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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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Chicago's Great Fire

Chicago's Great Fire

By Carl Smith

Washed Away

Washed Away

By Geoff Williams

Great Storms of the Chesapeake

Great Storms of the Chesapeake

By David Healey

The Esperanza Fire

The Esperanza Fire

By John N. Maclean

The Day the World Ended

The Day the World Ended

By Gordon Thomas and Max Morgan-Witts

Upheaval in Charleston

Upheaval in Charleston

By Susan Millar Williams and Stephen G. Hoffius

1906 San Francisco Earthquake

1906 San Francisco Earthquake

By Richard Hansen and Gladys Hansen

nonfiction books about natural disasters

The Yellow House

By Sarah M. Broome

nonfiction books about natural disasters

Dark Tides

By Stephen Puleo

nonfiction books about natural disasters

Wave

By Sonali Deraniyagala

nonfiction books about natural disasters

1666

By Rebecca Rideal