100 Catastrophic Disasters is an astounding compendium of natural and man-made disasters. The range of entries is extraordinary, from the bizarre to the horrific, and from the heartbreaking to the ridiculous. The book includes some of history's most incredible disasters and tells in vivid detail the story of events of people involved, the impact of particular disasters and the destruction and sorrow they left in their wake. From the eruption of Vesuvius and destruction of Pompeii, to the San Francisco earthquake of 1906, from the raging flames of the Great Fire of London to the horror of Chernobyl, every event is chronicled in fascinating detail.
100 Catastrophic Disasters is a gripping and compelling account of some of the worst tragedies ever to happen in history, but also reveals some incredible stories of human courage and fortitude in the face of adversity.