Popular Mechanics What Went Wrong: Investigating the Worst Man-made and Natural Disasters

Popular Mechanics What Went Wrong: Investigating the Worst Man-made and Natural Disasters

by William Hayes, The Editors of Popular Mechanics
     
 

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Combining original reporting with dramatic photographs and detailed illustrations, Popular Mechanics looks at the science behind the most devastating events of the past 100 years—including San Francisco’s 7.8 earthquake in 1906, the Gulf oil spill, the Apollo 13 Space Mission, and Hurricane Katrina’s devastating landfall near New Orleans. Plus, each…  See more details below

Overview

Combining original reporting with dramatic photographs and detailed illustrations, Popular Mechanics looks at the science behind the most devastating events of the past 100 years—including San Francisco’s 7.8 earthquake in 1906, the Gulf oil spill, the Apollo 13 Space Mission, and Hurricane Katrina’s devastating landfall near New Orleans. Plus, each chapter includes practical advice on surviving disasters, from industrial accidents to deadly tsunamis.

Coverage spans from 1900 to today, and includes:
Earthquakes   •  Volcanic Eruptions  •  Fires  •  Blizzards and Avalanches  •  Tornadoes  •  Hurricanes  •  Floods  •  Aviation and Space Disasters  •  Shipwrecks  •  Industrial Accidents  •  Transportation catastrophes

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781588165459
Publisher:
Hearst
Publication date:
05/03/2011
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.90(d)

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