A History of Civilization in 50 Disasters (History in 50) by Gale Eaton

By Gale Eaton

The heritage in 50 sequence explores historical past by means of telling thematically associated tales. every one ebook comprises 50 illustrated narrative money owed of individuals and occasions a few famous, others frequently missed that, jointly, construct a wealthy connect-the-dots mosaic and problem traditional assumptions approximately how background unfolds. the autumn 2015 checklist additionally contains a historical past of commute in 50 automobiles. destiny titles contain A background of medication in 50 Discoveries, A background of yank tradition in 50 Innovators, A background of the Universe in 50 Milestones, A historical past of activities in 50 Athletes, and A heritage of development in 50 Hoaxes.

In A heritage of Civilization in 50 failures, Gale Eaton weaves stories of the failures that occur while civilization and nature collide. Volcanoes, fires, floods, and pandemics have devastated humanity for millions of years, and human advancements akin to molasses preserving tanks, pesticides, and deepwater oil rigs have created new, unexpected risks but civilization has complex not only even with those failures yet partially due to them.

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