Fair. 447 pages. Softcover. Reading copy. Page discoloration. REFERENCE. Here is the first history of the world's great calamities-from the eruption of Vesuvius which buried Pompei in 79 A.D. to the present. The tragedy, the heroism, and the awesome fury of natural and manmade disasters are vividly captured in spell-binding detail. Includes an Index. (Key Words: Disasters, Johnstown Flood, Tornadoes, Weather, Hurricanes, Vesuvius, PompeiiYellow Fever, Transportation, Fires, Explosions, Pestlence, Landslides, Earthquakes, Cyclones, Typhoons, Avalanches, Armageddon).
Very Good. (xii) 447 pp. Light edge and corner wear with some creasing on the spine; no interior markings. The Chapters are: Introduction: Man and Disaster; Disaster Prediction Prevention and Preparedness; Disaster's Impact on Society; Prospects for Armageddon; Preparing for the Inevitable. NATURAL DISASTERS: Avalanches; Cyclones: Hurricanes and Typhoons; Earthquakes; Famines; Floods; Landslides; Pestilence; Tornadoes; Tsunami; Volcanoes; and Weather. MANMADE DISASTERS: Explosions and Collapses; Fires; and Transportation Disasters; followed by a selected bibliography and an index.
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