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100 Catastrophic Disasters [Kindle Edition]

Nigel Cawthorne
2.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

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Book Description

100 Catastrophic Disasters is an astounding compendium of natural and man-made disasters. The range of entries is extraordinary, from the bizarre to the horrific, and from the heartbreaking to the ridiculous. The book includes some of history's most incredible disasters and tells in vivid detail the story of events of people involved, the impact of particular disasters and the destruction and sorrow they left in their wake. From the eruption of Vesuvius and destruction of Pompeii, to the San Francisco earthquake of 1906, from the raging flames of the Great Fire of London to the horror of Chernobyl, every event is chronicled in fascinating detail.

100 Catastrophic Disasters is a gripping and compelling account of some of the worst tragedies ever to happen in history, but also reveals some incredible stories of human courage and fortitude in the face of adversity.


Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 17796 KB
  • Print Length: 207 pages
  • Publisher: Arcturus Publishing (23 Jun. 2006)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008F96RK0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 2.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #189,426 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Nigel Cawthorne is the author of some eighty books - and a major contributor to at least twenty more. He lives in a flat girlfriends have described as a book-writing factory in Bloomsbury, London's literary area, and writes in the great British Library, which is supposed to be one of the best pick-up joints in London. However, his reputation is such that people will tell you he is more often seen drinking in Soho's famous bohemian watering hole, the French pub - still known to some denizens as the Yorkminster - with a beautiful young woman on his arm.

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Factualy this book is incorrect, it states the KLM flight didn't understand English in the 1977 Tenerife disaster. It doesn't mention that the Pan Am 747 missed it's turn off as requested by air traffic control
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This is a well researched and comprehensive book detailing noted disasters through the ages. Earthquakes, eruptions, aircrashes, fires and more, it's also thoroughly illustrated with photo's, etchings and maps etc, Although used, the book was in very good condition and well worth the money. You'll have no problems with this seller.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Not impressed... 20 Jan. 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This book had the potential to be an interesting and insightful read.
How wrong could I be...
The text is poorly written with little research into any of the disasters that have taken place. A five year old would done a more stellar job at writing this book.
Avoid!
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5.0 out of 5 stars indeed a disaster. 31 Dec. 2012
By nellie
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This was very interesting not just because of disasters,but what human error
Is responsible for.a lot of theses could have been avoided.
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