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Penna, Anthony N.

Natural Disasters in a Global Environment

Penna, Anthony N. - Natural Disasters in a Global Environment, ebook

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Natural Disasters in a Global Environment is a transnational, global and environmental history of natural and man-made disasters. Detailed case studies of past and present events are presented in a historical narrative, making use of the most recent scholarship.

  • Examines a range of disasters including volcanoes, earthquakes, floods, landslides, hurricanes, famines, and more
  • Highlights the role of science in studying natural disasters and describes the mechanisms responsible for them
  • Features a range of case studies which can be used in conjunction with one another or as standalone examples
  • Covers scientific material in a lucid and accessible style suited to  undergraduate students or those outside of scientific disciplines
  • Traces the transition of our understanding of disasters, from religious and superstitious explanations to contemporary scientific accounts

Keywords: World History, Tornado, hurricane, forest fire, landslide, typhoon, catastrophe, disease, epidemic, earthquake, famine

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Publisher
John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Publication year
2013
Language
en
Edition
1
Page amount
360 pages
Category
History
Format
Ebook
eISBN (ePUB)
9781118327548
Printed ISBN
9781118252338

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