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Natural Disasters in a Global Environment

Wiley, J,
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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


Titel: Natural Disasters in a Global Environment
Autoren/Herausgeber: Anthony N. Penna, Jennifer S. Rivers
Ausgabe: 1. Auflage

ISBN/EAN: 9781118327548

Seitenzahl: 360
Produktform: E-Book
Sprache: Englisch

Anthony N. Penna is Professor Emeritus at NortheasternUniversity. He is the author of Nature's Bounty:Historical and Modern Environmental Perspectives (1999),Remaking Boston: An Environmental History of the City and ItsSurroundings (co-edited with Conrad Edick Wright, 2009), andThe Human Footprint: A Global Environmental History(Wiley-Blackwell, 2009).
Jennifer S. Rivers is Professor and Director of theEnvironmental Studies program at Northeastern University. She holdsa PhD from Syracuse University in Earth Science and has over thirtypublished articles in the field of Environmental Science.

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