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Tropical Storm Agnes!

By: N/A

Price: $9.00

Publisher: United States Army Corps of Engineers: 1972

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2005575

Condition: Near Fine


First printing. 1972 Large Softcover. Unpaginated. Oblong. Stapled binding. An account of Tropical Storm Agnes in 1972, with color and black & white photographs throughout. View more info

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Every Man for Himself: A Novel [of the Titanic Disaster]

By: Bainbridge, Beryl

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Carroll & Graf Publishers, Inc.: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1849788

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. 1996 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 224 pp. Bainbridge, whose The Birthday Boys was an unforgettable rendition of Scott's fatal Antarctic expedition, has turned to another Edwardian tragedy for her new novel: the sinking of the Titanic. As Bainbridge admirers might expect, it is not the kind of version that would make a spectacular movie; rather, it is a meticulously observed account that almost offhandedly convinces the reader t... View more info

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The Discovery of the Titanic

By: Ballard, Robert D.; Archbold, Rick; Lord, Walter

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Warner / Madison Press: 1987

Edition: 4th Printing

Seller ID: 2265854

ISBN: 0446513857

Condition: Very Good


Fourth printing. Front jacket flap price-clipped. Ink note on half-title page. 1987 Large Hardcover. 230 pp. On September 1, 1985 Ballard and a joint French/American expedition found the legendary ship. This is a firsthand account of Ballard's twelve year quest to find the Titanic. View more info

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Great Train Disasters

By: Eastlake, Keith

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Motorbooks International: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2265864

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A very nice copy. 1997 Large Hardcover. 96 pp. Despite the engineering ingenuity that has gone into making trains safe, rail disasters have occurred since the early days of steam locomotion. Great Train Disasters is a fascinating account of horror and heroism on the world's railroads. First-rate illustrations of the aftermath of these catastrophic accidents, a text written by a railroad enthusiast, and details and photographs of more than 50 rail disasters... View more info

Image for Report to Hon. Harold W. Baker, City Manager of a Study of Flood Conditions in the Genesee River, Having Specific Relation to a Civic Center, also to the General Subject of Flood Protection for the City of Rochester, together with a Digest of Former Reports -- Also a Reference to the Large Floods of 1935, 1936 and 1937 in the Eastern Part of the United States, 1925-1937 [with] 1865 Rochester Flood Carte-de-Visite

Report to Hon. Harold W. Baker, City Manager of a Study of Flood Conditions in the Genesee River, Having Specific Relation to a Civic Center, also to the General Subject of Flood Protection for the City of Rochester, together with a Digest of Former Reports -- Also a Reference to the Large Floods of 1935, 1936 and 1937 in the Eastern Part of the United States, 1925-1937 [with] 1865 Rochester Flood Carte-de-Visite

By: Fisher, Edwin A.; Covas, Perfecto A.; Freeman, John R.

Price: $200.00

Publisher: Henderson-Mosher, Inc.: 1937

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2205234

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Presentation copy - bookplate signed by author affixed to front endpaper. 1865 CDV photograph taken in Rochester during the Genesee River flood laid in. Spine lightly soiled, edges of a few pages faintly foxed. 1937 Hard Cover. xix, 251 pp. 8vo. Numerous fold-out figures, tables, and plates (120 total) throughout text. A report presented to the Rochester, New York's city management regarding the history of flooding in the Genesee River area, with recommend... View more info

Image for History of the Johnstown Flood, Including All the Fearful Record; The Breaking of the South Fork Dam; The Sweeping Out of the Conemaugh Valley; The Overthrow of Johnstown; The Massing of the Wreck at the Railroad Bridge; Escapes, Rescues, Searches for Survivors and the Dead; Relief Organizations, Stupendous Charities, Etc., Etc.

History of the Johnstown Flood, Including All the Fearful Record; The Breaking of the South Fork Dam; The Sweeping Out of the Conemaugh Valley; The Overthrow of Johnstown; The Massing of the Wreck at the Railroad Bridge; Escapes, Rescues, Searches for Survivors and the Dead; Relief Organizations, Stupendous Charities, Etc., Etc.

By: Johnson, Willis Fletcher

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Edgewood Publishing Co.: 1889

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2204811

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Boards lightly rubbed, front free endpaper removed, ink name on front paste-down endpaper. 1889 Hard Cover. 459 pp. 8vo. 7 5/8 x 5 1/2. Numerous photographs. Including: all the fearful record; the breaking of the South Fork Dam; the sweeping out of the Conemaugh Valley; the overthrow of Johnstown; the massing of the wreck at the railroad bridge; escapes, rescues, searches for survivors and the dead; relief organizations; stupendous charities, etc, etc. The... View more info

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Dive Ontario Two! More Ontario Shipwreck Stories, Illustrated with Photographs, Maps, and Drawings

By: Kohl, Cris

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Cris Kohl / Chamberlain-Mercury Press: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2135025

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. Lightly rubbed, sticker on front jacket flap.Very Good. 1994 Hard Cover. vii, 312 pp. 8vo. From the jacket: 'Ontario's maritime history includes hundreds of shipwreck stories, some relatively commonplace, many tensely dramatic... these true shipwreck stories, over 130 in all, with settings ranging from the St. Lawrence River to the wilds of Lake Superior, and from the year 1679 to 1975, [detail] events wh... View more info

Image for Sinking of the Titanic and Great Sea Disasters: A Detailed and Accurate Account of the Most Awful Marine Disaster in History, Constructed from the Real Facts as Obtained from Those on Board Who Survived, Including Records of Previous Great Disasters of the Sea, Descriptions of the Development of Safety and Life-Saving Appliances, a Plain Statement of the Causes of Such Catastrophes and How to Avoid Them, the Marvelous Development of Shipbuilding, etc.

