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The End is Nigh - A History of Natural Disasters (Hardcover): Henrik Svensen

The End is Nigh - A History of Natural Disasters (Hardcover)

Henrik Svensen

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The Lisbon Earthquake of 1755. The South Asian Tsunami of 2004. The San Francisco Earthquake of 1906. Hurricane Katrina in 2005. All of these are natural disasters that not only caused massive devastation but actually changed the course of history, and have influenced our reactions to and perspectives on disasters ever since.

Spanning two millennia, "The End is Nigh "provides a detailed history of natural disasters around the world and how they have shaped our cultural beliefs and our practical planning. Henrik Svensen draws from many eyewitness accounts to reveal the personal stories of the victims of natural disasters. Through them, we are reminded that while the disasters are natural phenomena, victims often react in similar ways seeking to explain the disaster within the context of an omen or a divine warning. A geologist, Svensen also explores the science behind the occurrence of specific disasters, and he examines whether climate change is creating an environment where natural disasters are more frequent and more deadly.

"The End is Nigh "is as instructive as it is insightful and will appeal to fans of history and science, as well as policy makers and all those seeking to better prepare for future calamities.

""The End is Nigh" is a great example of storytelling across scientific disciplines, and in gripping prose it spans geology, geography and history, anthropology, sociology, and the history of religion."--"Apollon"

General

Imprint: Reaktion Books
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: February 2009
First published: April 2009
Authors: Henrik Svensen
Dimensions: 198 x 138 x 24mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 224
ISBN-13: 978-1-86189-433-5
Categories: Books > Humanities > History
Books > Earth & environment > The environment
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects
Books > Earth & environment > The environment > Environmental impact of natural disasters & phenomena
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects > Social & cultural history
Books > History > History of specific subjects
Books > History > History of specific subjects > Social & cultural history
LSN: 1-86189-433-3
Barcode: 9781861894335

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