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            Resilience and Opportunity: Lessons from the U.S. Gulf Coast after Katrina and Rita
             

            Resilience and Opportunity: Lessons from the U.S. Gulf Coast after Katrina and Rita (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            Edited by Liu, Amy; Anglin, Roland V.; Mizelle, Richard M., Jr.; Plyer, Allison

            • RRP: $86.99
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            • Internationally sourced

            Resilience and Opportunity examines the important ingredients in post-disaster recovery, with an eye toward how to rebuild communities that are more resilient and prosperous in the face of multiple disasters.

            ISBN 9780815721499
            Released NZ 1 May 2011
            Publisher Brookings Institution
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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            Assuring and Enduring: Fifty Years of Civic Assurance : Tested by Time and Disaster
              

            Assuring and Enduring: Fifty Years of Civic Assurance : Tested by Time and Disaster (Hardback)

            Edited by Sole, Tim

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            Assuring and Enduring tells of Civic Assurance's steady development as New Zealand's local government insurer of recourse and a financial services provider - interspersed with sections that describe the challenges local government faces through earthquakes, tsunamis, floods and v...olcanoes.
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            ISBN 9781877514210
            Published NZ 20 Oct 2011
            Publisher Oratia Media
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            Awesome Forces: The Natural Hazards that Threaten New Zealand
             

            Awesome Forces: The Natural Hazards that Threaten New Zealand (Paperback, Revised edition)

            Edited by Hicks, Geoffrey R. F.; Campbell, Hamish

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            Massively revised and updated in 2012, this all-new edition of our bestselling introduction to New Zealand's natural hazards and disasters is now more relevant than ever. Informative, instructive and very generously illustrated - and written by some of New Zealand's leading scien...tists - this massively revised and updated edition of our bestselling title contains all-new sections on climate change and the social and emotional impact of disasters, making it more relevant than ever.
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            ISBN 9781877385872
            Published NZ 19 Oct 2012
            Publisher Te Papa Press
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Quake Year
              

            Quake Year (Paperback)

            By Farrell, Fiona; Other Nicholas, Juliet

            • RRP: $19.99
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            It was interesting what people in the checkout line were buying: it was all comfort food. The man in front of me had eggs, bacon, cigarettes, beer. And here we were buying pink buns. No one was buying sensible emergency rations like baked beans..." "It was just the most wonderful... feeling. A sense of hope, like a weed growing out of a crack. Just sitting in the sun listening to beautiful classical music amidst all the devastation..." Everyone in Christchurch has their own story of the quakes. There are heroic and brave stories related to the events themselves, and also longer narratives of endurance over 18 months of aftershocks. No one will ever forget this year. In The Quake Year acclaimed author Fiona Farrell interviews people trying to live ordinary lives in extraordinary times. Their stories are moving, poignant, revealing and healing. This unique book takes the reader beyond the physical damage straight into the hearts of survivors, in stories that will touch a chord with every reader. Fiona's text is enhanced by beautiful photographs by acclaimed photographer Juliet Nicholas.
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            ISBN 9781927145296
            Published NZ 9 May 2012
            Publisher Canterbury University Press
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            Coal and the Coast
              

            Coal and the Coast (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Maunder, Paul

            • RRP: $25.00
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            "The bodies of 29 men are still entombed in the collapsed Pike River mine, more than a year after the tragic explosion and fire of 19 November 2010. What do their deaths mean for workplace health and safety? Is there a future for coalmining in this era of climate change? How has ...the Coast changed from the centre of radicalism it represented in the early 20th century? What is the way forward for a region that has felt betrayed by a succession of political decisions and developments over several decades? Playwright and film director Paul Maunder lives in Blackball, and was one of the first emergency respondents to Pike River, within minutes of the first explosion. He kept a diary, and has since been talking to locals and reflecting on the big issues at stake."--Back cover.
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            ISBN 9781927145265
            Published NZ 1 Feb 2012
            Publisher Canterbury University Press
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            Old Bucky & Me: Dispatches from the Christchurch Earthquake
              

            Old Bucky & Me: Dispatches from the Christchurch Earthquake (Paperback)

