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Engineering Catastrophes : causes and effects of major accidents - J. F. Lancaster
Call Number: TA169.5 .L36 2005
ISBN: 1845690168
Publication Date: 2005-07-22
Description: "Case histories are given throughout the book. These are designed to show how human frailty, or the unexpected weakness of materials, or a combination of both, can lead to dire and tragic circumstances."

The Great International Disaster Book - James Cornell
Call Number: REF. D24 .C65 1982
ISBN: 068417345X
Publication Date: 1982-02-01

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Man-Made Catastrophes - Lee A. Davis
Call Number: REF. D24 .D38 2002
ISBN: 081604418X
Publication Date: 2002-07-01

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Unnatural Disasters : case studies of human-induced environmental catastrophes - Angus M. Gunn
Call Number: GF75 .G85 2003
ISBN: 0313319995
Publication Date: 2003-11-30


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Titles in this collection include:
The Gale Encyclopedia of Science, 2008

- American Decades Primary Sources, 2004American Decades Primary Sources

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Key terms

Search strategy tip:
Search first by the name of a specific disaster such as
Hindenburg Disaster
Try word variations and synonyms for more results. Examples:
Disaster, Disasters
Accident, Accidents
Man made disasters
Nuclear meltdown
Case study, Case studies

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