Forces of Nature
Featured Collection February 2011
When, where, why and how do natural disasters occur? Explore Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, where learning about hurricanes, blizzards, tsunamis and tornadoes is a breeze!
Volcanoes are hot stuff.
They were even hot stuff for the Romans.
Check out our DVDs on some sizzlers like Krakatoa and Mount St. Helens.
For many readers, the appeal of a good adventure story comes from feeling cozy and warm while cheering on characters who face astonishing adversity. Whether it's a clever dog who senses danger or the resilient child who finds a way to survive and thrive after Hurricane Katrina devastates her home, the heroes of these stories offer much to admire while making us extra thankful for our comfort and safety.
What happens when the earth quakes, a storm of epic proportion hits, or when ocean waves crash out of control? What would happen if the moon got thrown off it's orbit? Pick up one of these reads to find out!
Discover new mysteries and thrillers wherein natural disasters form the backdrop for murder!
Eventhough Pittsburgh is not known for its earthquakes, one cannot say that they will never occur here. Look at what happened to New Madrid, Missouri in 1811 and to Charleston, South Carolina in 1886.
Hurricane season in the Atlantic begins June 1st and ends November 30th so February is a great time to visit the Eastern Shore (or the Caribbean) and not have to worry about hurricanes!
Tornadoes, fires, floods, volcanoes. Whether attributed to the wrath of God or global warming, such events have wreaked havoc from prehistoric times to the 21st Century. Learn more about historic disasters in these nonfiction books.