Natural Disasters That Changed the Worldby Rodney Castleden
How should we respond to natural disasters? Some disasters can be predicted, and some not; some we should prepare for,
Over 100 natural disasters are described in this book, including some first-hand accounts of eyewitnesses and survivors: their causes, their impact on people and landscape, their significance for our developing understanding of the world around us.
How should we respond to natural disasters? Some disasters can be predicted, and some not; some we should prepare for, some we cannot prepare for. We can take appropriate action for the small events, like annual river floods. The very large-scale events, like volcanic explosions on the scale of Toba (northern Sumatra), come once in a million years, and we can do nothing to prepare ourselves for them. How do we go about living in such a hazardous world?
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