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The Resource Notable natural disasters, edited by Robert S. Carmichael, Ph.D., University of Iowa

Notable natural disasters, edited by Robert S. Carmichael, Ph.D., University of Iowa

Label
Notable natural disasters
Title
Notable natural disasters
Statement of responsibility
edited by Robert S. Carmichael, Ph.D., University of Iowa
Title variation
Earth's notable natural diasters
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Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Disasters can be defined as calamitous events which cause great harm or damage. Disasters can become important elements in historical memory for individuals and societies around the world, just as they can provoke concern about the unpredictability of the future. Some disasters are natural, meaning they are caused by uncontrollable forces of nature. Earthquakes, tsunami waves, volcanic eruptions, tornadoes and hurricanes, blizzards, many wildfires, and most landslides and floods can be considered natural events without complication. But others are a combination of spontaneous natural occurrences and elements of human activity like carelessness, failure of design or technology, inadequate planning, or lack of response. The human element can cause or make worse the consequences of an event; here we include some epidemics, droughts, explosion, floods, fires, environmental pollution such as oil or chemical spills, nuclear accidents, maritime and flight disasters. Some disasters are rapid, dramatic, and unexpected, while others are slow to become evident. Some are local events like landslides, wildfires, or tornadoes. Others have a regional effect and consequence, such as earthquakes, volcanoes, major flooding, hurricanes, or environmental accidents and pollution. Others still are large-scale and even global in character, such as might be the case for a large catastrophic meteorite impact or global climate change. -- publisher
  • Notable Natural Disasters presents both the underlying principles and science behind disasters, and a description of the greatest or most memorable of such events. The significance of an event is related to the momentous nature of the occurrence, its effect and consequences. These can include the number of people killed or injured, harm to the health of humans and other life, environmental degradation, and human activity disrupted. In addition to immediate tragedy and turmoil, there can be local or widespread economic effects related to the ruin of infrastructure, the relocation of populations, and the impairment of public services or industrial and commercial activity. This work is intended to be informational and educational, with interesting narrative details that contribute both a technical and a human dimension. By considering the causes, geographic frequency, and the likelihood of disasters, we will better understand their origins and also appreciate the need for anticipating many events of a geological, meteorological, technological, or environmental nature. With the benefit of hindsight and by studying the historical record, communities can attempt to design structures and modify lifestyles so that they are better equipped to withstand the consequences of hazards. -- publisher
