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April 07 , 2008

Natural Disasters in a Global Environment


Natural Disasters in a Global Environment is a transnational, global and environmental history of natural and man-made disasters. Detailed case studies of past and present events are presented in a historical narrative, making use of the most recent scholarship.

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  • Examines a range of disasters including volcanoes, earthquakes, floods, landslides, hurricanes, famines, and more
  • Highlights the role of science in studying natural disasters and describes the mechanisms responsible for them
  • Features a range of case studies which can be used in conjunction with one another or as standalone examples
  • Covers scientific material in a lucid and accessible style suited toundergraduate students or those outside of scientific disciplines
  • Traces the transition of our understanding of disasters, from religious and superstitious explanations to contemporary scientific accounts

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