The Big Ones: How Natural Disasters Have Shaped Us (and What We Can Do About Them)
The Big Ones: How Natural Disasters Have Shaped
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 comeEarthquakes, 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 nat...
- ASIN: B07465FXBP
Sinopia All Natural Artisanal Milk Paint Lisbon Yellow (16oz.)
Sinopia All Natural Artisanal Milk Paint Lisbon Yellow
Sinopia Milk Paint is an All Natural Milk Paint based on the Casein Protein from Milk. Unlike other Casein/Milk Paints, Sinopia's Milk Paint is ready to use directly from the jar or bucket. No weighing, measuring, mixing and no surface limitations. Paint can be applied to all dry and clean surfaces, both indoors and outside. Sinopia Milk Paint can be thinned with water and cleans up with water. Never has a safe paint option been this easy to use! Ingredients: Water, Casein (Milk Protein), Salt, Flax Seed Oil, Saponified Olive Oil, Pine Resin, Beeswax, Chalk (Calcium Carbonate), and natural pigments.
- Color: Pale yellow earth
- Brand: Sinopia Milk Paint
- ASIN: B01CWM5P4E
150 mL Natural Lisbon Oblong High Density Plastic Bottle with 24 mm x 410 Thread Count (48 Bottles) (Caps Sold Separately)
Lisbon Map Coaster by O3 Design Studio, Set Of 4, Sapele Wooden Coaster With City Map, Handmade
Lisbon Map Coaster by O3 Design Studio, Set
Wooden coaster with city map We have been considering applying the map on practical products. Finally, we have made it through developing this solid wood coaster. Each coaster was developed in our workshop through a process of machine carving, manual polishing and burnishing, and painting. The whole process needs two weeks. The reason of choosing Sapele wood is that it is endowed with vintage feel. These coasters are a wonderful addition to any coffee table, kitchen or just about drink sized ledge going. A beautiful and bold addition to your coffee table, ideal for a home that loves a cuppa! These personalised map coasters in a simple yet striking design make for a perfect gift, and are equally suited as a housewarming, anniversary or birthday present.
- Color: Brown
- Brand: O3 Design Studio
- ASIN: B071S27XQ1
This Gulf of Fire: The Destruction of Lisbon, or Apocalypse in the Age of Science and Reason
This Gulf of Fire: The Destruction of Lisbon,
Winner of the Phi Alpha Theta Best Subsequent Book AwardFinalist: Los Angeles Times Book PrizeThe captivating and definitive account of the most consequential natural disaster of modern times.On All Saints’ Day 1755, tremors from an earthquake measuring perhaps 9.0 (or higher) on the moment magnitude scale swept furiously from their origin along the Atlantic seabed toward the Iberian and African coasts. Directly in their path was Lisbon, then one of the wealthiest cities in the world and the capital of a vast global empire. Within minutes, much of the city lay in ruins. But this was only the beginning. A half hour later, a giant tsunami unleashed by the quake smashed into Portugal’s coastline and barreled up the Tagus River, carrying countless thousands out to sea. By day’s end, the great wave chain would claim victims on four separate continents. To complete Lisbon’s destruction, a hellacious firestorm then engulfed the city’s shattered remains. Subjecting survivors to temperatures exceeding 1,832°F (1,000°C), it burned for several weeks, killing thousands and incinerating much of what the earthquake and tsunami had spared.Drawing on a wealth of new sources, the latest scientific research, and a sophisticated grasp of European history, Mark Molesky gives us the autho...
- ASIN: B00TCI48IG
Great Deal Furniture 296060 (Set of 2) Lisbon Outdoor Folding Chaise Lounge Chair, Natural Yellow
Great Deal Furniture 296060 (Set of 2) Lisbon
Our Lisbon folding chaise lounge chair provides you a wonderful spot to tan or lay down & enjoy a book or magazine. The Natural Yellow color works great with any outdoor patio or placed next to the pool.
- Color: Natural Yellow
- Brand: Great Deal Furniture
- ASIN: B014RKTHS4
- UPC: 637162661482
OPI Nail Lacquer, Bubble Bath
OPI Nail Lacquer, Bubble
Nail lacquer is the original nail polish formula that reinvented quality nail color, your top choice if you enjoy updating your manicure weekly. The perfect neutral, this light pink is the perfect way to pamper yourself. Light bubbly pink makes for a sweet and simple manicure. Made in the USA.
- Color: Bubble Bath
- Brand: OPI
- ASIN: B000NG889Q
- UPC: 787461751428
The Last Day: Wrath, Ruin, and Reason in the Great Lisbon Earthquake of 1755
The Last Day: Wrath, Ruin, and Reason in
The Lisbon Earthquake of 1755 was no run-of-the-mill misfortune-it was a watershed moment that shook the pillars of an inveterate social order and sent reverberations throughout the Western world. Earth, water, wind, and fire all conspired to produce a hellish catastrophe that lasted for a full five days and left Lisbon thoroughly annihilated. Nicholas Shrady's unique account of this first modern disaster and its aftereffects successfully articulates the outcome of the earthquake-the eighteenth-century equivalent of a mass media frenzy giving rise to a host of other fascinating developments, such as disaster preparedness, landmark social reform, urban planning, and the birth of seismology.
- ASIN: B0017T0DK0
I Don't Want to Eat Bugs (Lisbon's Misadventures Book 1)
I Don't Want to Eat Bugs (Lisbon's Misadventures
Bugs are for the birds!Lisbon is hungry and it’s hard to wait for dinner. When her animal friends try to help her find something tasty to eat, the real the problems begin! Join Lisbon on her funny misadventures.Each beautiful illustration is designed to inspire the imaginations of children. An activity page at the end of the book allows for more fun as they search for special items in the illustrations.This version of I Don’t Want to Eat Bugs has been designed specifically for ebook with a fixed layout and larger text for easy reading. While this is a great read-aloud book for parents, teachers, and other adults to share with children, we have chosen fonts that are similar to the way children form letters for easy recognition as they begin to read on their own. The print book is also available in 8.5” x 11” format.Author’s Note:I Don’t Want to Eat Bugs was written for my daughter, who was two when I wrote this story and didn’t like salad, but now she’s four and a half and loves it—if I give her plenty of salad dressing! (But don’t worry—this isn’t a book about eating salad.) Of course birds, cats, and dogs have a very different idea of what's good to eat, but through this fun adventure, Lisbon learns there is also food meant just for her—and it's good, ...
- ASIN: B01DWUR8WC