Sinking of the Titanic and Great Sea Disasters: A Detailed and Accurate Account of the Most Awful Marine Disaster in History, Constructed from the Real Facts as Obtained from Those on Board Who Survived, Including Records of Previous Great Disasters of the Sea, Descriptions of the Development of Safety and Life-Saving Appliances, a Plain Statement of the Causes of Such Catastrophes and How to Avoid Them, the Marvelous Development of Shipbuilding, etc.

By: Marshall, Logan; Van Dyke, Henry

Price: $250.00

Publisher: L.T. Myers: 1912

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2276370

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Boards lightly foxed, ink name on front endpaper. 1912 Hard Cover. 350 pp. 4to. Original yellow cloth, photographic plate of Titanic mounted on front board. An account of the Titanic disaster, published the year it occurred. Notable for inclusion of first-hand accounts obtained during interviews with survivors. Illustrated with photographs and drawings, include 32 plates. View more info

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Violent Forces of Nature

By: Maybury, Robert H.

Price: $3.50

Publisher: Lomond Publications, Inc.: 1986

Seller ID: 1521476

Condition: Very Good


No jacket. Lightly rubbed. 1986 Hard Cover. 377 pp. CONTENTS: Publisher's Note; Preface; Introduction; Part I: Earthquakes and Subsidence; Part II: Mountain Hazards; Part III: Water Hazards; Part IV: Hazards of Climate; Part V: Preparedness and Rescue; Appendix. View more info

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The Johnstown Flood [The Incredible Story Behind One of the Most Devastating 'Natural' Disasters American Has Ever Known]

By: McCullough, David

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Simon & Schuster, Inc.: 1968

Edition: 3rd Printing

Seller ID: 2264598

Condition: Very Good


3rd printing. Very good book in fair jacket. Large chip from front jacket corner. Jacket now protected under fresh mylar. Owner sticker on front endpaper. 1968 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 302 pp. 8vo. Includes section of black & white photographs, maps on endpapers. David McCullough is known to millions as the author of the critically acclaimed, best-selling books The Great Bridge, The Path Between the Seas, and Mornings on Horseback, and as... View more info

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Morris's Story of the Great Earthquake of 1908 and other Historic Disasters, Embracing Two Books in One Volume

By: Morris, Charles

Price: $9.00

Publisher: E.M. Scull: 1909

Seller ID: 1863146

Condition: Good


Hinges starting. 1909 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 448 pp. Green decorative boards, with full color painting mounted on front board. Book I contains a complete and accurate account of the great Italian and Sicilian earthquake and tidal wave of 1908...Book II includes a graphic story of all great earthquakes and volcanic eruptions in the world's history, together with scientific explanations of their causes. Includes nearly 100 illustrations m... View more info

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Pictorial Story of the Flood: Southern Tier - New York State - July 1935

By: Rochester Kiwanis Club

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Kiwanis Club of Rochester: 1935

Seller ID: 2132935

Condition: Very Good


1 inch tear to spine base. 1935 Stapled Binding. 16 pp. Printed wrappers. Stapled binding. A brief pictorial account of the flood of July 7, 1935, which affected the Southern Tier region of New York State and caused over 40 deaths and hundreds of millions of dollars in property damage. Rather scarce - only 5 copies located in OCLC. View more info

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Great Floods of Pennsylvania: A Two-Century History

By: Shank, William H.

Price: $4.00

Publisher: American Canal and Transportation Center: 1972

Edition: 4th Printing

Seller ID: 2007186

Condition: Near Fine


1974 second edition. Spine faded. 1972 Stapled Binding. 90 pp. Photographic wrappers, stapled binding. Two tone photographs throughout text. A profusely illustrated two hundred year history of flooding in Pennsylvania, with chapters on forecasting, flood control, and future plans. An entire chapter is also dedicated to the devastating Johnstown Flood of 1908. View more info

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A Crack in the Edge of the World: America and the Great California Earthquake of 1906

By: Winchester, Simon

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Harper Collins: 2005

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 2263433

ISBN: 0739468359

Condition: Near Fine


Book club paperback edition. 2005 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. xiv, 462 pp. Unleashed by ancient geologic forces, a magnitude 8.25 earthquake rocked San Francisco in the early hours of April 18, 1906. Less than a minute later, the city lay in ruins. Bestselling author Simon Winchester brings his inimitable storytelling abilities to this extraordinary event, exploring the legendary earthquake and fires that spread horror across San Franci... View more info