The Natural Hazards Center New Reads series features recent books, edited volumes, and monographs written by members of our hazards and disaster community. Below you will find the citation information, as well as a brief description of hot-off-the-press publications!
Danielle Arigoni. 2023. Climate Resilience for an Aging Nation. Washington, D.C.: Island Press.
Adam Aron. 2023. The Climate Crisis. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.
Jake Bittle. 2023. The Great Displacement: Climate Change and the Next American Migration. New York, NY: Simon & Schuster.
Louise K. Comfort and Harkunti P. Rahayu (eds). 2023. Hazardous Seas: A Sociotechnical Framework for Early Tsunami Detection and Warning. Washington, D.C.: Island Press.
Maggie Favretti. 2023. Learning in the Age of Climate Disasters: Teacher and Student Empowerment Beyond Futurephobia. New York, NY: Routledge.
Russell W. Glenn. 2023. Come Hell or High Fever: Readying the World's Megacities for Disaster. Canberra, Australia: Australia National University Press.
Paula Jarzabkowski, Konstantinos Chalkias, Eugenia Cacciatori, and Rebecca Bednarek. 2023. Disaster Insurance Reimagined: Protection in a Time of Increasing Risk. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
Cynthia A. Kierner, Matthew Mulcahy, and Liz Skilton (eds). 2023. Rethinking American Disasters. Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana State University Press.
Stephen Robert Miller. 2023. Over the Seawall: Tsunamis, Cyclones, Drought, and the Delusion of Controlling Nature. Washington, D.C.: Island Press.
Ryo Morimoto. 2023. Nuclear Ghost: Atomic Livelihoods in Fukushima's Gray Zone. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press.
Elizabeth Reddy. 2023. ¡Alerta!: Engineering on Shaky Ground. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
Alexandra Williamson, Diana Leat, and Susan D. Phillips (eds). 2023. Philanthropic Response to Disasters: Gifts, Givers and Consequences. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
Marie Aronsson-Storrier and Rasmus Dahlberg (eds). 2022. Defining Disaster Disciplines and Domains. Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar Publishing, Inc.
Greg Bankoff and Dorothea Hilhorst (eds). 2022. Why Vulnerability Still Matters: The Politics of Disaster Risk Creation, 1st Edition. New York, NY: Routledge.
Jonathan Barnett and Matthijs Bouw. 2022. Managing the Climate Crisis: Designing and Building for Floods, Heat, Drought, and Wildfire. Washington, DC: Island Press.
Katherine Blunt. 2022. California Burning: The Fall of Pacific Gas and Electric–and What it Means for America's Power Grid. New York, NY: Penguin Random House.
Michel Bruneau. 2022. The Blessings of Disaster: The Lessons That Catastrophes Teach Us and Why Our Future Depends on It. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.
Louise K. Comfort and Mary Lee Rhodes (eds). 2022. Global Risk Management: The Role of Collective Cognition in Response to COVID-19. New York, NY: Routledge.
Kai Erikson and Lori Peek. 2022. The Continuing Storm: Learning from Katrina. Austin, TX: University of Texas Press.
JC Gaillard. 2022. The Invention of Disaster: Power and Knowledge in Discourses on Hazard and Vulnerability, 1st Edition. New York, NY: Routledge.
Lucia Patrizio Gunning and Paola Rizzi (eds). 2022. Invisible Reconstruction: Cross-Disciplinary Responses to Natural, Biological and Man-Made Disasters. Essex, United Kingdom: UCL Press.
Alessandra Jerolleman and William L. Waugh Jr. (eds). 2022. Justice, Equity and Emergency Management. United Kingdom: Emerald Publishing Limited.
Carolyn Kousky. 2022. Understanding Disaster Insurance: New Tools for a More Resilient Future. Washington, D.C.: Island Press.
Jane Kushma (ed.). 2022. Case Studies in Disaster Recovery. Oxford, UK: Butterworth-Heinemann.
Risa Palm and Toby Bolsen. 2022. Housing Market Response to Sea-Level Rise in Florida. Cham, Switzerland: Springer Nature.
Anna Rhodes and Max Besbris. 2022. Soaking the Middle Class: Suburban Inequality and Recovery from Disaster. New York, NY: Russell Sage Foundation.
Joy Semien and Earthea Nance. 2022. Hazard Mitigation Training for Vulnerable Communities: A K.A.P.S. (Knowledge, Attitude, Preparedness, Skills) Approach. New York, NY: Routledge.
Rajib Shaw (ed.). 2022. Handbook on Climate Change and Disasters. United Kingdom: Edward Elgar Publishing.
Jane Murphy Thomas. 2022. Making Things Happen: Community Participation and Disaster Reconstruction in Pakistan. New York, NY: Berghahn Books.
