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Environmental Disasters

  • Environmental Disasters
  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Format: eBook
  • Status: Available
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Hurricane Andrew
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The Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster
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The Exxon Valdez Oil Spill
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The Kuwaiti Oil Fires
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The Mount St. Helens Volcanic Eruptions
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The San Francisco Earthquake
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Specifications

The new Environmental Disasters series takes a close look at some of the natural events that have shaped our world by examining major disasters that have recently occurred. Numerous photographs enhance the rich text, and abundant sidebars throughout highlight interesting facts.

Reviews and Awards

"...useful for those researching environmental disasters and the effects of human error on nature."
American Reference Books Annual

Summary

The Environmental Disasters set presents and analyzes the significance and impact of environmental catastrophes by examining major disasters worldwide. Each volume provides a vivid description of the events leading up to the disaster, what happened during the occurrence, and the aftermath. By examining the overall effects of these environmental disasters, this set helps readers understand nature’s and humankind's true force and capacity for destruction. Numerous photographs enhance the rich text, and abundant sidebars throughout highlight interesting facts. A comprehensive, stimulating collection, Environmental Disasters takes a closer look at some of the powerful events that have shaped our world.

Each volume contains:

  • Numerous black-and-white photographs
  • Illuminating sidebars
  • A chronology and a timeline
  • A glossary of terms
  • A helpful bibliography
  • A comprehensive index.