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The big ones : how natural disasters have shaped us (and what we can do about them), by Lucy Jones

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The big ones : how natural disasters have shaped us (and what we can do about them)
Title
The big ones
Title remainder
how natural disasters have shaped us (and what we can do about them)
Statement of responsibility
by Lucy Jones
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"By the world-renowned seismologist, a surprising history of natural disasters, their impact on our culture, and new ways of thinking about the ones to come Earthquakes, tsunamis, hurricanes, volcanoes--these all stem from the same forces that give our planet life. It is only when they exceed our ability to withstand them that they become disasters. Viewed together, these events have shaped our cities and their architecture; elevated leaders and toppled governments; influenced the way we think, feel, fight, unite, and pray. The history of natural disasters is a history of ourselves. In The Big Ones, renowned seismologist Dr. Lucy Jones offers a bracing look at some of our most devastating natural events, whose reverberations we continue to feel today. Spanning from the destruction of Pompeii in AD 79 to the hurricanes of 2017, it considers disaster's role in the formation of our religions; exposes the limits of human memory; and demonstrates the potential of globalization to humanize and heal. With temperatures rising around the world, natural disasters are striking with greater frequency than ever before. More than just history or science, The Big Ones presents a call to action. Natural hazards are inevitable; human catastrophes are not. With this energizing and exhaustively researched book, Dr. Jones offers a look at our past, readying us to face down the Big Ones in our future"--
Summary
A leading seismologist examines the world’s greatest natural disasters and the lingering effect they have had on human lives, including Pompeii, the California floods of 1862 and more recent events, including the Indian Ocean tsunami of 2004 and the 2017 American hurricane season
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10657370
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Jones, Lucile M
Dewey number
363.34
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Natural disasters
  • Natural disasters
  • NATURE / Natural Disasters
  • SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Seismology & Volcanism
  • HISTORY / Social History
  • Natural disasters
  • Natural disasters
Target audience
adult
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how natural disasters have shaped us (and what we can do about them)
Label
The big ones : how natural disasters have shaped us (and what we can do about them), by Lucy Jones
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Brimstone and fire from out of Heaven : Pompeii, Roman Empire, AD 79 -- Bury the dead and feed the living : Lisbon, Portugal, 1755 -- The greatest catastrophe : Iceland, 1783 -- What we forget : California, United States, 1861-1862 -- Finding faults : Tokyo-Yokohama, Japan, 1923 -- When the levee breaks : Mississippi, United States, 1927 -- Celestial disharmony : Tangshan, China, 1976 -- Disasters without borders : the Indian Ocean, 2004 -- A study in failure : New Orleans, Louisiana, United States, 2005 -- To court disaster: L'Aquila, Italy, 2009 -- The Island of Ill Fortune : Tohoku, Japan, 2011 -- Resilience by design : Los Angeles, California, sometime in the future
Control code
ocn995143981
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9780385542708
Lccn
2017036796
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)995143981
Label
The big ones : how natural disasters have shaped us (and what we can do about them), by Lucy Jones
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Brimstone and fire from out of Heaven : Pompeii, Roman Empire, AD 79 -- Bury the dead and feed the living : Lisbon, Portugal, 1755 -- The greatest catastrophe : Iceland, 1783 -- What we forget : California, United States, 1861-1862 -- Finding faults : Tokyo-Yokohama, Japan, 1923 -- When the levee breaks : Mississippi, United States, 1927 -- Celestial disharmony : Tangshan, China, 1976 -- Disasters without borders : the Indian Ocean, 2004 -- A study in failure : New Orleans, Louisiana, United States, 2005 -- To court disaster: L'Aquila, Italy, 2009 -- The Island of Ill Fortune : Tohoku, Japan, 2011 -- Resilience by design : Los Angeles, California, sometime in the future
Control code
ocn995143981
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9780385542708
Lccn
2017036796
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)995143981

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