See how the Library of Congress is prepared to protect our nation's books in case of earthquake, fire, flood, hurricane, mudslide, tornado or other disaster. Includes a color-coded Homeland Security-style emergency scenarios chart. Info on ways to dry out books (somewhat laborious) and wash video cassettes (easier than bathing oil-soaked penguins). Linked video on how to deal with water damaged artifacts (had no idea that freezing a wet book can buy you some time). Looking for a Christmas gift for the person who has everything? or just a lot of things? How about a FEMA sponsored Emergency Response and Salvage Wheel, 2005 edition.
Photo by Abelardo Morell.