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Lissa (lissastaley) | 41 comments Mod
In this special episode of the library's podcast, we divide our recording into half an hour about books http://traffic.libsyn.com/topekalibra... and half an hour about movies http://traffic.libsyn.com/topekalibra...

Our guests this episode are Julie Nelson and Brian Adams. We discuss books and movies about disasters and why people might enjoy those types of stories.

Have you read any of the books we recommend? What can you recommend? What are your favorite disaster movies?


Melanie | 194 comments I have not listened to the podcast yet. I read Issac's Storm which is about the 1900 Galveston Hurrican which is still the most deadly hurricane. I learned a lot about the National Weather Service, and it is amazing to see how it has transformed.

I recommend The Unthinkable: Who Survives When Disaster Strikes and Why by Amanda Ripley. I believe Blink by Malcolm Gladwell also hits on some of those instant decisions we make that can save or kill us. I'm thinking one of them said that in any given situaton 10% of the population are natural leaders and will be able to save a good portion of the population, and the other 10% will lead you in the wrong direction while the rest of the population will follow. There are things you can do that will help you when something happens - like always knowing where the closet exit in any given situation. It may not be the one you entered.


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