Cataloging source
DON
Dewey number
363.34
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GB5014
LC item number
.N373 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Natural disasters
Label
Notable natural disasters, edited by Robert S. Carmichael, Ph.D., University of Iowa
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Volume 1. Overviews -- Volume 2. Events to 1970 -- Volume 3. Events 1971 to 2016
  • Dust Storms and Sandstorms
  • Earthquakes
  • El Niño
  • Epidemics
  • Explosions
  • Famines
  • Fires
  • Floods
  • Fog
  • Heat Waves
  • Volume 1
  • Hurricanes, Typhoons, and Cyclones
  • Icebergs and Glaciers
  • Landslides, Mudslides, and Rockslides
  • Lightning Strikes
  • Meteorites and Comets
  • Smog
  • Tornadoes
  • Tsunamis
  • Volcanic Eruptions
  • Wind Gusts
  • Publisher's Note
  • Introduction
  • Contributors
  • Overviews
  • Avalanches
  • Blizzards, Freezes, Ice Storms, and Hail
  • Droughts
  • 1200: Egypt Famine
  • 1287: St. Lucia's Flood
  • 1290: Chihli Earthquake
  • 1320: The Black Death
  • 1520: Aztec Empire Smallpox Epidemic
  • 1556: Shaanxi Earthquake
  • 1657: The Meireki Fire
  • 1665: The Great Plague of London
  • 1666: The Great Fire of London
  • 1669: Etna Eruption
  • Volume 2-Events to 1970
  • 1692: The Port Royal Earthquake
  • 1737: Great Bengal Cyclone
  • 1755: The Lisbon Earthquake
  • 1780: Tabriz Earthquake
  • 1783: Laki Eruption
  • 1792: Unzen Earthquake and Tsunami
  • 1811: New Madrid Earthquakes
  • 1815: Tambora Eruption
  • 1835: Concepción Earthquake
  • 1839: Coringa Cyclone
  • c. 65,000,000 b.c.e.: Yucatán Crater
  • 1845: The Great Irish Famine
  • 1871: The Great Peshtigo Fire
  • 1871: The Great Chicago Fire
  • 1872: The Great Boston Fire
  • 1878: The Great Yellow Fever Epidemic
  • 1880: The Seaham Colliery Disaster
  • 1883: Krakatau Eruption
  • 1887: Yellow River Flood
  • 1888: The Great Blizzard of 1888
  • 1889: The Johnstown Flood
  • c. 1470 b.c.e.: Thera Eruption
  • 1892: Cholera Pandemic
  • 1896: The Great Cyclone of 1896
  • 1896: Sanriku Tsunami
  • 1900: The Galveston Hurricane
  • 1900: Typhoid Mary
  • 1902: Pelée Eruption
  • 1906: The Great San Francisco Earthquake
  • 1908: The Tunguska Event
  • 1908: The Messina Earthquake
  • 1909: The Cherry Mine Disaster
  • 430 b.c.e.: The Plague of Athens
  • 1912: Sinking of RMS Titanic
  • 1914: The Eccles Mine Disaster--
  • 1914: Empress of Ireland Sinking
  • 1915: Eastland Disaster
  • 1916: The Great Polio Epidemic
  • 1916: WWI Alpine Avalanches
  • 1918: The Great Flu Pandemic
  • 1920: Gansu Province Earthquake
  • 1923: The Great Kwanto Earthquake
  • 1925: The Great Tri-State Tornado
  • 64 c.e.: The Great Fire of Rome
  • 1926: The Great Miami Hurricane
  • 1928: St. Francis Dam Collapse
  • 1928: The San Felipe Hurricane--
  • 1931: Yangtze River Flood of 1931
  • 1932: The Dust Bowl
  • 1935: Labor Day Hurricane
  • 1935: Yangtze River Flood of 1935
  • 1937: The Hindenburg Disaster
  • 1938: The Great New England Hurricane of 1938
  • 1946: The Aleutian Tsunami
  • 79 c.e.: Vesuvius Eruption
  • 1947: The Texas City Disaster
