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World disasters : tragedies in the modern age

Author: Keith Eastlake; Henry Russell; Mike Sharpe
Publisher: London ; Chicago : Fitzroy Dearborn, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is an overview of some of the most horrifying and noteworthy disasters to have occurred around the world from the dawn of the 20th century to the 21st century. The entries explain the background to each incident, the event itself, and the search for causes and culprits.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Keith Eastlake; Henry Russell; Mike Sharpe
ISBN: 1579583180 9781579583187
OCLC Number: 47143942
Description: 400 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Contents: Warnings from the past --
1900-1909 --
1910-1919 --
1920-1929 --
1930-1939 --
1940-1949 --
1950-1959 --
1960-1969 --
1970-1979 --
1980-1989 --
1990 to the present.
Responsibility: Keith Eastlake, Henry Russell, Mike Sharpe.
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This fascinating book looks at some of the most horrifying and noteworthy disasters to have occurred around the world. More than 200 disasters involving aircraft, ships and trains as well as fires  Read more...

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