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Published by Rosen Pub. in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Disasters -- History,
  • Natural disasters -- History

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes index.

StatementChris McNab.
SeriesWorld"s worst-- from innovations to disasters
Classifications
LC ClassificationsD24 .M43 2009
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16856277M
ISBN 109781404218437
LC Control Number2008018022
OCLC/WorldCa227327611

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The World’s Worst Historical Disasters examines 70 of the most significant natural and man-made disasters in world history, from ancient ones such as the BC plague in Athens or the AD Corinth earthquake, to modern day catastrophes such as the Indian Ocean Tsunami, Chernobyl and the September 11th attacks. All kinds of disasters are covered including plagues, earthquakes, volcanoes, genocides, floods, train and aeroplane crashes. World's Worst Historical Disasters examines some of the most significant natural and man-made disasters in world history, from those almost lost in the mists of time, such as the plague in Athens which killed 75 per cent of the population and the earthquake in Corinth that l people dead to modern day catastrophes such as the New Delhi air collision and the Samastipur train disaster which both cost hundreds of lives. ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: Includes index. Description: 80 pages: illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm. Contents: Ancient disasters BCE CE --Imperial disasters 1 CE --Medieval disasters --Early modern disasters --Industrial age disasters --Disasters of a new century --Modern disasters . The subtitle pretty much tells the story here, except maybe you could substitute catalog for history. Author Withington has assembled accounts of an extensive collection of disasters, both natural and man-made, going b years (when a volcano erupted in what’s now known as Sumatra, wiping out, or so some theories suggest, as much as 99 percent of the world’s population)/5(17).