  • 1950s - 1960s: Minamata Bay Mercury Poisoning
  • 1952: The Great London Smog
  • 1953: The North Sea Flood
  • 1957: Hurricane Audrey
  • 1959: The Great Leap Forward Famine
  • 1960: Valdivia Earthquake
  • 1962: Mount Huascarán Avalanche
  • 1963: Surtsey Island
  • 1963: The Vaiont Dam Disaster
  • 365 c.e.: Crete Earthquake
  • 1964: The Great Alaska Earthquake
  • 1965: Taal Volcano Eruption
  • 1965: The Palm Sunday Outbreak
  • 1966: The Aberfan Disaster
  • 1969: Santa Barbara Oil Spill
  • 1969: Hurricane Camille
  • 1970: The Ancash Earthquake
  • 1970: The Bhola Cyclone
  • 526: The Antioch Earthquake
  • 1976: Legionnaires' Disease
  • 1976: The Tangshan Earthquake
  • 1979: Three Mile Island
  • 1980's: HIV/AIDS Pandemic
  • 1980: Mount St. Helens Eruption
  • 1982: El Chichón Eruption
  • 1982: Pacific Ocean
  • 1984: Africa Famine
  • 1984: Bhopal Disaster
  • 1985: Japan Airlines Flight 123 Disaster
  • Volume 3-Events 1971 to 2016
  • 1985: The Mexico City Earthquake
  • 1986: Space Shuttle Challenger Explodes
  • 1986: Chernobyl Nuclear Accident
  • 1986: The Lake Nyos Disaster
  • 1987: Typhoon Nina (Sisang)
  • 1988: Yellowstone National Park
  • 1988: The Leninakan Earthquake
  • 1989: Exxon Valdez Disaster
  • 1989: Hurricane Hugo
  • 1989: The Loma Prieta Earthquake
  • 1971: Flood in Hanoi and the Red River Delta
  • 1991: Bangladesh Cyclone of 1991
  • 1991: Pinatubo Eruption
  • 1991: The Oakland Hills Fire
  • 1992: Hurricane Andrew
  • 1993: The Great Mississippi River Flood of 1993
  • 1994: The Northridge Earthquake
  • 1995: The Kobe Earthquake
  • 1995: Ebola Outbreak
  • 1995: Chicago Heat Wave
  • 1996: Blizzard of '96
  • 1972: Iran Blizzard
  • 1996: The Mount Everest Disaster
  • 1997: The Jarrell Tornado
  • 1997: Soufrière Hills Eruption
  • 1998: Yangtze River Flood
  • 1998: Papua New Guinea Tsunami
  • 1998: Hurricane Mitch
  • 1999: The Galtür Avalanche
  • 1999: The Oklahoma Tornado Outbreak
  • 1999: The Ïzmit Earthquake
  • 2002: SARS Epidemic
  • 1972: Hong Kong Landslide Disaster
  • 2003: European Heat Wave
  • 2003: The Fire Siege of 2003
  • 2003: The Bam Earthquake
  • 2004: The Indian Ocean Tsunami
  • 2005: Hurricane Katrina
  • 2005: The Kashmir Earthquake
  • 2006: The Leyte Mudslide
  • 2008: Blizzard in Afghanistan
  • 2008: Earthquake in Sichuan Province, China
  • 2009: "Swine Flu" Influenza Pandemic
  • 1973: Heimaey Island
  • 2009: L'Aquila Earthquake
  • 2010: BP/Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill
  • 2010: Concepción Earthquake
  • 2010: Haiti Earthquake
  • 2010: Eyjafjallajökull Eruption
  • 2010: Yushu Earthquake
  • 2010-11: Queensland Floods
  • 2011: Hurricane Irene
  • 2011: Fukushima Disaster
  • 2011: Van Earthquake
  • 1974: The Jumbo Outbreak
  • 2012: Hurricane Sandy
  • 2013: Rana Plaza Collapse
  • 2014: Oso Landslide
  • 2015: Nepal Earthquake
  • 2015: Mount Everest Avalanches
  • 2015: Tropical Storm Erika
  • 2015: Valley Fire
  • 2015: Hurricane Joaquin
  • 2015: Hurricane Patricia
  • 2015-16: Zika Epidemic
  • 1975: Typhoon Nina
  • 2016: Alberta Wildfire
  • 1976: Ebola Outbreaks
Control code
ocn985344459
Dimensions
26 cm
Edition
Second edition.
