The Illustrated History of Natural Disasters / Edition 1

The Illustrated History of Natural Disasters / Edition 1

by Jan Koz?k, Vladimir Cerm?k
     
 

ISBN-10: 9048133246

ISBN-13: 9789048133246

Pub. Date: 06/07/2010

Publisher: Springer Netherlands

The book is a richly illustrated, pictorial album. The content and arrangement of the book is based on a collection of original rare engravings belonging to the private collection of Jan Kozák. The individual full-page reproductions give historical views on natural disasters such as: earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions, avalanches, landslides and

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The book is a richly illustrated, pictorial album. The content and arrangement of the book is based on a collection of original rare engravings belonging to the private collection of Jan Kozák. The individual full-page reproductions give historical views on natural disasters such as: earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions, avalanches, landslides and rock falls. The illustrations are accompanied by informative text describing the geophysical and historical background of the disasters, the origin of each of the engravings and the stories behind the events as well as modern day perspectives.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789048133246
Publisher:
Springer Netherlands
Publication date:
06/07/2010
Edition description:
2010
Pages:
231
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction.- Natural disasters in historical pictures.- Pictorial reproduction techniques.- Volcanoes, Earthquakes and Tsunamis.- From ancient myths, through medieval perceptions to present understanding.- Volcanoes.- Earthquakes.- Tsunamis.- Plate Tectonic Theory.- Vesuvius-Somma volcano, Bay of Naples, Italy.- Etna volcano, Sicily.- Stromboli volcano, Lipari, Tyrrhenian Sea.- Phleghraean Fields.- Santorin/Thira volcano, Greece.- Ferdinandea, a new submarine volcano.- Volcanism in Iceland.- Pico de Teide, Tenerife Island, Canary archipelago.- Mt. Pelée volcano, Martinique Orizaba volcano, Mexico.- Jorullo volcano, Mexico.- Pacaya volcano, Guatemala.- Cotopaxi volcano, Ecuador.- Chimborazo Mt., Ecuador.- Antujo volcano, Chile.- Kusatsu-Shirane Mt. 1660s eruption, Japan.- Volcanoes of Indonesia.- Gamkonoro Mt., Moluccas Islands.- Avacha volcano, Kamchatka, Far East Russia.- Volcanoes of the Hawaiian Archipelago.- Kiyev Earthquake, 1230.- Aix-de-Provence (France) Earthquake, 1708.- Basel Earthquake, 1356.- Rhodes (Greece) Earthquake, 1481.- Istanbul Earthquake, 1566.- Two earthquakes at Yedo (Tokyo), around 1650 (?) and 1855.- Earthquake at Port Royal (Jamaica) in 1692.- Great Lisbon Earthquake of 1755.- Calabrian earthquakes of 1783 and later on.- Valona (Albania) earthquake, 1851.- Zagreb (=Agram) earthquake, 1880.- Two earthquakes In Italy: 1881 (Ischia) and 1883 (Casamicciola).- Imperia earthquake (French/Italian Riviera), 1887.- Earthquake at Shemakha, Azerbaijan, 1902.- Submarine explosion near the Juan Fernadez Island, 1835 (OR 1837).- Guadeloupe (Antilles) earthquake 1843.- Earthquake at San Jose (Costa Rica), 1868.- Mendoza (Argentina) earthquake, 1861.- Arequipa/Arica earthquake, 1868.- San Salvador earthquake, 1873.- Charleston earthquake (South Carolina, USA), 1886.- Hayward (California, USA) earthquake, 1868.- Great San Francisco Earthquake, 1906.- Two Calabrian earthquakes, 1905 and 1908.- Milestones of seismology.- References.- Index.

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