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The Modern Survival Manual: Surviving the Economic Collapse

The Modern Survival Manual: Surviving the Economic Collapse Lowest new price: $16.50
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Author: Fernando "Ferfal" Aguirre

The Modern Survival Manual is based on first hand experience of the 2001 Economic Collapse in Argentina. In it you will find a variety of subjects that the author considers essential if a person wants to be prepared for tougher times: -How to prepare your family, yourself, your home and your vehicle -How to prepare your finances so that you don't suffer what millions in my country went through -How to prepare your supplies for food shortages and power failures -How to correctly fight with a chair, gun, knife, pen or choke with your bare hands if required -Most important, how to reach a good awareness level so that you can avoid having to do all that These are just a few examples of what you will find in this book. It's about Attitude, and being a more capable person and get the politically correct wimp out of your system completely.

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Survival Mom: How to Prepare Your Family for Everyday Disasters and Worst-Case Scenarios

Survival Mom: How to Prepare Your Family for Everyday Disasters and Worst-Case Scenarios Lowest new price: $10.00
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Author: Lisa Bedford

From the creator of TheSurvivalMom.com comes this first-of-its-kind guidebook for all the “prepper” moms keen to increase their family's level of preparedness for emergencies and crises of all shapes and sizes. Publisher’s Weekly calls Lisa Bedford’s Survival Mom an “impressively comprehensive manual,” saying, “suburban mom Bedford helps readers learn about, prepare for, and respond to all manner of disasters. . . . From 'Instant Survival Tip' sidebars to a list of 'Lessons from the Great Depression'. . . Bedford's matter-of-fact yet supportive tone will keep the willies at bay.”

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Applied Crowd Science (500 Tips)

Lowest new price: $129.95
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Author: G Keith Still

Crowd safety is of paramount importance, and risk analysis is crucial to good planning and management of any large scale event or facility involving the presence or flow of large numbers of people.

This practical resource shows how crowd sciences can assist in planning, licensing and safe operation for events and places of public assembly, and gives a variety of case studies and examples from around the world using the core tools of DIM-ICE, RAMP analysis, risk and congestion mapping, and decision support analysis. It suits event planners and managers, public administrators, and urban and transportation designers as well as the police and emergency services.

Keith Still and Chris Kemp draw on their extensive experience of event safety planning and management, delivery of training courses to professionals and to MSc level students, and deliver a practical "how to guide" for the application of the crowd sciences.


Wave

Wave Lowest new price: $6.93
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Author: Sonali Deraniyagala
Brand: Vintage Books

One of The New York Timess 10 Best Books of the Year a Christian Science Monitor Best Nonfiction Book a Newsday Top 10 Books pick a People magazine Top 10 pick a Good Reads Best Book of the Year and a Kirkus Best Nonfiction Book A National Book Critics Circle Award finalist In 2004 at a beach resort on the coast of Sri Lanka Sonali Deraniyagala and her family-parents husband sons-were swept away by a tsunami Only Sonali survived to tell their tale This is her account of the nearly incomprehensible event and its aftermath

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Close to Shore: The Terrifying Shark Attacks of 1916

Close to Shore: The Terrifying Shark Attacks of 1916 Lowest new price: $3.50
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Author: Michael Capuzzo
Brand: Brand: Broadway Books

Close to Shore: The Terrifying Shark Attacks of 1916

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Atomic Accidents: A History of Nuclear Meltdowns and Disasters: From the Ozark Mountains to Fukushima

Atomic Accidents: A History of Nuclear Meltdowns and Disasters: From the Ozark Mountains to Fukushima Lowest new price: $11.23
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Author: James Mahaffey
Brand: Pegasus Books

A gripping narrative of nuclear mishaps and meltdowns around the globe, all of which have proven pivotal to the advancement of nuclear science.

From the moment radiation was discovered in the late nineteenth century, nuclear science has had a rich history of innovative scientific exploration and discovery, coupled with mistakes, accidents, and downright disasters.

Mahaffey, a long-time advocate of continued nuclear research and nuclear energy, looks at each incident in turn and analyzes what happened and why, often discovering where scientists went wrong when analyzing past meltdowns.

Every incident has lead to new facets in understanding about the mighty atom―and Mahaffey puts forth what the future should be for this final frontier of science that still holds so much promise.

16 pages of color and B&W images, charts and graphs throughout

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  • Pegasus Books

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The Doomsday Book of Medicine

The Doomsday Book of Medicine Lowest new price: $49.00
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Author: Ralph La Guardia M.D.

What are you and your family going to do after a collapse of society when there are no doctors and medications available, and the pharmacies and hospitals have been looted? You can prepare for every disaster scenario, but if you are not able to treat medical emergencies and injuries that arise, how long will you last? This book will teach you everything you need to know to keep you and your loved ones healthy. Dr. La Guardia has spent over thirty years researching ways to treat any and all medical conditions with non prescription, over the counter and everyday products, many of which will amaze you. This book is jam packed with useful information in an easy to read format, chock full of illustrations and overflowing with information that could very well save your life.