Extent
3 volumes (xxiii, xv, xv, 1132 pages)
Isbn
9781682173343
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)985344459
Label
Notable natural disasters, edited by Robert S. Carmichael, Ph.D., University of Iowa
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Volume 1. Overviews -- Volume 2. Events to 1970 -- Volume 3. Events 1971 to 2016
  • Dust Storms and Sandstorms
  • Earthquakes
  • El Niño
  • Epidemics
  • Explosions
  • Famines
  • Fires
  • Floods
  • Fog
  • Heat Waves
  • Volume 1
  • Hurricanes, Typhoons, and Cyclones
  • Icebergs and Glaciers
  • Landslides, Mudslides, and Rockslides
  • Lightning Strikes
  • Meteorites and Comets
  • Smog
  • Tornadoes
  • Tsunamis
  • Volcanic Eruptions
  • Wind Gusts
  • Publisher's Note
  • Introduction
  • Contributors
  • Overviews
  • Avalanches
  • Blizzards, Freezes, Ice Storms, and Hail
  • Droughts
  • 1200: Egypt Famine
  • 1287: St. Lucia's Flood
  • 1290: Chihli Earthquake
  • 1320: The Black Death
  • 1520: Aztec Empire Smallpox Epidemic
  • 1556: Shaanxi Earthquake
  • 1657: The Meireki Fire
  • 1665: The Great Plague of London
  • 1666: The Great Fire of London
  • 1669: Etna Eruption
  • Volume 2-Events to 1970
  • 1692: The Port Royal Earthquake
  • 1737: Great Bengal Cyclone
  • 1755: The Lisbon Earthquake
  • 1780: Tabriz Earthquake
  • 1783: Laki Eruption
  • 1792: Unzen Earthquake and Tsunami
  • 1811: New Madrid Earthquakes
  • 1815: Tambora Eruption
  • 1835: Concepción Earthquake
  • 1839: Coringa Cyclone
  • c. 65,000,000 b.c.e.: Yucatán Crater
  • 1845: The Great Irish Famine
  • 1871: The Great Peshtigo Fire
  • 1871: The Great Chicago Fire
  • 1872: The Great Boston Fire
  • 1878: The Great Yellow Fever Epidemic
  • 1880: The Seaham Colliery Disaster
  • 1883: Krakatau Eruption
  • 1887: Yellow River Flood
  • 1888: The Great Blizzard of 1888
  • 1889: The Johnstown Flood
  • c. 1470 b.c.e.: Thera Eruption
  • 1892: Cholera Pandemic
  • 1896: The Great Cyclone of 1896
  • 1896: Sanriku Tsunami
  • 1900: The Galveston Hurricane
  • 1900: Typhoid Mary
  • 1902: Pelée Eruption
  • 1906: The Great San Francisco Earthquake
  • 1908: The Tunguska Event
  • 1908: The Messina Earthquake
  • 1909: The Cherry Mine Disaster
  • 430 b.c.e.: The Plague of Athens
  • 1912: Sinking of RMS Titanic
  • 1914: The Eccles Mine Disaster--
  • 1914: Empress of Ireland Sinking
  • 1915: Eastland Disaster
  • 1916: The Great Polio Epidemic
  • 1916: WWI Alpine Avalanches
  • 1918: The Great Flu Pandemic
  • 1920: Gansu Province Earthquake
  • 1923: The Great Kwanto Earthquake
  • 1925: The Great Tri-State Tornado
  • 64 c.e.: The Great Fire of Rome
  • 1926: The Great Miami Hurricane
  • 1928: St. Francis Dam Collapse
  • 1928: The San Felipe Hurricane--
  • 1931: Yangtze River Flood of 1931
  • 1932: The Dust Bowl
  • 1935: Labor Day Hurricane
  • 1935: Yangtze River Flood of 1935
  • 1937: The Hindenburg Disaster
  • 1938: The Great New England Hurricane of 1938
  • 1946: The Aleutian Tsunami
  • 79 c.e.: Vesuvius Eruption
  • 1947: The Texas City Disaster
  • 1950s - 1960s: Minamata Bay Mercury Poisoning
  • 1952: The Great London Smog
  • 1953: The North Sea Flood
  • 1957: Hurricane Audrey
  • 1959: The Great Leap Forward Famine
