11 Riveting Books About Natural Disasters That Will Engross Readers

These gripping books detail the human cost of natural disasters across centuries.

Man looks over damage caused by 1906 San Francisco earthquake; books about natural disasters
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Buy Chicago's Great Fire at Amazon

Chicago's Great Fire

By Carl Smith

Buy Washed Away at Amazon

Washed Away

By Geoff Williams

Buy Great Storms of the Chesapeake at Amazon

Great Storms of the Chesapeake

By David Healey

Buy The Esperanza Fire at Amazon

The Esperanza Fire

By John N. Maclean

Buy The Day the World Ended at Amazon

The Day the World Ended

By Gordon Thomas and Max Morgan-Witts

Buy Upheaval in Charleston at Amazon

Upheaval in Charleston

By Susan Millar Williams and Stephen G. Hoffius

Buy 1906 San Francisco Earthquake at Amazon

1906 San Francisco Earthquake

By Richard Hansen and Gladys Hansen

Buy The Yellow House at Amazon

The Yellow House

By Sarah M. Broome

Buy Dark Tides at Amazon

Dark Tides

By Stephen Puleo

Buy Wave at Amazon


By Sonali Deraniyagala

Buy 1666 at Amazon


By Rebecca Rideal