Natural Disasters That Changed HistoryUnknown - 2003
Did a meteorite wipe out the dinosaurs and allow for human evolution? Did an earthquake usher in the rise of Greek civilization? Did a snowstorm help create the New York subway? The answer to all these questions is a resounding yes! Over and over again, natural disasters have influenced the course of human history in ways great and small. From the Great Fire of London to the Great Kanto Quake, Bryn Barnard describes ten key moments when natural disasters have played a significant role in shaping our history. Highlighted with vivid and meticulously researched illustrations, Dangerous Planet demonstrates the mighty force of planet Earth--and the role humanity must play in its survival
Publisher: New York : Crown Publishers, 2003.
Edition: First edition
Branch Call Number: j 363.34 BARNARD
Characteristics: 48 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 32 cm.
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