Natural Disasters That Changed the World

Author(s): Rodney Castleden


170 natural disasters - their causes, their impact on people and landscape, and their significance on the world around us. The book includes such disasters as the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in the years 79 and 513, the Black Death in 1348, the Great Fire of London in 1666, the Galveston hurricane in 1900 which killed 8,000 people, the sinking of the Titanic in 1912, Aberfan 1966, famine in Ethiopia in 1985 and many more. NATURAL DISASTERS THAT CHANGED THE WORLD ends with a section about the future. Some disasters can be predicted, some not; some we should prepare for, some we can't. How do we go about living in a catastrophic world?


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Commended for his meticulous research and fluency of expression, Rodney Castleden's work has been published for 30 years. A teacher of history, he lives and works in Brighton.

General Fields

  • : 9780708807859
  • : Little, Brown Book Group
  • : Futura Publications
  • : April 2007
  • : 216mm X 135mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Rodney Castleden
  • : Hardback
  • : 363.34
  • : 588
  • : 8pp of b/w