Shinya Uekusa, Steve Matthewman, and Bruce C. Glavovic (eds.). 2022. A Decade of Disaster Experiences in Ōtautahi Christchurch: Critical Disaster Studies Perspectives. Singapore: Palgrave Macmillan.
Juita-Elena (Wie) Yusuf and Burton St. John III (eds). 2022. Communicating Climate Change: Making Environmental Messaging Accessible. New York, NY: Routledge.
Bronwyn Adcock. 2021. Currowan: The Story of a Fire and a Community During Australia's Worst Summer. Victoria, Australia: Black Inc.
Stephen O. Bender. 2021. Constructing Risk: Disaster, Development, and the Built Environment. New York, NY: Berghahn Books. (Available for purchase August, 2021)
Janet Borland. 2021. Earthquake Children: Building Resilience from the Ruins of Tokyo. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Asia Center.
Kjell Brataas. 2021. Managing the Human Dimension of Disasters: Caring for the Bereaved, Survivors and First Responders. New York, NY: Routledge.
Ricia Anne Chansky and Marci Denesiuk (eds.). 2021. Mi María: Surviving the Storm. Voices from Puerto Rico. Chicago, IL: Haymarket Books.
Sarah E. DeYoung and Ashley K. Farmer. 2021. All Creatures Safe and Sound: The Social Landscape of Pets in Disasters. Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press. (Available for pre-order now, available for purchase June, 2021)
Riyanti Djalante, Mizan B.F. Bisri, and Rajib Shaw (eds.). 2021. Integrated Research on Disaster Risks: Contributions from the IRDR Young Scientists Programme. Heidelberg, Germany: Springer Nature.
Eli Elinoff and Tyson Vaughan (eds.). 2021. Disastrous Times: Beyond Environmental Crisis in Urbanizing Asia. Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania Press.
Rebecca Elliott. 2021. Underwater: Loss, Flood Insurance, and the Moral Economy of Climate Change in the United States. New York, NY: Columbia University Press.
Robert A. Jensen. 2021. Personal Effects: What Recovering the Dead Teaches Me About Caring for the Living. New York, NY: Macmillan.
Rachel Kimbro. 2021. In Too Deep: Class and Mothering in a Flooded Community. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press.
Timothy W. Kneeland. 2021. Declaring Disaster: Buffalo's Blizzard of '77 and the Creation of FEMA. Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press.
Carolyn Kousky, Billy Fleming, and Alan M. Berger (eds.). 2021. A Blueprint for Coastal Adaptation: Uniting Design, Economics, and Policy. Washington, DC: Island Press.
Gonzalo Lizarralde. 2021. Unnatural Disasters: Why Most Responses to Risk and Climate Change Fail but Some Succeed. New York, NY: Columbia University Press.
Tara K. McGee and Amy Cardinal Christianson, with the First Nations Wildfire Evacuation Partnership. 2021. First Nations Wildfire Evacuations: A Guide for Communities and External Agencies. Vancouver, BC, Canada: UBC Press.
Samantha Montano. 2021. Disasterology: Dispatches From The Frontlines of The Climate Crisis. New York, NY: Park Row Books.
Robert A. Olson. 2021. When Good Science Won (but it wasn't easy): California's Rise to Earthquake Safety Leadership. Orangevale, CA: Whispering Oak Publishing.
Jason D. Rivera (ed.). 2021. Disaster and Emergency Management Methods: Social Science Approaches in Application. New York, NY: Routledge.
Neil Dufty. 2020. Disaster Education, Communication and Engagement. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Kevin M. Fitzpatrick and Matthew L. Spialek. 2020. Hurricane Harvey’s Aftermath: Place, Race, and Inequality in Disaster Recovery. New York, NY: NYU Press.
Alastair Gee and Dani Anguiano. 2020. Fire in Paradise: An American Tragedy. New York, NY: W. W. Norton & Company.
Stefanie Haeffele and Virgil Henry Storr (eds.). 2020. Bottom-up Responses to Crisis. London, England: Palgrave Macmillan.
Stefanie Haeffele and Virgil Henry Storr (eds.). 2020. Government Responses to Crisis. London, England: Palgrave Macmillan.
Susanna M. Hoffman and Roberto E. Barrios (eds.). 2020. Disaster Upon Disaster: Exploring the Gap Between Knowledge, Policy and Practice. New York, NY: Berghahn Books.
Andy Horowitz. 2020. Katrina: A History, 1915–2015. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.
Ilan Kelman. 2020. Disaster by Choice: How our Actions Turn Natural Hazards into Catastrophes. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
Claire Connolly Knox and Brittany "Brie" Haupt (eds.). 2020. Cultural Competency for Emergency and Crisis Management: Concepts, Theories and Case Studies. New York, NY: Routledge.
