Disasters That Shook the World

Disasters That Shook the World

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Tells the full story of history's most memorable man-made disasters, from the sinking of the "Titanic "to the explosions of the space shuttles "Challenger" and "Columbia."
Publisher: New York : Time Books, c2012
ISBN: 9781603202473
1603202471
Characteristics: 106 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Knauer, Kelly
Alternative Title: Time

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Oct 19, 2013

Disasters that Shook the World --- by TIME --- edited by Kelly Knaur. A very thin compendium of, as the title suggests, disasters that shook the world. You’ll find Chernobyl and Bophal; there’s there’s the Concorde and the Titanic; as well as the Exxon Valdez and Gulf Oil Spill. Some natural disasters are there: New Orleans an d the hurricane but others are strangely missing: a whole slew of California earthquakes including the one in 1906 that destroyed the entire city is totally unaccounted for.
But I can understand. There have been so many disasters some natural, some not so; some very newsworthy others obscure; some close to home while others were buried on the other side of the world.
It is an interesting little book. Just a few facts, a couple of pictures, and then on to the next disaster. Junior researchers take note: only 106 pages long.

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