Natural Disasters / Edition 3

Natural Disasters / Edition 3

by Lee Davis
ISBN-10:
0816070008
ISBN-13:
9780816070008
Pub. Date:
07/28/2008
Publisher:
Facts on File, Incorporated

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Overview

Natural Disasters / Edition 3

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).

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780816070008
Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date: 07/28/2008
Series: Facts on File Science Library
Edition description: REV
Pages: 488
Product dimensions: 8.70(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.50(d)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

AcknowledgmentsVII
IntroductionIX
Avalanches and Landslides1
Earthquakes23
Famines and Droughts99
Floods129
Plagues and Epidemics189
Cyclones211
Hurricanes225
Icestorms and Snowstorms291
Tornadoes307
Storms331
Typhoons339
Volcanic Eruptions and Natural Explosions351
Selected Bibliography393
Electronic Sources397
Index399

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