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Published: 28 August 2009

248 Pages | 66 line illus.

6 1/8 X 9 1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195377019

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When the Planet Rages

Natural Disasters, Global Warming and the Future of the Earth

Charles Officer and Jake Page

When the Planet Rages describes some of the great events of environmental history, from natural calamities such as the Lisbon earthquake of 1755 and the ice ages, to man-made disasters such as Chernobyl, acid rain, and the depletion of the ozone layer. Officer and Page provide fascinating discussions of meteorites and comets; of the demise of mammoths, mastodons, and dinosaurs; and of great floods that have swept the earth. But they also show that human activity can make trouble for nature, from the depletion of natural resources to air and water pollution.

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