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Natural Disasters

Lee Davis (author)

ISBN: 9780816070008

Publication Date: Jun 2008

Format: Hardback

Also available as: Paperback  

Offers a survey of the natural calamities that have altered the course of human history. This reference features approximately 600 entries organized by disaster type, then alphabetized by the name of the country in which the event occurred. It also offers insight into the background of each event and its impact on mankind and the environment.
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This is an updated guide to natural disasters around the world. "Natural Disasters, New Edition" provides a comprehensive survey of the natural calamities that have ravaged mankind and altered the course of human history.This fascinating reference features approximately 600 entries - with more than 60 new and updated - that are organized by disaster type, then alphabetized by the name of the country in which the event occurred. Each section begins with the worst recorded events within the disaster type; a helpful, updated chronology of the events; and an introduction. In addition to providing the basic facts of each disaster, the readable text offers important insight into the background of each event, the ultimate impact on mankind and the environment, and compelling eyewitness accounts.New features include an 8-page insert of 20 compelling full-color photographs, an expanded bibliography, and a helpful listing of Web resources. Its coverage includes: Avalanches and landslides; Cyclones; Droughts and Famines; Earthquakes; Floods; Hurricanes; Ice, snow, and other types of storms; Natural explosions; Plagues and epidemics; Tornadoes; Typhoons; and, Volcanic eruptions.
Illustrations 63 black-&-white photographs, index, bibliography, cross-references, chronologies, further reading, web sites, 464 pp. plus an 8-page, full-colour insert
Pages 464
Date Published 30 Jun 2008
Publisher Facts On File
Subject/s Reference works   Natural disasters   Meteorology & climatology   Social impact of disasters  
Lee Davis is a prolific writer in the area of environmental history and the author of Man-Made Catastrophes, Revised Edition for Facts On File and Checkmark Books. He also serves as adjunct professor at Suffolk Community College in Riverhead, New York.

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