Natural Disasters

ISBN-10: 0816070016

ISBN-13: 9780816070015

Edition: 3rd (Revised)

Authors: Lee Davis
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Description: "From the Black Death to the recent devastating effects of global warming, Natural Disasters, New Edition provides a comprehensive international survey of natural calamities that have ravaged humans and altered the course of history. Featuring more than 500 entries - nearly 50 of them new and many more updated - this reference covers avalanches and landslides, earthquakes, famines and droughts, floods, plagues and epidemics, cyclones, hurricanes, icestorms and snowstorms, tornadoes, typhoons, storms, and volcanic eruptions and natural explosions." "The book is organized by disaster type, with entries presented in alphabetical order and arranged by the country or geographical entity in which the event occurred. Each section begins with an alphabetical listing by country of the worst recorded events by type, a chronology of relevant disasters by category, and an introduction. In addition to providing the basic facts of each disaster, the text offers important background information on each event and explores its ultimate impact on humans and the environment. Compelling eyewitness accounts are also presented."--BOOK JACKET.

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Book details

List price: $24.95
Edition: 3rd
Publisher: Facts On File, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/1/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.970
Language: English

Essence bestselling author Donna Hill began her career in 1987 with short stories and her first novel was published in 1990. She now has more than seventy published titles to her credit, and three of her novels have been adapted for television. Donna has been featured in Essence , the New York Daily News, USA TODAY, Black Enterprise and other publications. Donna lives in Brooklyn, NY with her family.For over 35 years, Lee Davis excelled in selling and sales management for a Fortune 500 company. In this concise and incisive book, he brings his experience and expertise to individuals who want to accelerate their sales careers. He consults in market research and offers sales training to companies who would benefit from his proven methods for success as their sole or supplemental sales program.Lee and his wife, Jacque, travel extensively, enjoy the scenic beauty of America, and visit the parks, monuments, and museums that exhibit our impressive national heritage.

Avalanches and Landslides
Earthquakes
Famines and Droughts
Floods
Plagues and Epidemics
Cyclones
Hurricanes
Icestorms and Snowstorms
Tornadoes
Storms
Typhoons
Volcanic Eruptions and Natural Explosions
Selected Bibliography
Web Sources
Index
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