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This richly illustrated pictorial history of natural disasters has been composed from a large selection of images . This book is valuable not only as a scientific chronicle of natural disasters, but also due to its artistic, cultural and historical merits.

This richly illustrated pictorial history of natural disasters has been composed from a large selection of images of a wide variety of sources, mostly private collections. These include reproductions of rare engravings, maps both old and new, sketches, and diagrams. The individual full-page reproductions give historical views on natural disasters, such as earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions, avalanches, landslides and rock falls. Key themes: history, engravings, natural disasters, earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanoes.

Jan Kozák, Vladimir Cermák. Springer Science & Business Media, 14 mar. 2010 - 203 pagini. This book tells the story of the Earth itself, explaining the interplay of its gradual geologi- levolution, presented as a generally slow and safe process, with the sudden manifestations of natural hazards, which involve disasters that affect the environment and lead to huge material damage and human losses. The natural forces at play, whether they are violent explosions ofvolcanic eruptions or almost imperceptible deformations of subsurface rock strata, nally- sulting in devastating earthquakes, all control the existence and destiny of a certain part of the global population.

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Jan Kozak, Vladimir Cermak. The natural forces at play, whether they are violent explosions ofvolcanic eruptions or almost imperceptible deformations of subsurface rock strata, nally- sulting in devastating earthquakes, all control the existence and destiny of a certain part of the global.

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This richly illustrated pictorial history of natural disasters has been . Jan Kozák was originally engaged in laboratory seismology and later moved to historical studies in seismology and volcanology.

The Illustrated History of Natural Disasters by Jan Kozak (English) Hardcover Bo. (Alexis Drahos, Nature, Vol. Kozak and Cermak ! organized images primarily selected from Kozak's personal collection. Summing Up ! (L. S. Zipp, Choice, Vol. 48 (3), November, 2010) "What a surprising book! ).

This events is well documented in the book which includes stories. helps us to understand that catastrophes are part of the history of humanity while reminding us of the vulnerability of the human species in the face of natures wrath.

This book tells the story of the Earth itself, explaining the interplay of its gradual geologi- levolution, presented as a generally slow and safe process, with the sudden manifestations of natural hazards, which involve disasters that affect the environment and lead to huge material damage and human losses. The natural forces at play, whether they are violent explosions ofvolcanic eruptions or almost imperceptible deformations of subsurface rock strata, nally- sulting in devastating earthquakes, all control the existence and destiny of a certain part of the global population. The development of man’s existence down through history has depended upon his understanding of the world in which he lives, and upon his ability to turn to his own best use the materials that were there for the taking. However, he has had not only to furnish himself with food, water, building materials, and energy to protect himself against occasional natural adversities. Protecting himself from them meant comprehending their causes, and the essential core of his understanding was in recording and depicting them. This book is written for anyone interested in the Earth in general, and in natural disasters in particular, presenting a unique collection of historical illustrations of volcanic eruptions and earthquake events and their repercussions. The book represents a golden mean between sci- ti c and popular works.
The Illustrated History of Natural Disasters download epub
History & Criticism
Author: Vladimir Cermák,Jan Kozák
ISBN: 9048133246
Category: Arts & Photography
Subcategory: History & Criticism
Language: English
Publisher: Springer; 2010 edition (June 7, 2010)
Pages: 203 pages