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Killer Snow
David Liverman

Killer Snow David Liverman

Genre: Non-fiction
Format: Paperback, 222 pages, b&w photos
Pub Date: February 2007
ISBN 10: 1-897317-02-6
ISBN 13: 9781897317020

Price: CDN$17.95

Book Description
Thought by many to be rare, or unprecedented events, avalanches occur in Newfoundland and Labrador, and often with devastating results. This book builds a picture of how avalanches have affected the people of Newfoundland and Labrador through describing the various avalanche tragedies that have occurred in the last 250 years. Where possible, the words of those present as reported in contemporary accounts are used to describe the incidents; and in a few cases the direct accounts of survivors are used. The stories told are often tragic- with over sixty people killed in avalanche incidents, this is unavoidable-but also many survive, and lessons can be learned from their experiences. The aim of this publication is to raise awareness of avalanche hazards in Newfoundland and Labrador, and in addition to detailing the various incidents, some basic information on causes of avalanches, and avalanche safety is included. The best way of understanding the significance of avalanches in this province, however, is by listening to the stories told over the years.

Proceeds from the sale of this book will help support the activities of the Canadian Avalanche Foundation/Fondation Canadienne des Avalanches.

About the Author
David Liverman is a geologist with the Geological Survey of Newfoundland and Labrador, specializing in environmental geology. He is also an adjunct Professor of Geography at Memorial University. He, in conjunction with his colleagues, have been researching geological hazards in the province for over a decade. He holds degrees from the universities of Edinburgh and Alberta, and has been a St. John's resident since 1988. He has published numerous scientific papers and reports, but this is his first book.

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