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Image for A Crack In The Edge Of The World America and the Great California Earthquake of 1906

A Crack In The Edge Of The World America and the Great California Earthquake of 1906

By: Winchester, Simon

Price: $18.20

Publisher: Harpercollins, 2005

Edition: 1st Edition


Map endpapers; dust jacket was folded such that when unfolded, it becomes a poster. One closed tear at top of bottom fold of DJ. Crinkle and closed tear to 2nd fold on rear DJ panel. ; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 462 pages; 26448 View more info

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A Guide To Sunken Ships In American Waters

By: Lonsdale, LCDR Adrian L. , and H. R. Kaplan

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Arlington, VA, Compass Publications, 1964

Edition: 1st Edition


Over 1100 shipwrecks listed. Charts and maps. Previous owner's name and cataloging label neatly taped to spine of DJ. ; B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 189 pages; 24490 View more info

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Abandon Ship! The Saga Of The U.S.S. Indianopolis, The Navy's Greatest Sea Disaster

By: Newcomb, Richard F. & Peter Maas

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Harpercollins, 2001

Edition: 2nd Edition; 3rd Printing


This second edition (by Peter Maas) reveals facts previously unavailable to the original author Richard Newcomb, but uses Mr. Newcombs original book to tell us the story of the first book to describe, in vivid detail, the unspeakable ordeal the survivors of the "Indianapolis" endured, and the scrutinazation of the role of the U. S. Navy in the saga, as well as the forty-year crusade to restore Captain McVay's good name. A list of the survivors and an index also p... View more info

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Cauldron Of Hell: Tunguska

By: Stoneley, Jack (Scientific editor: A. T. Lawton, F. R. A. S.)

Price: $30.00

Publisher: NY, Simon & Schuster, 1977

Edition: 1st Edition


Drawing on eyewitness accounts and scientific theories, here is the gripping story of the 1908 Siberian explosion--still, 70 years later, one of the great unsolved mysteries of our time. Edgewear; newspaper clippings scotch-taped to endpapers ; B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 216 pages; 24109 View more info

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Darkest Hours A Narrative Encyclopedia of Worldwide Disasters from Ancient Times to the Present

By: Nash, Jay Robert

Price: $45.50

Publisher: Chicago, Nelson-Hall Company, 1976


Oversize, heavy book may require additional postage. ; Small 4to - 9" to 11" tall; 812 pages; 20842 View more info

Exploring The Lusitania Probing the Mysteries of the Sinking That Changed History

By: Ballard, Robert D. & Spencer Dunmore

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Warner Books Inc, 1995

Edition: 1st Edition


The author of the best-selling "The Discovery of the Titanic" explores the controversies surrounding the sinking of the cruise ship in 1915, in a large-format gift book featuring more than three hundred photographs and illustrations. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 227 pages; 24058 View more info

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Fire, Flash, And Fury The Greatest Explosions of History

By: Benson, Ragnar

Price: $11.00

Publisher: Boulder, CO, Paladin Press, 1990


Have you ever heard about a major catastrophe on the radio or the evening news and imagined being there to witness (and, of course, survive) the incident firsthand? ; B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 176 pages; 24614 View more info

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Fourteen Minutes The Last Voyage of the Empress of Ireland

By: Croall, James

Price: $30.00

Publisher: NY, Stein and Day, 1979

Edition: 1st Edition


The greatest loss of passengers at sea did not occur on the Titanic or the Lusitania. It happened in North America on the St. Lawrence River. Previous owner's cataloging label neatly scotch taped to spine. Small tear at head of DJ spine. ; B&W Photographs; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 237 pages; 24182 View more info

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Great Exploration Hoaxes

By: Roberts, David

Price: $13.00

Publisher: Sierra Club, 1982

Edition: 1st Edition


Spanning 450 Years of Exploration History, from Cabot to Crowhurst, the Stories of Ten Men Who Pursued Glory At Any Cost--Even the Truth. DJ moderately torn and chipped. ; Small 4to - 9" to 11" tall; 182 pages; 20088V-. View more info

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Harvest Of Rage Why Oklahoma City is Only the Beginning

By: Dyer, Joel

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Westview Press, 1997

Edition: 1st Edition


Bookplate. Written before 9-11.; Small 4to - 9" to 11" tall; 292 pages; 17481 View more info

Image for It Happened Last Year! Earth Events - 1973 A Report on the Planet for 1973 from the Smithsonian Institution's Center for Short-Lived Phenomena

It Happened Last Year! Earth Events - 1973 A Report on the Planet for 1973 from the Smithsonian Institution's Center for Short-Lived Phenomena

By: Cornell, James (Ed. )

Price: $12.00

Publisher: MacMillan, 1974

Edition: 1st Edition


In its ongoing yearly report, the Smithsonian Center for short-lived phenomena alerts the world. It is science news that is fantastic, but true--impressive, fascinating, and sometimes chilling like: dutch duck plague kills 20,000 mallards in South Dakota; rare "pulsating" glacier in USSR surges forward periodically, then beats a quick retreat; over 13,000 earthquakes recorded in the Red Sea during a two-week period. The year of 2017 will be more interesting! ! ! ... View more info

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Killer Weather

By: Smith, Jr. , Howard

Price: $9.50

Publisher: NY, Dodd, Mead, 1982

Edition: 1st Edition


Very minor wear to DJ. ; B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 224 pages; 24615 View more info

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Krakatoa

By: Furneaux, Rupert

Price: $13.00

Publisher: Prentice Hall, 1964

Edition: 1st Edition


Covers the King Size volcano eruption in 1883--considered the most dangerous volcano on the face of the earth. The energy released is estimated to have been one million times greater than an H-Bomb. It was one of the deadliest and most destructive volcanic events in recorded history, with at least 36,000 deaths being attributed to the eruption itself and the tsunamis it created. Significant additional effects were also felt around the world. If Krakatoa had exploded in N... View more info

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Miracles And Mysteries: The Halifax Explosion December 6, 1917

By: Monnon, Mary Ann

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Hantsport, Nova Scotia, Lancelot Press, 1989

Edition: 8th Printing


23 pictures. The Halifax Explosion occurred on Thursday, December 6, 1917, when the city of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, was devastated by the detonation of the SS Mont-Blanc, a French cargo ship that was fully loaded with wartime explosives. The Mont-Blanc detonated after colliding with the Norwegian SS Imo in a part of Halifax Harbour called "The Narrows". About 2,000 people were killed by debris, fires, and collapsed buildings, and it is estimated that over 9... View more info

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Ship Ablaze The Tragedy of the Steamboat General Slocum

By: O'Donnell, Edward T.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Broadway Books, 2003

Edition: 1st Edition


On a beautiful spring morning in June 1904, 1300 New Yorkers boarded the steamer for a pleasant daylong excursion, but in thirty minutes, disaster would strike and more than one thousand would perish...; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 332 pages; 24133 View more info