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The World's Worst Disasters : Torrents Of Terror

Author: Infobase,; BBC (Firm)
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : BBC, New York, N.Y. : Distributed by Infobase, [2009] 2019. ©2009
Series: The World's Worst Disasters.
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
Throughout history, floods have killed more people and caused more widespread destruction than any kind of event other than war. A catastrophic flood in China in 1931 is believed to have resulted in four million deaths, making it the world's worst ever natural disaster. This program examines the causes of floods, the havoc they wreak and what, if anything, can be done to protect against them.
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Genre/Form: Internet videos
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Infobase,; BBC (Firm)
OCLC Number: 1105062971
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: Originally released by BBC, 2009.
Streaming video file encoded with permission for digital streaming by Infobase on April 23, 2019.
Target Audience: 9 - 12
Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (46 min., 2 sec)) : sound, color.
Contents: India (3:07); China (3:49); Classifications: Riverine (3:37); Classifications: Estuary and Coastal (3:42); Classifications: Catastrophic and Flash (4:13); North Sea Flood (6:01); Japan (2:33); Italy (3:35); Hurricane Agnes (2:52); Poland (2:17); Protective Systems (7:42); Credits: Torrents Of Terror (0:29);
Series Title: The World's Worst Disasters.
Responsibility: BBC.

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Throughout history, floods have killed more people and caused more widespread destruction than any kind of event other than war. A catastrophic flood in China in 1931 is believed to have resulted in four million deaths, making it the world's worst ever natural disaster. This program examines the causes of floods, the havoc they wreak and what, if anything, can be done to protect against them.

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