The Big Ones

Author: Lucy Jones
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 0385542712
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By the world-renowned seismologist, a riveting history of natural disasters, their impact on our culture, and new ways of thinking about the ones to come Earthquakes, floods, tsunamis, hurricanes, volcanoes--they stem from the same forces that give our planet life. Earthquakes give us natural springs; volcanoes produce fertile soil. It is only when these forces exceed our ability to withstand them that they become disasters. Together they have shaped our cities and their architecture; elevated leaders and toppled governments; influenced the way we think, feel, fight, unite, and pray. The history of natural disasters is a history of ourselves. In The Big Ones, leading seismologist Dr. Lucy Jones offers a bracing look at some of the world's greatest natural disasters, whose reverberations we continue to feel today. At Pompeii, Jones explores how a volcanic eruption in the first century AD challenged prevailing views of religion. She examines the California floods of 1862 and the limits of human memory. And she probes more recent events--such as the Indian Ocean tsunami of 2004 and the American hurricanes of 2017--to illustrate the potential for globalization to humanize and heal. With population in hazardous regions growing and temperatures around the world rising, the impacts of natural disasters are greater than ever before. The Big Ones is more than just a work of history or science; it is a call to action. Natural hazards are inevitable; human catastrophes are not. With this energizing and exhaustively researched book, Dr. Jones offers a look at our past, readying us to face down the Big Ones in our future.

Humanitarian Response to Natural Disasters

Author: Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: International Development Committee
Publisher: The Stationery Office
ISBN: 9780215031082
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Humanitarian response to natural Disasters : Seventh report of session 2005-06, Vol. 2: Oral and written Evidence

Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States William J Clinton 1996 Book 2 July 1 to December 31 1996

Author: National Archives and Records Administration
Publisher: Government Printing Office
ISBN: 9780160636899
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Contains the papers and speeches of the 42d President of the United States as issued by the Office of the Press Secretary during the period July 1-December 31, 1996. Includes indexes. Item 574-A. Related items: Public Papers of the Presidents collection can be found here:

God Is Love

Author: Gerald Bray
Publisher: Crossway
ISBN: 1433522721
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This uniquely accessible volume on systematic theology is written for the average Christian and traces the theme of God’s love through all the major doctrines of the Bible.

Can God Intervene

Author: Gary Stern
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275989583
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Explores various religious explanations of natural tragedies through interviews with prominent religious leaders across the religious spectrum

Where the Hell Is God

Author: Richard Leonard
Publisher: Paulist Press
ISBN: 1587680602
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Combines professional insights along with the author's own experience and insights to speculate on how believers can make sense of their Christian faith when confronted with tragedy and suffering.

What About The Big Stuff

Author: Richard Carlson
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1444727281
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Carlson's "Don't Sweat" series have given advice on tackling perceptions of and getting through life's annoying little problems. Rising above the "small stuff" in order to gain perspective helps find a more peaceful and fulfilled life. But what about the big problems? The book explores exactly that, suggesting ways of dealing with the incredibly difficult issues of life, including divorce, death of a loved one, financial setbacks, illness and difficulties at work. His ideas and advice should enable readers to find the necessary strength to conquer and move forward when faced with the worst.

On the Lower Frequencies

Author: Erick Lyle
Publisher: Soft Skull Press
ISBN: 1593763301
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On the Lower Frequencies is at once a manual, memoir, and history of creative resistance in a world awash with war and poverty. An icon on the 1990s zine scene, Iggy Scam traces not only the evolution of cities, but of his own thinking, from his early focus on more outré forms of resistance through more contemplative times as he becomes preoccupied with the need for a more affirmative vision of the future. In one of the book’s key pieces, Scam celebrates the history and passing of Hunt’s Donuts in San Francisco’s Mission District. On one level an epitaph for a beloved hangout and on another a metaphor for the effects of gentrification, it’s the untold history of an entire neighborhood in a single retail establishment. Whether handing out fake Starbucks coupons or dreaming of a future with more public art and punk holidays, Scam gives the reader inspiration for living defiantly.