  • 1960: Valdivia Earthquake
  • 1962: Mount Huascarán Avalanche
  • 1963: Surtsey Island
  • 1963: The Vaiont Dam Disaster
  • 365 c.e.: Crete Earthquake
  • 1964: The Great Alaska Earthquake
  • 1965: Taal Volcano Eruption
  • 1965: The Palm Sunday Outbreak
  • 1966: The Aberfan Disaster
  • 1969: Santa Barbara Oil Spill
  • 1969: Hurricane Camille
  • 1970: The Ancash Earthquake
  • 1970: The Bhola Cyclone
  • 526: The Antioch Earthquake
  • 1976: Legionnaires' Disease
  • 1976: The Tangshan Earthquake
  • 1979: Three Mile Island
  • 1980's: HIV/AIDS Pandemic
  • 1980: Mount St. Helens Eruption
  • 1982: El Chichón Eruption
  • 1982: Pacific Ocean
  • 1984: Africa Famine
  • 1984: Bhopal Disaster
  • 1985: Japan Airlines Flight 123 Disaster
  • Volume 3-Events 1971 to 2016
  • 1985: The Mexico City Earthquake
  • 1986: Space Shuttle Challenger Explodes
  • 1986: Chernobyl Nuclear Accident
  • 1986: The Lake Nyos Disaster
  • 1987: Typhoon Nina (Sisang)
  • 1988: Yellowstone National Park
  • 1988: The Leninakan Earthquake
  • 1989: Exxon Valdez Disaster
  • 1989: Hurricane Hugo
  • 1989: The Loma Prieta Earthquake
  • 1971: Flood in Hanoi and the Red River Delta
  • 1991: Bangladesh Cyclone of 1991
  • 1991: Pinatubo Eruption
  • 1991: The Oakland Hills Fire
  • 1992: Hurricane Andrew
  • 1993: The Great Mississippi River Flood of 1993
  • 1994: The Northridge Earthquake
  • 1995: The Kobe Earthquake
  • 1995: Ebola Outbreak
  • 1995: Chicago Heat Wave
  • 1996: Blizzard of '96
  • 1972: Iran Blizzard
  • 1996: The Mount Everest Disaster
  • 1997: The Jarrell Tornado
  • 1997: Soufrière Hills Eruption
  • 1998: Yangtze River Flood
  • 1998: Papua New Guinea Tsunami
  • 1998: Hurricane Mitch
  • 1999: The Galtür Avalanche
  • 1999: The Oklahoma Tornado Outbreak
  • 1999: The Ïzmit Earthquake
  • 2002: SARS Epidemic
  • 1972: Hong Kong Landslide Disaster
  • 2003: European Heat Wave
  • 2003: The Fire Siege of 2003
  • 2003: The Bam Earthquake
  • 2004: The Indian Ocean Tsunami
  • 2005: Hurricane Katrina
  • 2005: The Kashmir Earthquake
  • 2006: The Leyte Mudslide
  • 2008: Blizzard in Afghanistan
  • 2008: Earthquake in Sichuan Province, China
  • 2009: "Swine Flu" Influenza Pandemic
  • 1973: Heimaey Island
  • 2009: L'Aquila Earthquake
  • 2010: BP/Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill
  • 2010: Concepción Earthquake
  • 2010: Haiti Earthquake
  • 2010: Eyjafjallajökull Eruption
  • 2010: Yushu Earthquake
  • 2010-11: Queensland Floods
  • 2011: Hurricane Irene
  • 2011: Fukushima Disaster
  • 2011: Van Earthquake
  • 1974: The Jumbo Outbreak
  • 2012: Hurricane Sandy
  • 2013: Rana Plaza Collapse
  • 2014: Oso Landslide
  • 2015: Nepal Earthquake
  • 2015: Mount Everest Avalanches
  • 2015: Tropical Storm Erika
  • 2015: Valley Fire
  • 2015: Hurricane Joaquin
  • 2015: Hurricane Patricia
  • 2015-16: Zika Epidemic
  • 1975: Typhoon Nina
  • 2016: Alberta Wildfire
  • 1976: Ebola Outbreaks
Control code
ocn985344459
Dimensions
26 cm
Edition
Second edition.
Extent
3 volumes (xxiii, xv, xv, 1132 pages)
Isbn
9781682173343
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)985344459

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