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Eyewitness to disaster

Author: Dan Perkes
Publisher: New York City : Gallery Books, ©1985.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dan Perkes
ISBN: 0831730935 9780831730932
OCLC Number: 11726994
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 210, [14] pages : illustrations ; 33 cm
Contents: Monongah Coal Mine explosion (West Virginia, 1907) --
Triangle Shirtwaist Co. fire (New York, 1911) --
Eastland ship disaster (Chicago, 1915) --
Burning of the Morro Castle (Off New Jersey, 1934) --
School explosion (New London, Texas, 1937) --
Hindenburg explosion (Lakehurst, New Jersey, 1937) --
Cocoanut Grove Night Club fire (Boston 1942) --
Big Top Circus fire (Hartford, 1944) --
Bomber crash into Empire State Building (New York, 1945) --
Winecoff Hotel fire (Atlanta, 1946) --
Grandcamp ship explosion (Texas City, Texas, 1947) --
Noronic Burns at Pier (Toronto, 1949) --
Commuter train wreck (Long Island, 1950) --
Southwest tornado (Waco, Texas, 1953) --
Sinking of the Andrea Doria (Off Nantucket, 1956) --
Mid-air plane collision (New York, 1956) --
Soccer riot (Lima, Peru, 1964) --
Coal slag slide (Aberfan, Wales, 1966) --
Hurricane Camille (U.S. Gulf Coast, 1969) --
Avalanches (Val D'Isere and Plateau D'Assy, France, 1970) --
Earthquake and landslides (Peru, 1970) --
Drought-caused famine (Africa, 1973-1975) --
Skyscraper fire (Sao Paulo, 1974) --
Central American earthquake (Guatemala, 1976) --
Tank truck explosion (Tarragona, Spain, 1978) --
Volcano eruption (Mount St. Helens, Washington, 1980) --
Hotel walkway collapse (Kansas City, 1981) --
Appendix: Major disasters since 1900.
Responsibility: Dan Perkes.

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