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Natural disasters in a global environment / Anthony N. Penna and Jennifer S. Rivers.

By: Penna, Anthony N.
Contributor(s): Rivers, Jennifer S.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: UK : Wiley- Blackwell, c2013Description: xv, 340 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781118252338 (paperback).Subject(s): Natural disasters -- History | Environmental disasters -- History | Natural disasters -- Environmental aspects | HISTORY / GeneralDDC classification: 363.3409 Summary: "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"--
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Books Books Central Library, KUET
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

"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"--

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