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Natural Disasters in a Global Environment
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Natural Disasters in a Global Environment (Paperback)

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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

History & PoliticsHistory General & TheoryGeneral & world history Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc Publication Date: 09/04/2013 ISBN-13: 9781118252338  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Anthony N. Penna is Professor Emeritus at Northeastern University. He is the author of Nature s Bounty: Historical and Modern Environmental Perspectives (1999), Remaking Boston: An Environmental History of the City and Its Surroundings (co-edited with Conrad Edick Wright, 2009), and The Human Footprint: A Global Environmental History (Wiley-Blackwell, 2009). Jennifer S. Rivers is Professor and Director of the Environmental Studies program at Northeastern University. She holds a PhD from Syracuse University in Earth Science and has over thirty published articles in the field of Environmental Science.

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