Disasters

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Lost Feast

Culinary Extinction and the Future of Food

When we humans love foods, we love them a lot. In fact, we have often eaten them into extinction, whether it is the megafauna of the Paleolithic world or the passenger pigeon of the last century. … 308 View
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On Borrowed Time

North America's Next Big Quake

Mention the word earthquake and most people think of California. But while the Golden State shakes on a regular basis, Washington State, Oregon, and British Columbia are located in a … 248 View
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Rebuilding Halifax

A History of the Halifax Relief Commission

Using the perspectives of law, politics, public policy and intergovernmental relations, historian Barry Cahill describes the complex activities of an almost-unaccountable agency that took the … 226 View

The Lac-Mégantic Rail Disaster

Public Betrayal, Justice Denied

This book explores the circumstances leading up to the 2013 Lac-Mégantic rail disaster, describes the events themselves, and recounts the aftermath including the outcome of criminal trials … 216 View

Titanic Remembered

The Unsinkable Ship and Halifax

The sinking of the ocean-liner Titanic in April of 1912 captured the attention of the world; as the nearest large port to the site of the disaster, Halifax became the focus of the world’s … 72 View
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Introduction

From: The Lac-Mégantic Rail Disaster

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Overview of the town of Lac-Mégantic, its relation to railroads, and the rail disaster of 2013, placed within the context of government deregulation of key industries like transportation and … 6 $0.60 Add
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Introduction

From: Rebuilding Halifax

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The introduction provides a brief overview of the history of the Halifax Relief Commission and it’s activities over the course of its six-decade existence. 12 $1.20 Add
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Christchurch and what it means for North America

From: On Borrowed Time

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An examination of the destruction and tragedy of the Christchurch, New Zealand earthquake, as well as its implications for metropolitan cities in North America. 14 $1.40 Add
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Silphium

From: Lost Feast

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This chapter follows Newman’s time in Iceland tasting Icelandic butter and her reflections on culinary extinction and how the Iceland’s unique dairy products could soon become lost. 17 $1.70 Add
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Chapter One

Unearthing the risk in Cascadia

From: On Borrowed Time

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This chapter examines officials’ attempts to downplay or dismiss the risk of earthquakes since the discovery of the North American Pacific West Coast. Pieces together the events of the … 20 $2.00 Add
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Gods and Monsters

From: Lost Feast

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In this chapter Newman explores the history of major animal extinction through the work of Charles Darwin and other naturalists, through using the decline of the dodo bird throughout. 22 $2.20 Add
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Halifax Relief

From Citizen’s Committee to Government Commission (1917-1918)

From: Rebuilding Halifax

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Chapter 1 Discusses the immediate aftermath of the explosion of the Mont Blanc in Halifax harbour. The chapter describes how, within hours of the catastrophe, local government and business … 29 $2.90 Add
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The Liberators

From: The Lac-Mégantic Rail Disaster

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Introduces the concept of neoliberalism and its prioritization of deregulation and privatization. Analyzes the process of privatization and deregulation in the Canadian rail industry. Introduces … 10 $1.00 Add
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Across the Seas of Grass

From: Lost Feast

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In this chapter Newman reflects on her travels to the Yukon to explore northern cuisine during which she reflects on the local bison, their preservation, and the history of the decline of … 17 $1.70 Add
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At Sea

From: Titanic Remembered

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Looks at the Journey of the Titanic on the Sea, looks at specific experiences by passengers, the dangerous of icebergs, analyzes the disaster of the sinking, the responses from the white star … 11 $1.10 Add
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Chapter Two

Responding to the risk

From: On Borrowed Time

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Details the evolution of seismographic and earthquake preparedness testing, as well as the work that has been done in various municipalities. 16 $1.60 Add