[Ebook] ➥ Catastrophes! Author Donald R. Prothero – Writerscompany.co.uk

Catastrophes! PDevastating Natural Disasters Have Profoundly Shaped Human History, Leaving Us With A Respect For The Mighty Power Of The Earthmdash And A Humbling View Of Our Future Paleontologist And Geologist Donald R Prothero Tells The Harrowing Human Stories Behind These Catastrophic Events.PProthero Describes In Gripping Detail Some Of The Most Important Natural Disasters In History 58 PAcirc Bull The New Madrid, Missouri, Earthquakes Of 1811ndash 1812 That Caused Church Bells To Ring In BostonAcirc Bull The 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami That Killed Than 230,000 PeopleAcirc Bull The Massive Volcanic Eruptions Of Krakatau, Mount Tambora, Mount Vesuvius, Mount St Helens, And Nevado Del RuizPHis Clear And Straightforward Explanations Of The Forces That Caused These Disasters Accompany Gut Wrenching Accounts Of Terrifying Human Experiences And A Staggering Loss Of Human Life PFloods That Wash Out Whole Regions, Earthquakes That Level A Single Country, Hurricanes That Destroy Everything In Their Pathmdash All Are Here To Remind Us Of How Little Control We Have Over The Natural World Dramatic Photographs And Eyewitness Accounts Recall The Devastation Wrought By These Events, And The Peoplemdash Both Heroes And Foolsmdash That Are Caught Up In The Earth S Relentless Forces PEerie, Fascinating, And Often Moving, These Tales Of Geologic History And Human Fortitude And Folly Will Stay With You Long After You Put The Book Down.


About the Author: Donald R. Prothero

Donald R Prothero is a Professor of Geology at Occidental College and Lecturer in Geobiology at the California Institute of Technology He teaches Physical and Historical Geology, Sedimentary Geology, and Paleontology His specialties are mammalian paleontology and magnetic stratigraphy of the Cenozoic His current research focuses on the dating of the climatic changes that occurred between 30 an



10 thoughts on “Catastrophes!

  1. says:

    Since the dawn of human history, catastrophes like earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and blizzards have been seen by many as the capricious acts of a wrathful Deity bent on punishing humanity Even today, most might ascribe such disaster


  2. says:

    Catastrophes Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Tornadoes, and Other Earth Shattering Disasters By Donald R Prothero Catastrophes is a first rate look at natural disasters from a paleontological approach Inspired by the catastrophe of the 2004 Indian Oce


  3. says:

    Not a bad account of various disasters, though obviously written very fast and without checking the facts too thoroughly the Pompeian episode, which I know better than others, as well as the Lisbon one, have some obvious mistakes, mostly in numbers Oth


  4. says:

    As files to wanton boys, are we to th gods, they kill us for their sport Gloucester King Lear Act 4 Scene 1 This book chronicles some of the greatest natural disasters in human history and the mechanics that make them so deadly With a clear, straight forward st


  5. says:

    It is what it claims to be an overview of types and examples of natural disasters that afflict our world It provides a fairly good overview of the most dangerous and catastrophic events that humanity has experienced while offering reasons for some of the major events an


  6. says:

    Very interesting and readable book for a non science reader like me interested in geology, climate, and history The book is divided into chapters about different types of disasters the earthquake chapter starts with a description of how the 1755 Lisbon earthquake crushed the Eur


  7. says:

    Naturally occurring catastrophes are fascinating and frightening We had just visit New Madrid, Missouri, the site of hundreds of earthquakes between 1811 and 1812 so I was intrigued and wanted to learn I also wanted to learn about the zones susceptible to hurricanes, the how and the wh


  8. says:

    A noteworthy contribution to our understanding of our planet Very readable and interesting on several levels, with a powerful ending that hits the reader with a gut punch that shocks us in the knowledge that, despite how explosive the catastrophic tsunamis, tornadoes, earthquakes and hurricanes a


  9. says:

    Don Prothero is a science hero of mine and he is a genuinely nice guy with a lovely family I suppose since I have heard Don speak on a number of these issues there was not too much for me to learn in this, his latest book If you never read Prothero, I suggest you begin with ...


  10. says:

    From a geologist, this is a survey of major natural disasters, each chapter going through the physical mechanics of the event, then well documented historical instances, wrapping up with attempts to predict and mitigate the damages caused.


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