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Unnatural disasters : case studies of human-induced environmental catastrophes

Author: Angus M Gunn
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2003.
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This reference resource describes both the scientific background & the economic & social issues that resulted from environmental disasters where human activity was the main cause.
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Cas, Études de
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Gunn, Angus M. (Angus Macleod), 1920-
Unnatural disasters.
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2003
(OCoLC)646887275
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Angus M Gunn
ISBN: 0313319995 9780313319990
OCLC Number: 51306080
Description: xiv, 143 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Coal mining tragedies --
Turtle Mountain, Canada, 1903 --
Aberfan, Wales, 1966 --
Buffalo Creek, West Virginia, 1972 --
Dam failures --
Santa Clara River, California, 1928 --
Teton River, Idaho, 1976 --
Vaiont River Valley, Italy, 1963 --
Government actions --
Hiroshima, Japan, 1945 --
Bikini Atoll, Marshall Islands, 1946 --
Ukraine, Soviet Union, 1932 --
Morris County, New Jersey, 1926 --
Halifax, Canada, 1917 --
Industrial explosions --
Oppau, Germany, 1921 --
Texas City, Texas, 1947 --
Cleveland, Ohio, 1944 --
Mexico City, Mexico, 1984 --
Flixborough, England, 1974 --
Nuclear energy accidents --
Three Mile Island, Pennsylvania, 1979 --
Chernobyl, Soviet Union, 1986 --
Tokai, Japan, 1999 --
Oil spills --
Coastal Brittany, France, 1978 --
Prince William Sound, Alaska, 1989 --
Black Island Sound, Rhode Island, 1996 --
Terrorist Acts --
Eastern United States, 2001 --
Kuwait and the Persian Gulf, 1991 --
Washington, D.C., 2001 --
New York City, 1993 --
New York City, 2001 --
Toxicity --
Industrial --
Bhopal, India, 1984 --
Seveso, Italy, 1976 --
Minamata, Japan, 1956 --
Basel, Switzerland, 1986 --
Toxicity --
residential --
Love Canal, New York, 1978 --
Iraq, 1971 --
London, England, 1952.
Responsibility: Angus M. Gunn.
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