Natural Disasters and Cultural Change


Human cultures have been interacting with natural hazards since the dawn of time. This book explores these interactions in detail and revisits some famous catastrophes including the eruptions of Thera and Vesuvius. These studies demonstrate that diverse human cultures had well-developed strategies which facilitated their response to extreme natural events.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Robin Torrence
  • John Grattan
  • Satoru Shimoyama
  • Hugh Davies
  • K. S. Crittenden
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • London
Publication year:
  • 2002


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