Catastrophes!



PDevastating natural disasters have profoundly shaped human history, leaving us with a respect for the mighty power of the earthmdash and a humbling view of our future Paleontologist and geologist Donald R Prothero tells the harrowing human stories behind these catastrophic events.PProthero describes in gripping detail some of the most important natural disasters in history 58 PAcirc bull the New Madrid, Missouri, earthquakes of 1811ndash 1812 that caused church bells to ring in BostonAcirc bull the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami that killed than 230,000 peopleAcirc bull the massive volcanic eruptions of Krakatau, Mount Tambora, Mount Vesuvius, Mount St Helens, and Nevado del RuizPHis clear and straightforward explanations of the forces that caused these disasters accompany gut wrenching accounts of terrifying human experiences and a staggering loss of human life PFloods that wash out whole regions, earthquakes that level a single country, hurricanes that destroy everything in their pathmdash all are here to remind us of how little control we have over the natural world Dramatic photographs and eyewitness accounts recall the devastation wrought by these events, and the peoplemdash both heroes and foolsmdash that are caught up in the earth s relentless forces PEerie, fascinating, and often moving, these tales of geologic history and human fortitude and folly will stay with you long after you put the book down. Read Catastrophes! author Donald R. Prothero – e17streets4all.co.ukCatastrophes!

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  • Hardcover
  • 307 pages
  • Catastrophes!
  • Donald R. Prothero
  • English
  • 17 January 2018
  • 1421401479

10 thoughts on “Catastrophes!

  1. says:

    Since the dawn of human history, catastrophes like earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and blizzards have been seen by many as the capricious acts of a wrathful Deity bent on punishing humanity Even today, most might ascribe such disasters as the work of Divine Providence run amok, instead of belonging to an ongoing series of naturally occurring geological and meteorological events Catastrophes Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Tornadoes, and other Earth Shattering Disasters is a revealing, often insightf Since the dawn of human history, catastrophes like earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and blizzards have been seen by many as the capricious acts of a wrathful Deity bent on punishing humanity Even today, most might ascribe such disasters as the work of Divine Providence run amok, instead of belonging to an ongoi...

  2. says:

    Catastrophes Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Tornadoes, and Other Earth Shattering Disasters By Donald R Prothero Catastrophes is a first rate look at natural disasters from apaleontological approach Inspired by the catastrophe of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, acclaimed science author and educator Donald R Prothero provides not only a fascinating look at catastrophes by category but shares many stories of the scientists and people affected by them This captivating 360 page book includes th Catastrophes Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Tornadoes, and Other Earth Shattering Disasters By Donald R Prothero Catastrophes is a first rate look at natural disasters from apaleontological approach Inspired by the catastrophe of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, acclaimed science author and educator Donald R Prothero provides not only a fascinating look at catastrophes by category but shares many stories of the scientists and people affected by them This captivating 360 page book includes the following twelve chapters 1 Earthquakes The Earth in Upheaval, 2 Tsunamis The Sea Rises Up, 3 Volcanoes Hell s Cauldron, 4 Landslides Gravity ...

  3. says:

    Not a bad account of various disasters, though obviously written very fast and without checking the facts too thoroughly the Pompeian episode, which I know better than others, as well as the Lisbon one, have some obvious mistakes, mostly in numbers Otherwise useful, though at an early po...

  4. says:

    As files to wanton boys, are we to th gods, they kill us for their sport Gloucester King Lear Act 4 Scene 1 This book chronicles some of the greatest natural disasters in human history and the mechanics that make them so deadly With a clear, straight forward style, Prothero recounts the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake, the 2004 Indian Tsunami, The Great Scablands Floods and many other such catastrophes that continue to remind us of just how fragile life is and how delicate our situation here o As files to wanton boys, are we to th gods, they kill us for their sport Gloucester King Lear Act 4 Scene 1 This book chronicles some of the greatest natural disasters in human history and the mechanics that make them so deadly With a clear, straight forward style, Prothero recounts the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake, the 2004 Indian Tsunami, The Great Scablands Floods and many other such catastrophes that continue to remind us of just how fragile life is and how delicate our situation here on Earth is That s the great part of this book it s not just a shock awe coffee table book with lots of pictures and scary captions It s a book that weaves history and science together with a message of humility before Nature Best of all, the last three chapters of the book focus on the ongoing crises of global warming and ove...

  5. says:

    It is what it claims to be an overview of types and examples of natural disasters that afflict our world It provides a fairly good overview of the most dangerous and catastrophic events that humanity has experienced while offering reasons for some of the major events and suggestions as to how such occurrences can be mitigated in the future The writing style is clear and concise, not overly flowery or needlessly gruesome.I have this book for stars because most of the material was exactly as de It is what it claims to be an overview of types and examples of natural disasters that afflict...

  6. says:

    Very interesting and readable book for a non science reader like me interested in geology, climate, and history The book is divided into chapters about different types of disasters the earthquake chapter starts with a description of how the 1755 Lisbon earthquake crushed the European optimistic spirit of its times We all know about the Christmas Indian Ocean tsunami now but interesting to read about it in context with other disasterous tsunamis that have hit coasts in the past Earthquake Very interesting and readable book for a non science reader like me interested in geology, climate, and history The book is divided into chapters about different types of disasters the earthquake chapter starts with a description of how the 1755 Lisbon earthquake ...

  7. says:

    Naturally occurring catastrophes are fascinating and frightening We had just visit New Madrid, Missouri, the site of hundreds of earthquakes between 1811 and 1812 so I was intrigued and wanted to learnI also wanted to learnabout the zones susceptible to hurricanes, the how and the why There were several...

  8. says:

    A noteworthy contribution to our understanding of our planet Very readable and interesting on several levels, with a powerful ending that hits the reader with a gut punch that shocks us in the knowledge that, despite how explosive the catastrophic tsunamis, tornadoes, earthquakes and hurricanes are, the greatest threats to our well being, both in the short and long term, are the flooding, drought and climatic changes that we are bringing on ourselves as the result of man made global warming Th A notewo...

  9. says:

    Don Prothero is a science hero of mine and he is a genuinely nice guy with a lovely family I suppose since I have heard Don speak on a number of these issues there was not too much for me to learn in this, his latest book If yo...

  10. says:

    From a geologist, this is a survey of major natural disasters, each chapter going through the physical mechanics of the event, then well documented historical instances, wrapping up with attempts to predict and mitigate the damages caused.

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