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100 Catastrophic Disasters
     

100 Catastrophic Disasters

by Nigel Cawthorne
 

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100 Catastrophic Disasters is an astounding compendium of natural and man-made disasters. The range of entries is extraordinary, from the bizarre to the horrific, and from the heartbreaking to the ridiculous.

The book includes some of history's most incredible disasters and tells in vivid detail the story of events of people involved, the impact of particular

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100 Catastrophic Disasters is an astounding compendium of natural and man-made disasters. The range of entries is extraordinary, from the bizarre to the horrific, and from the heartbreaking to the ridiculous.

The book includes some of history's most incredible disasters and tells in vivid detail the story of events of people involved, the impact of particular disasters and the destruction and sorrow they left in their wake. From the eruption of Vesuvius and destruction of Pompeii, to the San Francisco earthquake of 1906, from the raging flames of the Great Fire of London to the horror of Chernobyl, every event is chronicled in fascinating detail.

100 Catastrophic Disasters is a gripping and compelling account of some of the worst tragedies ever to happen in history, but also reveals some incredible stories of human courage and fortitude in the face of adversity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781848588738
Publisher:
Arcturus Publishing
Publication date:
06/02/2006
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
17 MB
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Meet the Author

Nigel Cawthorne studied at University College, London, where he gained an Honours degree in Physics, before turning to writing as a career. He has been a writer and editor for over 25 years, the last 21 freelance. He has written, contributed to and edited more than sixty books, including Fighting Them On The Beaches: D-Day, 6 June 1944, The Battle of Britain, Vietnam: A War Lost and Won, Stalin, and The Story of the SS. His work has also appeared in over a hundred and fifty newspapers, magazines and partworks on both sides of the Atlantic - from the Sun to the Financial Times, and includes contributions to Nam, Eyewitness Nam and The Falklands War. Nigel also visited Vietnam with the legendary Tim Page, where he researched the material for Nam, Eyewitness Nam, and The Bamboo Cage. He is also the creator of websites on the Battle of Hastings, and Pearl Harbor.

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