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Lee Davis - Natural Disasters

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From the Black Plague to the devastating effects of global warming, a comprehensive world survey of natural calamities that have ravaged humans and altered the course of history.

Featuring more than 500 entries covering avalanches and landslides, earthquakes, famines and droughts, floods, plagues and epidemics, cyclones, hurricanes, snowstorms, tornadoes, typhoons, storms and volcanic eruptions.

Organised by disaster type presented in alphabetical order arranged by the country or geographical entity where the event occurred. Each section begins with an alphabetical listing by country of the worst recorded disasters, a chronology of relevant disasters by category, and an introduction.

In addition to providing the basic facts of each disaster, the text offers background information on each event, and explores its impact on humans and the environment. Eyewitness accounts are also presented.

* The worst snowstorms to hit Europe in 50 years, resulting in a 1999 landslide
that caused tragic devastation in Austria

* An earthquake registering 7.7 on the Richter scale that struck India in 2001, leaving more than 600,000 homeless and killing more than 30,000 people

* A record drought in 2000 that contributed to a famine affecting more than 250,000 farms in the former Soviet republics of Georgia, Tajikistan, and Armenia

* A three-month flood ravaging southern Africa in 2000 that affected almost
1 million people

* The staggering impact of 1999's Hurricane Floyd along the eastern coast of the United States

* The surprise tornado that hit Bangladesh in 1996, resulting in death, injury, and homelessness

Also included are 100 evocative photographs and an extensive bibliography.

An indispensable resource for students, Earth scientists, historians, and others who need current or historical information on the cataclysmic events that have affected society and the environment.

Large (almost A4) paperback in excellent condition. Slight cover wear.

392 pages plus bibliography and index

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Closes: Sun 29 Jul, 4:10 pm. 2012