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Terra : tales of the earth : four events that changed the world

Author: Richard Hamblyn
Publisher: London : Picador, 2009.
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Blending history, science and eye-witness accounts, and arranged in chapters corresponding to the four elements (earth, air, fire and water), this book explores the relationship between the planet and the humans who inhabit its surfaces. It asks why we don't seem fully able to learn from the catastrophes, mistakes and responses of the past.
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Hamblyn
ISBN: 0330490737 9780330490733
OCLC Number: 70399365
Description: xix, 268 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 25 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Earth : the Lisbon earthquake, 1755 --
pt. 2. Air : European weather panic, 1783 --
pt. 3. Fire : the Eruption of Krakatau, 1883 --
pt. 4. Water : the Hilo Tsunami, 1946.
Responsibility: Richard Hamblyn.

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