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A history of civilization in 50 disasters, [Gale Eaton]

Label
A history of civilization in 50 disasters
Title
A history of civilization in 50 disasters
Statement of responsibility
[Gale Eaton]
Title variation
History of civilization in fifty disasters
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Discusses the circumstances surrounding fifty disasters, from the Campanian Ignimbrite super-eruption in 37,000 BC to the 2014 Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Eaton, Gale
Dewey number
909
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Intended audience
Ages 12 and up
LC call number
D24
LC item number
.E197 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
History in 50
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Disasters
  • Natural disasters
  • World history
  • Disasters
  • Natural disasters
  • World history
Target audience
juvenile
Label
A history of civilization in 50 disasters, [Gale Eaton]
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 159-193) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
37,000 BC: Neanderthals and the Campanian Ignimbrite Eruption -- 1600 BC: Eruption at Santorini undermines Minoan civilization -- AD 64: Emperor Nero blames great fire on unpopular cult -- AD 79: Vesuvius buries Pompeii and Herculaneum -- 536: The case of the mysterious ash -- 541: Justinian's plague weakens the Byzantine empire -- 1287: St. Lucia's flood creates a new sea -- 1315-1317: Great famine starves Northwestern Europe -- 1348-1353: The Black Death depopulates Europe -- 1450: Little Ice Age empties a viking colony -- 1507-1537: Smallpox conquers the Western hemisphere -- 1556: Deadliest earthquake ever levels Shaanxi -- 1600: Huaynaputina erupts in Peru -- 1616-1619: Epidemic readies Massachusetts for English settlement -- 1666: The Great Fire of London -- Papist plot burns out the plague? -- 1755: Earthquake in Lisbon shakes Europe's philosophers -- 1815: Mt. Tambora takes more lives than the Battle of Waterloo -- 1817: Colonialism helps cholera go global -- 1845-1852: The Irish potato famine sows bitterness and distrust -- 1871: Irish poor blamed for burning of dry, windy Chicago -- 1878: Yellow fever in the American South -- 1883: Eruption of Krakatoa drives scientific advance and colonial discord -- 1887: The Yellow river floods -- 1899: The Honolulu board of Health burns out bubonic plague -- 1902: Mt. Pelée buries a city -- 1906: San Francisco shakes and burns -- 1908: Tunguska asteroid levels forest in Siberia -- 1918: Influenza kills more than World War I -- 1919: The Great Molasses Flood blamed on anarchists -- 1923: Kanto earthquake flattens Tokyo and Yokohama; Koreans massacred -- 1938: Unpredicted hurricane batters New England -- 1952: Killer smog shrouds London -- 1968-1985: Drought in the Sahel starves Sub-Saharan Africa -- 1970-1975: Smallpox eradicated in Bangladesh -- 1976: Earthquake wipes out Chinese city of Tangshan as Mao lies dying -- 1981: Mystery disease, AIDS, becomes a dreaded pandemic -- 1984: Leak from insecticide factory poisons City of Bhopal -- 1985: Nevado del Ruiz eruption buries town of Armero on International TV -- 1986: Meltdown at Chernobyl nuclear facility leaves dead zone in Ukraine -- 1993: Arsenic in Bengali drinking water -- 1996-2014: Nigerians resist a polio eradication campaign -- 1997: Southeast Asian haze -- 2003: Was the lethal European heat wave caused by climate change? -- 2004: Indonesian earthquake and tsunami trigger international relief effort -- 2005: Hurricane Katrina swamps the U.S. Gulf Coast -- 2010: Earthquake meets poverty in Port-au-Prince, Haiti -- 2010: The deepwater horizon oil spill threatens Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic -- 2011: Tohoku earthquake and tsumani batter Fukushima nuclear reactors -- 2014: Ebola virus disease (EVD) erupts in West Africa -- Disaster in the making: Anthropogenic climate change in the Twenty-First century
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First hardcover edition.
Extent
xvi, 223 pages
Isbn
9780884484899
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2015031010
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • 2628985
  • (OCoLC)915250995
  • (OCoLC)ocn915250995
  • 2409512
  • 2628985
  • 3487223
Label
A history of civilization in 50 disasters, [Gale Eaton]
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 159-193) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
37,000 BC: Neanderthals and the Campanian Ignimbrite Eruption -- 1600 BC: Eruption at Santorini undermines Minoan civilization -- AD 64: Emperor Nero blames great fire on unpopular cult -- AD 79: Vesuvius buries Pompeii and Herculaneum -- 536: The case of the mysterious ash -- 541: Justinian's plague weakens the Byzantine empire -- 1287: St. Lucia's flood creates a new sea -- 1315-1317: Great famine starves Northwestern Europe -- 1348-1353: The Black Death depopulates Europe -- 1450: Little Ice Age empties a viking colony -- 1507-1537: Smallpox conquers the Western hemisphere -- 1556: Deadliest earthquake ever levels Shaanxi -- 1600: Huaynaputina erupts in Peru -- 1616-1619: Epidemic readies Massachusetts for English settlement -- 1666: The Great Fire of London -- Papist plot burns out the plague? -- 1755: Earthquake in Lisbon shakes Europe's philosophers -- 1815: Mt. Tambora takes more lives than the Battle of Waterloo -- 1817: Colonialism helps cholera go global -- 1845-1852: The Irish potato famine sows bitterness and distrust -- 1871: Irish poor blamed for burning of dry, windy Chicago -- 1878: Yellow fever in the American South -- 1883: Eruption of Krakatoa drives scientific advance and colonial discord -- 1887: The Yellow river floods -- 1899: The Honolulu board of Health burns out bubonic plague -- 1902: Mt. Pelée buries a city -- 1906: San Francisco shakes and burns -- 1908: Tunguska asteroid levels forest in Siberia -- 1918: Influenza kills more than World War I -- 1919: The Great Molasses Flood blamed on anarchists -- 1923: Kanto earthquake flattens Tokyo and Yokohama; Koreans massacred -- 1938: Unpredicted hurricane batters New England -- 1952: Killer smog shrouds London -- 1968-1985: Drought in the Sahel starves Sub-Saharan Africa -- 1970-1975: Smallpox eradicated in Bangladesh -- 1976: Earthquake wipes out Chinese city of Tangshan as Mao lies dying -- 1981: Mystery disease, AIDS, becomes a dreaded pandemic -- 1984: Leak from insecticide factory poisons City of Bhopal -- 1985: Nevado del Ruiz eruption buries town of Armero on International TV -- 1986: Meltdown at Chernobyl nuclear facility leaves dead zone in Ukraine -- 1993: Arsenic in Bengali drinking water -- 1996-2014: Nigerians resist a polio eradication campaign -- 1997: Southeast Asian haze -- 2003: Was the lethal European heat wave caused by climate change? -- 2004: Indonesian earthquake and tsunami trigger international relief effort -- 2005: Hurricane Katrina swamps the U.S. Gulf Coast -- 2010: Earthquake meets poverty in Port-au-Prince, Haiti -- 2010: The deepwater horizon oil spill threatens Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic -- 2011: Tohoku earthquake and tsumani batter Fukushima nuclear reactors -- 2014: Ebola virus disease (EVD) erupts in West Africa -- Disaster in the making: Anthropogenic climate change in the Twenty-First century
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First hardcover edition.
Extent
xvi, 223 pages
Isbn
9780884484899
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2015031010
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • 2628985
  • (OCoLC)915250995
  • (OCoLC)ocn915250995
  • 2409512
  • 2628985
  • 3487223

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