Devastating natural disasters have profoundly shaped human history, leaving us with a respect for the mighty power of the earth — and a humbling view of our future. Paleontologist and geologist Donald R. Prothero tells the harrowing human stories behind these catastrophic events.Prothero describes in gripping detail some of the most important natural disasters in history:? the New Madrid, Missouri, earthquakes of 1811–1812 that caused church bells to ring in Boston? the 2004 Indian Ocean…
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Catastrophes and crises are exceptions. They are disruptions of order. In various ways and to different degrees, they change and subvert what we regard as normal. They may occur on..
ISBN 10 : 1421401479
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Eerie, fascinating, and often moving, these tales of geologic history and human fortitude and folly will stay with you long after you put the book down...
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Provides an accessible introduction to the most important disasters - both natural and human caused - throughout human history..
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Catastrophic scenarios control our contemporary mindset. Catastrophic events and predictions have spurred new interest in re-examining the history of earlier disasters and the soci..
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More than half of the disasters chronicled are natural. These floods, storms, droughts, blizzards, famines and epidemics are fierce reminders that humankind is no match for the dev..
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They say that history is written by the winners. Not according to Derek Wilson. In this fascinating, revelatory book, Wilson tells the story from the point of view of the losers â€..
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Scientific disciplines have their own view on catastrophes. Here, natural scientists, engineers, physicians as well as historians and social scientists define and discuss geo-hazar..