A History of Civilization in 50 DisastersBook - 2015
In A History of Civilization in 50 Disasters, Gale Eaton weaves tales of the disasters that happen when civilization and nature collide. Volcanoes, fires, floods, and pandemics have devastated humanity for thousands of years, and human improvements such as molasses holding tanks, insecticides, and deepwater oil rigs have created new, unforeseen hazards - yet civilization has advanced not just in spite of these disasters but in part because of them.
Publisher: Thomaston, Maine : Tilbury House Publishers, 2015.
Characteristics: xvi, 223 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm