Disasters

Disasters

Natural and Man-made Catastrophes Through the Centuries

Book - 2010
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Natural and man-made disasters have the power to destroy thousands of lives very quickly. Both as they unfold and in the aftermath, these forces of nature astonish the rest of the world with their incredible devastation and magnitude. In this collection of ten well-known catastrophes such as the great Chicago fire, the sinking of the Titanic, and hurricane Katrina, Brenda Guiberson explores the causes and effects, as well as the local and global reverberations of these calamitous events. Highlighted with photographs and drawings, each compelling account tells the story of destruction and devastation, and most especially, the power of mankind to persevere in the face of adversity.

Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Co., c2010.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780805081701
0805081704
Characteristics: 228 p. : ill. , map ; 25 cm.

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Earthquakes, fires, hurricanes, diseases—all can destroy thousands of lives very quickly. Here are the stories behind ten catastrophes, including what humans had done to make things worse, and what changed afterwards to prevent such a disaster in the future.

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