History's Worst Disasters and the Stories Behind Them

History's Worst Disasters and the Stories Behind Them

Book - 2013
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The world we live in is usually benign and forgiving, but on numerous occasions over the course of history it has also acted as a reminder of the precarious nature of our existence. Starting with the Cretaceous-Paleogene Extinction, author Eric Chaline takes you on a tour of humanity's disasters, with triggers caused by nature as well as combined natural-human influences such as the HIV-AIDS pandemic and the Irish Famine, and even events dictated solely by human actions, such as the Exxon Valdez oil spill and 9/11. The scope of History's Worst Disasters is to go beyond cataloging death and destruction in order to examine the consequences of these terrible events.
Publisher: London, UK: New Burlington Books, 2013.
ISBN: 9780857622068
Characteristics: 256 pages:,illustrations (some colour), maps.

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