Human-Made Disasters (Science of Catastrophe) (Paperback)
Human negligence, engineering miscalculation, mechanical failure - human activity has been responsible for some of the gravest harm to people and the world. Thirteen famous disasters are featured is this fascinating book. Each one became well-known for the unique scientific process that led to the destruction, as well as for the structural changes and safety measures proposed in its aftermath. Included: - Chernobyl nuclear meltdown - sinking of the Titanic - Russian submarine Kursk explosion - Tacoma Narrows suspension bridge collapse - Hindenburg airship explosion - Twin Towers collapse.