120A
Flood discharges in the upper Mississippi River basin, 1993
Parrett, Charles

GB1399 .S58 1998
Floods: physical processes and human impacts
Smith, Keith, 1938-

QE22 .B74 S64 2008
Bretz's flood: the remarkable story of a rebel geologist and the world's greatest flood
Soennichsen, John Robert

HV555 .U62 F6 1998
The President's long-term recovery action plan: 1997-1998 winter storms
United States. President


Heat Waves


HV553 .E93 2006
Excessive heat events guidebook
United States. Environmental Protection Agency. Office of Atmospheric Programs



F296 .B43 2006
Roar of the heavens
Bechtel, Stefan

QC945 .B72
Hurricane in paradise: perception and reality of the hurricane hazard in the Virgin Islands
Bowden, Martyn J.

HV636 2005 .L8 B75 2006
The great deluge: Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, and the Mississippi Gulf Coast
Brinkley, Douglas

HV636 2005 .M7 K32 2005
Katrina: 8 hours that changed the Mississippi coast forever
Chrostowski, Keith

E185.615 .D945 2006
Come hell or high water: Hurricane Katrina and the color of disaster
Dyson, Michael Eric

QC945 .K45 2009
Hurricanes of the Gulf of Mexico
Keim, Barry D., 1963-

QC945 .M73 2004
Faces from the flood: Hurricane Floyd remembered
Moore, Richard, 1960-

HV636 2005 .G87 F26 2006
A failure of initiative: final report of the Select Bipartisan Committee to Investigate the Preparation for and Response to Hurricane Katrina
United States. Congress. House. Select Bipartisan Committee to Investigate the Preparation for and Response to Hurricane Katrina

HV636 2005 .G87 H8 2006
Hurricane Katrina: a nation still unprepared: special report of the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, United States Senate, together with additional views
United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

HV635.5 2005 .G87 U6 2006
A performance review of FEMA's disaster management activities in response to Hurricane Katrina
United States. Dept. of Homeland Security. Office of Inspector General

HV636 2005 .G87 F43 2006
The federal response to Hurricane Katrina: lessons learned
United States. Executive Office of the President

QC945 .Z43 2005
Category 5: the story of Camille, lessons unlearned from America's most violent hurricane
Zebrowski, Ernest



QE75 .C5 NO.1325
The landslide handbook: a guide to understanding landslides
Highland, Lynn

GB5010 .M37 1997
Living with the coast of Alaska
Mason, Owen K.

QE599.2 .L24 2005
Landslide hazards and planning
Schwab, James




QC955 .G74 2001
The tornado: nature's ultimate windstorm
Grazulis, T. P.

QC955 .U56
Tornado safety resource workbook
United States. Federal Emergency Management Agency




QE75 .P9 NO.1707
The orphan tsunami of 1700: Japanese clues to a parent earthquake in North America
Atwater, Brian F.

QE75 .C5 NO.1187 REV.
Surviving a tsunami--lessons from Chile, Hawaii, and Japan
Atwater, Brian F.

QE75 .O65 NO.85-533
Tsunamis: hazard definition and effects on facilities
Costello, Joyce A.

QE75 .P9 NO.1661B
Local tsunami hazards in the Pacific Northwest from Cascadia subducation zone earthquakes
Geist, Eric L.

QE534.2 .P73 2000
Furious earth: the science and nature of earthquakes, volcanoes, and tsunamis
Prager, Ellen J.

KF27 .S3 2005
Tsunamis: is the U.S. prepared?: hearing before the Committee on Science, House of Representatives, One Hundred Ninth Congress, first session, January 26, 2005
United States. Congress. House. Committee on Science

KF26 .C69 2005E
U.S. tsunami warning system and S. 50, "The Tsunami Preparedness Act of 2005": hearing before the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, United States Senate, One Hundred Ninth Congress, first session, February 2, 2005
United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation


Volcanic Eruptions


QE523 .S23 B42 1981
On the mountain's brink: a Forest Service history of the 1980 Mount St. Helen's volcanic emergency
Beals, H. K. (Herbert Kyle), 1934-

QE523 .S23 F57
Mount St. Helens, the aftermath
Flaherty, David C.

QE75 .P9 NO.1249
Volcanic eruptions of 1980 at Mount St. Helens: the first 100 days
Foxworthy, B. L. (Bruce LaVerne), 1925-

QE524 .V65 1997
Volcanic and seismic hazards on the Island of Hawaii
Geological Survey (U.S.)

QE75 .P9 NO.1791
The Novarupta-Katmai eruption of 1912: largest eruption of the twentieth century: centennial perspectives
Hildreth, Wes

QE75 .P9 NO.1250
The 1980 eruptions of Mount St. Helens, Washington
Lipman, Peter W.

HV555 .U62 S36 1983
Citizen response to volcanic eruptions: the case of Mt. St. Helens
Perry, Ronald W.

QE534.2 .P73 2000
Furious earth: the science and nature of earthquakes, volcanoes, and tsunamis
Prager, Ellen J.

QE527.5 .S23 1985
Warning and response to the Mount St. Helens eruption
Saarinen, Thomas F. (Thomas Frederick)

F912 .K3 S27 2004
Witness: firsthand accounts of the largest volcanic eruption in the twentieth century
Schaaf, Jeanne M.

F897 .S17 S52 1985
Discovering Mount St. Helens: a guide to the National Volcanic Monument
Shane, Scott, 1950-

QE535.2 .U6 S585 1999
The earth in turmoil: earthquakes, volcanoes, and their impact on humankind
Sieh, Kerry E.

QE521 .T48 2000
Volcano cowboys: the rocky evolution of a dangerous science
Thompson, Dick

QE523 .H3 T54 2010
Eruptions of Hawaiian volcanoes: past, present, and future
Tilling, Robert I.

QE523 .S3 W3
Come hell and high water: Mt. St. Helens and the federal response on the Lower Cowlitz River
Warren, Gordon H.

QE75 .C5 NO.1073
Living with volcanoes: the U.S. Geological Survey's Volcano Hazards Program
Wright, Thomas L. (Thomas Llewellyn), 1935-