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Author Kozák, Jan, 1938-

Title The illustrated history of natural disasters / by Jan Kozák, Vladimír Čermák
Published Dordrecht ; London : Springer, [2010]
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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
Summary 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 text describing the geophysical and historical background of the disasters, the origin of each of the engravings and the stories behind the events as well as modern day perspectives
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Natural disasters -- History.
Natural disasters -- History -- Pictorial works.
Earth (Planet) -- Internal structure.
Earth (Planet) -- Internal structure -- Pictorial works.
Genre/Form History.
Pictorial works.
Illustrated works.
Form Electronic book
Author Čermák, Vladimír.
LC no. 2010920318
ISBN 9048133254