Natural Disasters / Edition 3 available in Hardcover
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Throughout history, natural disasters have devastated mankind. In some cases, they have even altered the course of human history. With more than 500 entries, Natural Disasters, Revised Edition provides a comprehensive and international survey of these tragic occurrences.
Following a general introduction are chapters organized according to disaster type: including avalanches and landslides, hurricanes, earthquakes, icestorms and snowstorms, famines and droughts, tornadoes, floods, typhoons, plagues and epidemics, storms, cyclones, volcanic eruptions, and natural explosions. Each entry features basic facts about each disaster, background information, as well as its impact on mankind and the environment. Thrilling eyewitness accounts, helpful chronologies, and illustrations provide additional insight for readers.Sample entries include:· World AIDS epidemic· Hurricane Iniki, Hawaii (1992)· Typhoon Fred, China (1994)· Ebola virus, Zaire (1995)· Eruption of the Soufriere Hills volcano, Montserrat (1995-1997)· Avalanche, Mt. Everest (1996)· Cyclone, Bangladesh (1997)· Floods, India (1998)· Snowstorms, Austria (1999)· Drought, Somalia (1999)· Earthquake in India (2001).
Table of Contents
|Avalanches and Landslides||1|
|Famines and Droughts||99|
|Plagues and Epidemics||189|
|Icestorms and Snowstorms||291|
|Volcanic Eruptions and Natural Explosions||351|