            By Bowron, Jane

            On February 22, 2011, journalist Jane Bowron had been living back in her hometown of Christchurch for three years when the city was struck by a magnitude 6.3 earthquake - just five months after a 7.1 earthquake. The first quake had caused damage but no fatalities. This time it wa...s the ultimate horror story. Countless city buildings crashed to the ground and many people were killed. Others were trapped in rubble and raging fires. Whole suburbs were decimated as houses collapsed, hillsides fell away, and the ground liquefied into oceans of silt. As the historic city lay in ruins Bowron managed to find a phone, call her newspaper, and deliver a moving human account of the scene around her. For the next three months, she continued to send regular dispatches of everyday life being lived in the most extraordinary of circumstances as she and everyone else in Christchurch struggled to cope with grief, loss and the new reality. Brilliantly written and suffused with unexpected humour, Bowron's stories have become a modern classic - a rare and priceless account of how human beings can survive and overcome even the most terrible of tragedies in the most ordinary of ways.
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            ISBN 9781877551307
            Published NZ 31 Oct 2011
            Publisher Awa Press
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            Tragedy At Pike River Mine: How And Why 29 Men Died
             

            Tragedy At Pike River Mine: How And Why 29 Men Died (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By MacFie, Rebecca

            • RRP: $40.00
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            On a sunny afternoon in November 2010, in the beautiful Paparoa Range of the South Island of New Zealand, a massive explosion rocked an underground coal mine. Later that day two ashen men stumbled from the entrance. Twenty-nine men remained unaccounted for.

            ISBN 9781877551901
            Published NZ 11 Nov 2013
            Publisher Awa Press
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            Chernobyl: History of a Tragedy

            Chernobyl: History of a Tragedy (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Plokhy, Serhii

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            On 26 April 1986 at 1.23am a reactor at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Soviet Ukraine exploded. While the authorities scrambled to understand what was occurring, workers, engineers, firefighters and those living in the area were abandoned to their fate. The blast put the wo...rld on the brink of nuclear annihilation, contaminating over half of Europe with radioactive fallout. In Chernobyl, award-winning historian Serhii Plokhy draws on recently opened archives to recreate these events in all their drama, telling the stories of the scientists, workers, soldiers, and policemen who found themselves caught in a nuclear nightmare. While the immediate cause of the accident was a turbine test gone wrong, he shows how its deeper roots lay in the nature of the Soviet political system and the ingrained flaws of its nuclear industry. A little more than five years later, the Soviet Union would fall apart, destroyed from within by its unsustainable ideology and the dysfunctional systems laid bare in the wake of the disaster. A moment by moment account of the heroes, perpetrators and victims of a tragedy, Chernobyl is the first full account of a gripping, unforgettable Cold War story.
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            ISBN 9780241367605
            Released NZ 20 Aug 2018
            Publisher Penguin
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            Chernobyl: History of a Tragedy

            Chernobyl: History of a Tragedy (Paperback)

            By Plokhy, Serhii

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            On the morning of 26 April 1986 Europe witnessed the worst nuclear disaster in history: the explosion of a reactor at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Soviet Ukraine. The outburst put the world on the brink of nuclear annihilation. In the end, less than five percent of the re...actor's fuel escaped, but that was enough to contaminate over half of Europe with radioactive fallout. In Chernobyl, Serhii Plokhy recreates these events in all of their drama, telling the stories of the firefighters, scientists, engineers, workers, soldiers, and policemen who found themselves caught in a nuclear Armageddon and succeeded in doing the seemingly impossible: extinguishing the nuclear inferno and putting the reactor to sleep. While it is clear that the immediate cause of the accident was a turbine test gone wrong, Plokhy shows how the deeper roots of Chernobyl lay in the nature of the Soviet political system and the flaws of its nuclear industry. A little more than five years later, the Soviet Union would fall apart, destroyed from within by its unsustainable communist ideology and the dysfunctional managerial and economic systems laid bare in the wake of the disaster. A poignant, fast paced account of the drama of heroes, perpetrators, and victims, Chernobyl is the definitive history of the world's worst nuclear disaster.
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            ISBN 9780141988351
            Released NZ 7 May 2019
            Publisher Penguin
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            The Heat of the Moment: Life and Death Decision-Making From a Firefighter

            The Heat of the Moment: Life and Death Decision-Making From a Firefighter (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Cohen-Hatton, Dr Sabrina

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            She has managed emergencies that have shocked us and moved us, and made decisions that seem impossible. from scenes of devastation and crisis, through triumphs of bravery, to the quieter moments when these assumed heroes question themselves, their choices, and decisions made in t...he most unforgiving circumstances.
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            ISBN 9780857525772
            Released NZ 18 Apr 2019
            Publisher Transworld Publishers
            Interest Age 16+ years
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