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The illustrated history of natural disasters

Author: Jan Kozák; Vladimír Čermák
Publisher: Dordrecht ; London : Springer, ©2010.
Series: 2010 Springer E-Books.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The book is a richly illustrated, pictorial album. The content and arrangement of the book is based on a collection of original rare engravings belonging to the private collection of Jan Koz k. The individual full-page reproductions give historical views on natural disasters such as: earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions, avalanches, landslides and rock falls. The illustrations are accompanied by informative  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Illustrated works
Electronic books
illustrated books
History
Pictorial works
Ouvrages illustrés
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Kozák, Jan, 1938-
Illustrated history of natural disasters.
Dordrecht ; London : Springer, ©2010
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jan Kozák; Vladimír Čermák
ISBN: 9789048133253 9048133254
OCLC Number: 630116609
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations, maps
Contents: Volcanoes, Earthquakes, and Tsunamis --
Vesuvius-Somma Volcano, Bay of Naples, Italy --
Etna Volcano, Sicily --
Stromboli Volcano, Lipari, Tyrrhenian Sea --
Phleghraean Fields --
Santorin/Thira Volcano, Greece --
Ferdinandea, a New Submarine Volcano --
Volcanism in Iceland --
Pico de Teide, Tenerife Island, Canary Archipelago --
Mount Pelée Volcano, Martinique --
Orizaba Volcano, Mexico --
Jorullo Volcano, Mexico --
Pacaya Volcano, Guatemala --
Cotopaxi Volcano, Ecuador --
Chimborazo Mountain, Ecuador --
Antuco Volcano, Chile --
Kusatsu-Shirane Mt., Japan, 1660s Eruption --
Volcanoes of Indonesia --
Gamkonoro Mt., Moluccas Islands --
Avacha Volcano, Kamchatka, Far East Russia --
Volcanoes of the Hawaiian Archipelago --
Kiyev Earthquake, 1230 --
Aix-en-Provence Earthquake, 1708 --
Basel Earthquake, 1356 --
Rhodes Earthquake, 1481 --
Istanbul Earthquake, 1566 --
Two Earthquakes at Yedo (Tokyo), Around 1650 and in 1855 --
Earthquake at Port Royal (Jamaica), 1692 --
Great Lisbon Earthquake of 1755 --
Calabrian Earthquakes of 1783 and Later On --
Valona (Albania) Earthquake, 1851 --
Zagreb (Agram) Earthquake, Croatia, 1880 --
Two Earthquakes in Italy: Ischia 1881 and Casamicciola 1883 --
Imperia Earthquake, French/Italian Riviera, 1887 --
Earthquake at Shemakha, Azerbaijan, 1902 --
Submarine Explosion Near Juan Fernadez Island, Chile, in 1835 (or 1837) --
Guadeloupe Earthquake, Antilles, 1843 --
San José Earthquake, Costa Rica, 1888 --
The 1861 Earthquake at Mendoza, Argentina --
Arequipa/Arica Earthquake (Peru-Chile Border Zone), 1868 --
San Salvador Earthquake, Salvador, 1873 --
Charleston Earthquake, South Carolina, USA, 1886 --
Hayward Earthquake, 1868 --
The 1906 Great San Francisco Earthquake --
Two Calabrian Earthquakes, 1905 and 1908 --
Milestones of Seismology.
Series Title: 2010 Springer E-Books.
Responsibility: by Jan Kozák, Vladimír Čermák.

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