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Natural Disasters and Cultural Change

Edited by John Grattan, Robin Torrence

Routledge – 2002 – 352 pages

Series: One World Archaeology

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Description

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.

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'One of the greatest achievements of this book is to be both interesting and relevant without focusing on either Europe or North America … The book provides valuable insights into the ways in which so many peoples view disasters.' - The Geographical Journal, 2005

Name: Natural Disasters and Cultural Change (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: Edited by John Grattan, Robin Torrence. 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...
Categories: Political Ecology, Archaeology