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Disaster ! [electronic resource] : a history of earthquakes, floods, plagues, and other catastrophes / John Withington.

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  • ISBN: 9781602397491 (electronic bk.)
  • ISBN: 160239749X (electronic bk.)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (391 p.)
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Skyhorse Pub., c2010.

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General Note: Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note: Volcanoes -- Earthquakes -- Tsunamis -- Floods -- Storms -- Other extreme weather and a mysterious poisoning -- Plagues -- Other diseases -- Famine -- War and invasion -- Murder by the state -- Rebellions, riots, and terrorism -- Fires -- Explosions and mass poisonings -- Stampedes, collapses, and mass panics -- Shipwrecks -- Train crashes -- Air crashes -- Other transport disasters.
Summary, etc.: Explores numerous environment, biological, and man-mad disasters, from Noah's flood and a hailstorm that killed 246 people to the Black Death and twentieth-century genocides.
Source of Description Note: Description based on print version record.
Subject: Disasters > History.
Natural disasters > History.
World history.
Genre: Electronic books.

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