Washed Away

Author: Geoff Williams
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1453271635
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The true story of a catastrophic weather event that will “interest readers who enjoyed Erik Larson’s Isaac’s Storm” (Booklist). This is the incredible account of a flood of near-Biblical proportions in early twentieth-century America—its destruction, its heroes, its victims, and how it shaped natural-disaster policies in the United States for the next hundred years. The storm began March 23, 1913, with a series of tornadoes that killed 150 people and injured 400. Then the freezing rains started and the flooding began. It continued for days. Some people drowned in their attics, others on the roads when they tried to flee. It was the nation’s most widespread flood ever—more than 700 people died, hundreds of thousands of houses and buildings were destroyed, and millions were left homeless. The destruction extended far beyond the Ohio Valley to Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Nebraska, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Arkansas, Louisiana, Kentucky, West Virginia, New York, New Jersey, and Vermont—fourteen states in all, and every major and minor river east of the Mississippi. In the aftermath, flaws in America’s natural disaster response system were exposed, much as they would be nearly a century later in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. People demanded change. Laws were passed, and dams were built. Teams of experts vowed to develop flood control techniques for the region and stop flooding for good. So far, those efforts have succeeded—it is estimated that in the Miami Valley alone, nearly two thousand floods have been prevented, and the same methods have been used as a model for flood control nationwide and around the world. This suspenseful historical tale of a dramatic yet little-remembered disaster “weaves tragic and heroic stories of people in the various affected states into an almost hour-by-hour account of the deadly storm” (Booklist).

Eco Culture

Author: Robert Bell
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 1498534775
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This book opens a conversation about the mediated relationship between culture and ecology. The terms ecology and culture are past separation. We are far removed from their prior historical binaric connection, and they coincide through a supplementary role to each other. Ecology and culture are unified.

Ancient Oceans Orogenic Uplifts and Glacial Ice

Author: Lee J. Florea
Publisher: Geological Society of America
ISBN: 0813700515
Format: PDF, Kindle
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"This volume includes compelling science and field trips in Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, and Ohio. Take a journey through the Heartland to sand dunes, outcrops, quarries, rivers, caves, and springs that connect Paleozoic stratigraphy with the assembly of Gondwana, continental glaciation with Quaternary geomorphology and hydrology, and landscape with the human environment"--

Introduction to Emergency Management Second Edition

Author: Brenda Phillips
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1315394685
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Emergency management university programs have experienced dramatic and exponential growth over the last twelve years. This new, fully updated edition introduces majors and minors to the field and provides content accessible to those students taking introductory emergency management courses. The book’s student-centered focus looks at the regional, state, and local level response, as well as some of the often misunderstood or overlooked social aspects of disasters. Real-world cases are described throughout including considerations of international emergency management and disasters alongside features from former students now working as professionals in the field of emergency management.

Lost Dayton Ohio

Author: Andrew Walsh
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1625859090
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Many of the places that helped make Dayton a center of innovation were lost to history, while others survived and adapted, representing the city's spirit of revitalization. Some of the city's distinctive and significant structures, such as Steele High School and the Callahan Building, were demolished, while others, including the Arcade and Center City Building, saw hard times but now await redevelopment. Entire neighborhoods, such as the Haymarket, and commercial districts, such as West Fifth Street, vanished and show no traces of their past. Others, including the popular Oregon District, narrowly escaped the wrecking ball. From the Wright Brothers Factory to the park that hosted the first NFL game, Andrew Walsh explores the diverse selection of retail, industrial, entertainment and residential sites from Dayton's disappearing legacy.

A Delusion of Satan

Author: Frances Hill
Publisher: Tantor eBooks
ISBN: 1618031147
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Geoff Williams is a freelance journalist who regularly writes for U.S. News & World Report and has written for numerous other publications, including CNNMoney.com, Life and Reuters. He is also the author of Washed Away: How the Great Flood of 1913, America's Most Widespread Natural Disaster, Terrorized a Nation and Changed It Forever. He lives with his two daughters in Loveland, Ohio.

Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit

Author: Yuval Noah Harari
Publisher: DVA
ISBN: 364110498X
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Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.

Die Pforte des Lichts

Author: Julián Sánchez
Publisher: Limes Verlag
ISBN: 3641055741
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Sie töten für ein Manuskript: Barcelona zwischen Mord und Mystik ... Die Ermordung seines Vaters bringt einen jungen Schriftsteller auf die Spur eines uralten Geheimnisses, das einst Christen und Juden im mittelalterlichen Barcelona verband ... Der Antiquitätenhändler Artur Aiguador wird ermordet, nachdem er eine Handschrift aus dem 15. Jahrhundert erworben hat. Darin berichtet ein Steinmetz, dass sich ein Smaragd in seinem Besitz befinde, in den der wahre Name Gottes eingraviert sei. Christen und Juden machten Jagd auf den Stein, ein Jahrtausende währender Geheimkrieg. Arturs Sohn Enrique lässt die Handschrift übersetzen, um den Mördern seines Vaters auf die Spur zu kommen. Mit jeder Seite erfährt er mehr über den Kathedralenbau, die Mystik der Kabbala und die vielen Geheimnisse der jüdischen Viertel Barcelonas im Mittelalter. Und die tödliche Jagd auf den »Stein Gottes« ist noch immer nicht vorüber ... Ein packender Thriller, der in die geheime Welt des mittelalterlichen Spaniens entführt – auf den Spuren der Kabbalisten.