Disasters: Natural and Man-Made Catastrophes Through the Centuries (Hardcover)
Natural and Man-Made Catastrophes Through the Centuries
Henry Holt & Company, 9780805081701, 228pp.
Publication Date: June 8, 2010
Natural and man-made disasters have the power to destroy thousands of lives very quickly. Both as they unfold and in the aftermath, these forces of nature astonish the rest of the world with their incredible devastation and magnitude. In this collection of ten well-known catastrophes such as the great Chicago fire, the sinking of the Titanic, and hurricane Katrina, Brenda Guiberson explores the causes and effects, as well as the local and global reverberations of these calamitous events. Highlighted with photographs and drawings, each compelling account tells the story of destruction and devastation, and most especially, the power of mankind to persevere in the face of adversity.
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Praise For Disasters: Natural and Man-Made Catastrophes Through the Centuries…
“A perfect example of solid historical research coupled with engaging writing.” --School Library Journal
“Useful for research and often fascinating, this is a very readable presentation of historical disasters.” --Booklist
“Good for pleasure reading and as a starting point for research.” --Kirkus Reviews