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Tools for Survival: What You Need to Survive When You’re on Your Own

Tools for Survival: What You Need to Survive When You’re on Your Own Lowest new price: $4.79
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Author: James Wesley Rawles
Brand: WaterBrook Press

Essential survival advice from the world’s preeminent expert in preparedness

In his earlier bestselling nonfiction book, How to Survive the End of the World as We Know It, James Wesley, Rawles, outlined the foundations for survivalist living.

Now, he details the tools needed to survive anything from a short-term disruption to a long-term, grid-down scenario. Rawles covers tools for every aspect of self sufficient living, including:

• Food Preservation and Cooking

• Welding and Blacksmithing

• Timber, Firewood, and Lumber

• Firefighting
Field-tested and comprehensive, Tools for Survival is certain to become a must-have reference for the burgeoning survivalist/prepper movement.


Praise for James Wesley, Rawles:

“An amazingly gifted author.”
—Brad Thor, #1 New York Times bestselling author
 
“Well-written and informative, and speaks with an honesty and bluntness often missing from the policy prognotications of the political elite.”
The New American

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  • Food Preservation and Cooking Tools
  • Gardening, Farming, and Ranching Tools
  • Sewing and Leatherworking Tools
  • Making your Own Tools
  • Electrical Tools and Electronics

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Run the Storm: A Savage Hurricane, a Brave Crew, and the Wreck of the SS El Faro

Run the Storm: A Savage Hurricane, a Brave Crew, and the Wreck of the SS El Faro Lowest new price: $21.04
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Author: George Michelsen Foy

“Here is the pitch-perfect pairing of subject and author, a gripping deconstruction of one of recent history’s most terrible and vexing sea tragedies…A meticulous forensic study that, in Foy’s able hands, rises to the level of literature.” —Hampton Sides

“Fans of The Perfect Storm and Into Thin Air will love this exquisitely written and dramatic book. George Foy has an action story that doesn’t quit.” —Doug Stanton

“Foy is an experienced mariner who clearly knows his stuff, which gives the reader confidence in his account, and allows us to get lost in an amazing story that builds to a wild finish.” —John U. Bacon

In the bestselling tradition of The Perfect Storm and The Finest Hours, a harrowing true account of the mysterious disappearance of the SS El Faro, a gigantic American cargo ship that sank in the Bermuda Triangle, taking with it thirty-three lives.

On October 1, 2015, the SS El Faro, a massive American cargo ship that made regular runs between Jacksonville, Florida and Puerto Rico, delivering everything from deodorant to new Chevrolets, disappeared in Hurricane Joaquin, a category 4 storm. The ship, its hundreds of shipping containers, and its entire crew plummeted to the bottom of the ocean, three miles down. The sinking was the greatest seagoing US merchant marine shipping disaster since World War II. The massive ship had a seasoned crew, state-of-the-art navigation equipment, and advance warning of the storm. It seemed incomprehensible that such a ship could sink so suddenly. How, in this day and age, could something like this happen?

The answer is that a ship as large as the El Faro doesn’t vanish for just one reason; it vanishes because many factors intersect—everything from hurricane-tracking algorithms to the decay of rubber gaskets on hatches to the arcane science of loading cargo containers to the psychology of a powerful ship’s captain. All of these factors and more came into play in the sinking of the El Faro.

Relying on Coast Guard inquest hearings as well as on numerous interviews, George Michelsen Foy has crafted a brilliant account that brings to life the final voyage of El Faro, a story that lasts only a few days but which grows almost intolerably suspenseful as deep-rooted flaws leading to the disaster inexorably link together and worsen. We see captain, engineers, and crew fight for their lives, and hear their actual words (as recorded on the ship’s black box) while the hurricane relentlessly tightens its noose around the ship. We watch, minute by minute, all that is happening on board—the ship’s mysterious tilt to one side, worried calls to the engine room, ship-to-shore reports, the courage of the men and women as they fight to survive, and the berserk ocean’s savage consumption of the massive hull. And through it all, the pain and ultimate resilience of the families of El Faro’s crew. Meticulous and absolutely thrilling, Run the Storm is a masterwork of stunning power.

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Emergency: This Book Will Save Your Life

Emergency: This Book Will Save Your Life Lowest new price: $7.00
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Author: Neil Strauss
Brand: Strauss, Neil

With the same sharp eye, quick with, and narrative drive that marked his bestsellers The Game, The Dirt, and How to Make Love Like a Porn Star, Neil Strauss takes us on a white-knuckled journey through America's heart of darkness as he scrambles to escape the system. It's one man's story of a dangerous world—and how to stay alive in it.

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