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            The Climate Dispossessed: Justice for the Pacific in Aotearoa?
             

            The Climate Dispossessed: Justice for the Pacific in Aotearoa? (Paperback)

            By Crossen, Teall

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            The world is heating up beyond the capacity of some countries to cope. Entire populations of Pacific Islands are at risk, jeopardising the sovereign rights of these countries and the security of the region. This book explores what a just response to climate change displacement in... the Pacific could look like.
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            ISBN 9781988587233
            Published NZ 9 Mar 2020
            Publisher Bridget Williams Books
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series BWB Texts
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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 (Paperback)

            By Cohen-Hatton, Dr Sabrina

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            from scenes of devastation and crisis, through triumphs of bravery, to the quieter moments when she questions herself and the decisions made in the most unforgiving circumstances.

            ISBN 9781784163884
            Released NZ 20 Feb 2020
            Publisher Transworld Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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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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            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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            Coal and the Coast
              

            Coal and the Coast (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Maunder, Paul

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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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            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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            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
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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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            The Still-Burning Bush: updated edition
             

            The Still-Burning Bush: updated edition (EPUB ebook)

            By Pyne, Stephen

            Long a fire continent, Australia now finds itself at the leading edge of a fire epoch. Australia is one of the world's fire powers. It not only has regular bushfires, but in no other country has fire made such an impact on the national culture. Over the past two decades, bushfir...es have reasserted themselves as an environmental, social, and political presence. And now they dominate the national conversation. The Still-Burning Bush traces the ecological and social significance of the use of fire to shape the environment through Australian history, beginning with Aboriginal usage, and the subsequent passing of the firestick to rural colonists and then to foresters, to ecologists, and back to Indigenes. Each transfer kindled public debate not only over suitable fire practices but also about how Australians should live on the land. The 2009 Black Saturday bushfires and the 2019-2020 season have heightened the sense of urgency behind this discussion. In its original 2006 edition, The Still-Burning Bush concluded with the aftershocks of the 2003 bushfires. A new preface and epilogue updates the narrative, including the global changes that are affecting Australia. Especially pertinent is the concept of a Pyrocene - the idea that humanity's cumulative fire practices are fashioning the fire equivalent of an ice age.
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            ISBN 9781925938494
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            Language en
            Released NZ 7 Feb 2020
            Publisher Scribe Publications
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            New Zealand's Worst Disasters: True stories that rocked a nation
             

            New Zealand's Worst Disasters: True stories that rocked a nation (Paperback)

            By Hutchins, Graham; Young, Russell

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            The 30 stories in this book describe some of the most devastating accidents and tragedies in New Zealand history, some famous - the Wahine disaster, Erebus and Tangiwai - but many now forgotten. Fires, tornados, earthquakes, drownings, rail and air crashes all feature in these dr...amatic retellings, as well as the sometimes heroic acts of rescue.
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            ISBN 9781775592709
            Published NZ 1 Apr 2016
            Publisher Exisle Publishing
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