The Illustrated History of Natural Disasters

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Springer Science & Business Media, 14 mar. 2010 - 203 pagini
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This book tells the story of the Earth itself, explaining the interplay of its gradual geologi- levolution, presented as a generally slow and safe process, with the sudden manifestations of natural hazards, which involve disasters that affect the environment and lead to huge material damage and human losses. The natural forces at play, whether they are violent explosions ofvolcanic eruptions or almost imperceptible deformations of subsurface rock strata, nally- sulting in devastating earthquakes, all control the existence and destiny of a certain part of the global population. The development of man’s existence down through history has depended upon his understanding of the world in which he lives, and upon his ability to turn to his own best use the materials that were there for the taking. However, he has had not only to furnish himself with food, water, building materials, and energy to protect himself against occasional natural adversities. Protecting himself from them meant comprehending their causes, and the essential core of his understanding was in recording and depicting them. This book is written for anyone interested in the Earth in general, and in natural disasters in particular, presenting a unique collection of historical illustrations of volcanic eruptions and earthquake events and their repercussions. The book represents a golden mean between sci- ti c and popular works.
 

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Volcanoes Earthquakes and Tsunamis
13
Volcanoes
21
Earthquakes
27
Tsunamis
34
Plate Tectonic Theory
39
VesuviusSomma Volcano Bay of Naples Italy
45
Etna Volcano Sicily
55
Stromboli Volcano Lipari Tyrrhenian Sea
62
Basel Earthquake 1356
117
Rhodes Earthquake 1481
119
Istanbul Earthquake 1566
121
Two Earthquakes at Yedo Tokyo Around 1650 ? and in 1855
123
Earthquake at Port Royal Jamaica 1692
128
Great Lisbon Earthquake of 1755
131
Calabrian Earthquakes of 1783 and Later On
143
Valona Albania Earthquake 1851
148

Phleghraean Fields
67
SantorinThira Volcano Greece
73
Ferdinandea a New Submarine Volcano
77
Volcanism in Iceland
79
Pico de Teide Tenerife Island Canary Archipelago
83
Mount Pelťe Volcano Martinique
86
Orizaba Volcano Mexico
89
Jorullo Volcano Mexico
91
Pacaya Volcano Guatemala
93
Cotopaxi Volcano Ecuador
95
Chimborazo Mountain Ecuador
97
Antuco Volcano Chile
99
KusatsuShirane Mt Japan 1660s Eruption
101
Volcanoes of Indonesia
103
Gamkonoro Mt Moluccas Islands
107
Avacha Volcano Kamchatka Far East Russia
109
Volcanoes of the Hawaiian Archipelago
111
Kiyev Earthquake 1230
113
AixenProvence Earthquake 1708
115
Zagreb Agram Earthquake Croatia 1880
151
Ischia 1881 and Casamicciola 1883
155
Imperia Earthquake FrenchItalian Riviera 1887
157
Earthquake at Shemakha Azerbaijan 1902
159
Submarine Explosion Near Juan Fernadez Island Chile in 1835 or 1837
160
Guadeloupe Earthquake Antilles 1843
163
San Josť Earthquake Costa Rica 1888
165
The 1861 Earthquake at Mendoza Argentina
167
ArequipaArica Earthquake PeruChile Border Zone 1868
169
San Salvador Earthquake Salvador 1873
171
Charleston Earthquake South Carolina USA 1886
173
Hayward Earthquake 1868
177
The 1906 Great San Francisco Earthquake
179
Two Calabrian Earthquakes 1905 and 1908
183
Milestones of Seismology
187
Bibliography
193
Index
197
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