A History of Civilization in 50 Disasters (History in 50) (Paperback)

By Gale Eaton, Phillip Hoose (Editor)

Tilbury House Publishers, 9780884484899, 240pp.

Publication Date: October 23, 2015

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The earth shakes and cracks open. Volcanoes erupt. Continents freeze, bake, and flood. Droughts parch the land. Wildfires and hundred-year storms consume anything in their paths. Invisible clouds of disease and pestilence probe for victims. Tidal waves sweep ashore from the vast sea. The natural world is a dangerous place, but one species has evolved a unique defense against the hazards: civilization.