ISBN 9781118252338,Natural Disasters In A Global Environment

Natural Disasters In A Global Environment


Wiley Blackwell

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Wiley Blackwell

Publication Year 2013

ISBN 9781118252338

ISBN-10 1118252330


Number of Pages 360 Pages
Language (English)


Natural Disasters in a Global Environment is a transnational, global and environmental history of natural and manmade 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