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When the Planet Rages Natural Disasters, Global Warming and the Future of the Earth

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ISBN-10: 019537701X

ISBN-13: 9780195377019

Edition: 2009

Authors: Charles Officer, Jake Page

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In New England, 1816 was called the Year Without a Summer. Crops failed throughout America and, in Western Europe, it was even worse, with food riots and armed groups raiding bakeries and grain markets. All this turmoil followed a catastrophic volcanic eruption--a year earlier on the other side of the world--the eruption of Tambora, a blast heard almost a thousand miles away. In When the Planet Rages, Charles Officer and Jake Page describe some of the great events of environmental history, from calamities such as the Lisbon earthquake of 1755 (the greatest in recorded history) and the ice ages, to recent man-made disasters such as Chernobyl, acid rain, and the depletion of the ozone layer.…    
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Book details

List price: $21.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 8/15/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.10" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Jake Page has been editor of Natural History magazine and science editor of Smithsonian magazine. He lives in Corrales, New Mexico.