Howard Kunreuther, Robert J. Meyer, and Erwann O. Michel-Kerjan (eds.). 2020. The Future of Risk Management. Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania Press.
Shirley Laska (ed.). 2020. Louisiana's Response to Extreme Weather: A Coastal State's Adaptation Challenges and Successes. Cham, Switzerland: Springer.
Michael K. Lindell (ed.) 2020. The Routledge Handbook of Urban Disaster Resilience: Integrating Mitigation, Preparedness, and Recovery Planning, 1st Edition. New York, NY: Routledge.
Michael Mascarenhas (ed.). 2020. Lessons in Environmental Justice: From Civil Rights to Black Lives Matter and Idle No More. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
Michael Méndez. 2020. Climate Change from the Streets: How Conflict and Collaboration Strengthen the Environmental Justice Movement. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press.
Maggie Mort, Israel Rodriguez-Giralt, and Ana Delicado (eds.). 2020. Children And Young People’s Participation in Disaster Risk Reduction. Bristol, United Kingdom: Policy Press.
Anthony Oliver-Smith and Susanna M. Hoffman (eds.) 2020. The Angry Earth: Disaster in Anthropological Perspective, 2nd Edition. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.
Risa Palm and Toby Bolsen. 2020. Climate Change and Sea Level Rise in South Florida: The View of Coastal Residents. Cham, Switzerland: Springer Nature.
Brenda D. Phillips and Mark Landahl. 2020. Business Continuity Planning: Increasing Workplace Resilience to Disasters. Amsterdam, Netherlands: Elsevier.
Paolo F. Ricci. 2020. Analysis of Catastrophes and Their Public Health Consequences. Heidelberg, Germany: Springer Nature.
Felix Riede and Payson Sheets (eds.). 2020. Going Forward by Looking Back: Archaeological Perspectives on Socio-Ecological Crisis, Response, and Collapse. New York, NY: Berghahn Books.
J.P. Sapinski, Holly Jean Buck, and Andreas Malm (eds.). 2020. Has It Come to This? The Promises and Perils of Geoengineering on the Brink. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press.
T. Joseph Scanlon. 2020. Catastrophe: Stories and Lessons from the Halifax Explosion. Edited by Roger Sarty. Waterloo, ON: Wilfrid Laurier University Press.
Jeff Schlegelmilch. 2020. Rethinking Readiness: A Brief Guide to Twenty-First-Century Megadisasters. New York, NY: Columbia University Press.
Robert W. Schmidt and Sharon L. Cohen. 2020. Disaster Mental Health Community Planning: A Manual for Trauma-Informed Collaboration. New York, NY: Routledge.
James M. Shultz and Andreas Rechkemmer. 2020. The Oxford Handbook of Complex Disaster Risks and Resilience. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
Diana Stuart, Ryan Gunderson, and Brian Petersen. 2020. Climate Change Solutions: Beyond the Capital-Climate Contradiction. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press.
Edward A. Thomas, George Blaine Huff, Jr., and Nancy McNabb. (eds.) 2020. The Community Resilience Handbook. Chicago, IL: ABA Book Publishing.
Jennifer Trivedi. 2020. Mississippi after Katrina: Disaster Recovery and Reconstruction on the Gulf Coast. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.
Terri M. Adams and Leigh R. Anderson. 2019. Policing in Natural Disasters: Stress, Resilience, and the Challenges of Emergency Management. Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press.
Daniel P. Aldrich. 2019. Black Wave: How Networks and Governance Shaped Japan’s 3/11 Disasters. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press.
Jamie Aten. 2019. A Walking Disaster: What Surviving Katrina and Cancer Taught Me About Faith and Resilience. West Conshohocken, PA: Templeton Press.
Gregory V. Button and Mark Schuller (eds.). 2019. Contextualizing Disaster. New York, NY: Berghahn Books.
Louise K. Comfort. 2019. The Dynamics of Risk: Changing Technologies and Collective Action in Seismic Events. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.
Amanda D. Concha-Holmes and Anthony Oliver-Smith (eds.) 2019. Disasters in Paradise: Natural Hazards, Social Vulnerability, and Development Decisions. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.
Thomas E. Drabek. 2019. The Sociology of Disaster: Fictional Explorations of Human Experiences, 1st Edition. New York, NY: Routledge.
Julie L. Drolet (ed.). 2019. Rebuilding Lives Post-Disaster. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
Frances L. Edwards (ed.). 2019. Housing Recovery After Disasters. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.
Alessandra Jerolleman 2019. Disaster Recovery Through the Lens of Justice. New York, NY: Palgrave MacMillan.
Bandana Kar and David M. Cochran (eds.). 2019. Risk Communication and Community Resilience. New York, NY: Routledge.
