All About History Book of Disasters Third Edition

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Название: Book of Disasters Third Edition (All About History)
Автор: Ed1tor Katharine Marsh
Издательство: Future Publishing Limited
Год: 2018
Формат: PDF
Страниц: 164
Размер: 67.8 Mb
Язык: English

Earthquakes. Tsunamis. Volcanic eruptions. Epidemics. Disaster and devastation has plagued humankind and threatened our survival from the dawn of our existence. Technological advancements have led to further tragedy: aviation incidents, oil spills and nuclear meltdowns that we fight desperately to contain. Ever since the media began to broadcast events live and globally, we have experienced an almost unending stream of reportage delivered right into our homes. But despite this, we still sometimes struggle to comprehend many aspects of a disaster. How do we measure the scale of a cataclysm? How does a person respond to such a tragedy? And what happens once the damage is done and the wave pulls back? This new edition of the Book of Disasters takes an in·depth look at some of the most devastating events throughout history and investigates these questions. From the destruction of Pompeii and the desolation left in the wake of the Black Death. to the explosion of the Space Shuttle Challenger and the plane crash in the Andes that pushed human endurance its limits. a whole host of modem and historic events are covered here. Read the stories of eyewitnesses and interviews with experts in an effort to understand the disasters that altered the course of human history.

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