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Title: Emergency Preparedness. Awareness and Survival
Publisher: Apogee Communication (2006)
Price: $29.99
ISBN: 0000000000
Call Number: DVD Instructional
Reading Level: Adult.
no pgs.
Notes: Learn how to obtain safe drinking water, what foods to store, and how to reduce the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning, dirty bombs, avian flu, and radiological dangers, plus what supplies to keep on hand, and more.

 
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Title: Fever 1793
Author: Anderson, Laurie Halse
ISBN: 0689838581
Reading Level: Teen.
Notes: In this novel, 16-year-old Mattie Cook lives through the Yellow Fever epidemic in Philadelphia, which killed 10 percent of the City’s population in three months.

 
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Title: The Great Influenza: the Epic Story of the Deadliest Plague in History
Author: Barry, John M.
ISBN: 0670894737
Reading Level: Adult.
Notes: Barry explores how a biological mutation was spread by World War I conditions, killing 50 million worldwide- 4,597 in Philadelphia in one week.

 
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Title: The Andromeda Strain
Author: Crichton, Michael
ISBN: 0394415256
Reading Level: Adult.
Notes: In this now classic science fiction tale, a space probe carrying a deadly pathogen falls to earth, and humans begin to literally drop dead.

 
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Title: Edge of Disaster: Rebuilding a Resilient Nation
Author: Flynn, Stephen
Publisher: Random House (2007)
Price: $25.95
ISBN: 9781400065516
Call Number: 363.3452 f679e
Reading Level: Adult.
240 pgs.
Notes: Flynn encourages us to plan ahead at a national level by bolstering infrastructure and health/ human servcies. Once disaster strikes, he discusses cultivating resilience. His introduction offers an interesting hypothetical situation set in Philadelphia.

 
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Title: When Every Moment Counts: What You Need to Know About Bioterrorism From the Senate's Only Doctor
Author: Frist, William H.
Publisher: Rowman and Littlefield Publishers (2002)
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 0742522458
Call Number: 613.6 F918w
Reading Level: Adult.
181 pgs.
Notes: The one must-read chapter in this easy to use guide is, "Safe at Home: a Family Survival Guide."

 
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Title: Flirting With Disaster: Why Accidents Are Rarely Accidental
Author: Gerstein, Marc
ISBN: 9781402753039
Reading Level: Adult.
Notes: Chernobyl, Katrina, Space Shuttle Columbia - these and other disasters were predicted, and could have been prevented. The author examines self-serving behavior in business and government, and gives practical lessons for avoiding disasters on a huge scale, and in your own life.

 
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Title: Pompeii, a Novel
Author: Harris, Robert
ISBN: 0679428895
Reading Level: Adult.
Notes: In A.D. 79, as Mount Vesuvius begins to spew ash and residents of Pompeii try to flee, young engineer Marcus Aurelius Primus fights intrigue and disaster to save the woman he loves.

 
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Title: Flu: The Story of the Great Influenza Pandemic of 1918
Author: Kolata, Gina Bari
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (1999)
Price: $25.00
ISBN: 0374157065
Call Number: 614.578 K83f
Reading Level: Adult.
330 pgs.
Notes: The gripping tale of the impact of the Influenza Pandemic of 1918, which affected one out of every four Americans.

 
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Title: Emergency Food Storage and Survival Handbook: Everything You Need to Know to Kee Your Family Safe in a Crisis
Author: Layton, Peggy Dianne
Publisher: Prima (2002)
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 0761563679
Call Number: 613.69 L455e
Reading Level: Adult.
286 pgs.