Michael K. Lindell, Pamela Murray-Tuite, Brian Wolshon, and Earl J. Baker. 2019. Large-Scale Evacuation: The Analysis, Modeling, and Management of Emergency Relocation from Hazardous Areas, 1st Edition. New York, NY: Routledge.
Jean Parker. 2019. Emergency Preparedness Through Community Cohesion: An Integral Approach to Resilience, 1st Edition. New York, NY: Routledge.
Jeffrey Peterson. 2019. A New Coast: Strategies for Responding to Devastating Storms and Rising Seas. Washington, DC: Island Press.
J. Steven Picou and Keith Nicholls. 2019. Caught in the Path of Katrina: A Survey of the Hurricane's Human Effects. Austin, TX: University of Texas Press.
Claire B. Rubin and Susan L. Cutter (eds.) 2019. U.S. Emergency Management in the 21st Century: From Disaster to Catastrophe, 1st Edition. New York, NY: Routledge.
Annemarie Samuels. 2019. After the Tsunami: Disaster Narratives and the Remaking of Everyday Life in Aceh. Honolulu, HI: University of Hawai'i Press.
Kathleen Tierney. 2019. Disasters: A Sociological Approach. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.
James Bohland, Jack Harrald, and Deborah Bronson. 2018. The Disaster Resiliency Challenge: Transforming Theory to Action. Springfield, IL: Charles C. Thomas Pub Ltd.
Lucy Easthope. 2018. The Recovery Myth: The Plans and Situated Realities of Post Disaster Response. Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan.
Elaine Enarson and Bob Pease. 2018 (Paperback). Men, Masculinities and Disaster. New York, NY: Routledge.
Scott Frickel and James R. Elliott. 2018. Sites Unseen: Uncovering Hidden Hazards in American Cities. New York: Russell Sage Foundation and the American Sociological Association’s Rose Series in Sociology.
Eve Gruntfest. 2018. Weather and Society: Toward Integrated Approaches. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.
Heather Hansen. 2018. Wildfire: On the Front Lines with Station 8. Seattle, WA: Mountaineers Books.
Harald Hornmoen and Klas Backholm. 2018. Social Media Use in Crisis and Risk Communication: Emergencies, Concerns and Awareness. United Kingdom: Emerald Publishing Limited.
Steve Kroll-Smith. 2018. Recovering Inequality, Hurricane Katrina, the San Francisco Earthquake of 1906 and the Aftermath of Disaster. Austin, Texas: The University of Texas Press.
Julie Maldando. 2018. Seeking Justice in an Energy Sacrifice Zone: Standing on Vanishing Land in Coastal Louisiana. New York, NY: Routledge.
Douglas Paton and Saut Sagala. 2018. Disaster Risk Reduction in Indonesia: Environmental, Social and Cultural Aspects. Springfield, IL: Charles C. Thomas Pub Ltd.
Ryan Alaniz. 2017. From Strangers to Neighbors: Post-Disaster Resettlement and Community Development in Honduras. Austin, TX: University of Texas Press.
Gonzalo Bacigalupe, Javier Velasco-Martín, Andrés Rosenberg, and Pedro Berríos. 2017. Social Media for Emergency: Evidence and Recommendations for Disaster Management, Spanish Edition. Santiago, Chile: CIGIDEN.
Roberto E. Barrios. 2017. Governing Affect: Neoliberalism and Disaster Reconstruction. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press.
Heather Beal. 2017. Elephant Wind. Bremerton, WA: Train 4 Safety Press.
Laurie A. Johnson and Robert B. Olshansky. 2017. After Great Disasters: An In-Depth Analysis of How Six Countries Managed Community Recovery. Cambridge, MA: Lincoln Institute of Land Policy.
Jon Kusler. 2017. Government Liability for Flood Hazards. Windham, ME: Association of State Wetland Managers.
Barbara Lucini. 2017. The Other Side of Resilience to Terrorism: A Portrait of a Resilient-Healthy City. Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing.
Graham Marsh, Iftekhar Ahmed, Martin Mulligan, Jenny Donovan, and Steve Barton (eds.). 2017. Community Engagement in Post-Disaster Recovery, 1st Edition. New York, NY: Routledge.
Robert Meyer and Howard Kunreuther. 2017. The Ostrich Paradox: Why We Underprepare for Disasters. Philidelphia, PA: Wharton School Press.
Vinod Thomas. 2017. Climate Change and Natural Disasters: Transforming Economies and Policies for a Sustainable Future. New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Publishers.
Mark VanLandingham. 2017. Weathering Katrina: Culture and Recovery among Vietnamese-Americans. New York, NY: Russell Sage Foundation.
Questions or Updates?
If you are an author of a recent publication or have recommendations for other New Reads to be included on this list, please contact Jennifer Tobin at Jennifer.L.Tobin@Colorado.EDU for more information on this new series.