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America's Great Disasters

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ISBN-10: 0060291079

ISBN-13: 9780060291075

Edition: 2002

Authors: Martin W. Sandler, Martin W. Sandler

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For more than two centuries, Americans have proven themselves to be courageous and strong. These qualities are never more important than in the face of nature's destructive forces or the dangers brought about by the innovations of the industrial revolution. The San Francisco earthquake, which reduced much of the city to rubble; the sinking of the steamship Sultana, the worst American maritime disaster of all time; and the Johnston flood, which washed away an entire town, are only a few of the calamities to have befallen this country. Through the use of photographs, engravings, and newspaper clippings that detail some of the worst disasters ever to confront this country, author Martin W.…    
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Book details

List price: $17.99
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 96
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

Disasters at Sea: The Sultana Explosionp. 5
Flood: Rising Waters: The Johnstown Floodp. 15
Droughts and Dust: Disaster From the Parched Earth: The Dust Bowlp. 27
Fire: the Ever-Present Danger: The Wisconsin Forest Firep. 37
Hurricanes: Nature's Fury Unleashed: The Galveston Hurricanep. 47
Blizzards: Disasters from the Sky: The Blizzard of'88p. 57
Disease: Nature's Greatest Disaster: The Influenza Epidemic of 1918-19p. 65
Earthquakes: the Restless Earth: The San Francisco Earthquakep. 73
Volcanoes: Danger from Beneath the Earth: The Mount St. Helens Eruptionp. 85
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