Natural Disasters in a Global Environment is atransnational, global and environmental history of natural andman-made disasters. Detailed case studies of past and presentevents are presented in a historical narrative, making use of themost recent scholarship.
* Examines a range of disasters including volcanoes, earthquakes,floods, landslides, hurricanes, famines, and more
* Highlights the role of science in studying natural disastersand describes the mechanisms responsible for them
* Features a range of case studies which can be used inconjunction with one another or as standalone examples
* Covers scientific material in a lucid and accessible stylesuited to undergraduate students or those outside ofscientific disciplines
* Traces the transition of our understanding of disasters, fromreligious and superstitious explanations to contemporary scientificaccounts