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Popular Mechanics What Went Wrong: Investigating the Worst Man-Made and Natural Disastersby Popular Mechanics
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Combining original reporting with dramatic photographs and detailed illustrations, Popular Mechanics looks at the science behind the most devastating events of the past 100 years—including San Franciscos 7.8 earthquake in 1906, the Gulf oil spill, the Apollo 13 Space Mission, and Hurricane Katrinas devastating landfall near New Orleans. Plus, each chapter includes practical advice on surviving disasters, from industrial accidents to deadly tsunamis.Coverage spans from 1900 to today, and includes:
Earthquakes • Volcanic Eruptions • Fires • Blizzards and Avalanches • Tornadoes • Hurricanes • Floods • Aviation and Space Disasters • Shipwrecks • Industrial Accidents • Transportation catastrophes
Combining original reporting with dramatic photographs and detailed illustrations, Popular Mechanics presents a look at the science behind the most devastating events in the past 100 years—including San Franciscos 7.8 earthquake in 1906, the Gulf oil spill, the Apollo 13 Space Mission, and Hurricane Katrina. Each chapter includes a fact-filled section with practical advice on surviving various disasters, natural and manmade.
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