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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

Synopsis:

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.

About the Author

POPULAR MECHANICS inspires, instructs, and influences nine million curious minds that read the magazine every month. It features the latest breakthroughs and innovations in science and technology.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781588165459
Subtitle:
Investigating the Worst Man-made and Natural Disasters
Author:
Hayes
Author:
Hayes, William
Author:
Popular Mechanics
Author:
The Editors of Popular Mechanics
Publisher:
Hearst
Subject:
General Technology
Subject:
Sociology-Disasters and Disaster Relief
Subject:
MASSACHUSETTS/NewEng - MA SPORTS
Subject:
STUDY NOTES - SparkNotes
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20110503
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
all in color
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
9.25 x 7.38 in

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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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