%From avalanches to volcanoes, and from the Gulf Oil Spill to bridge collapses, author Alvin JacQues explores the fascinating world of disasters—both manmade and natural.
Inspired by his survival of Hurricane Katrina, chronicled in his first book Catastrophic Gumbo, JacQues delivers a compilation of facts and commentary on a number of global natural and manmade disasters, both historical and more recent, that have impacted the human race. Gathered from more than sixty locations, JacQues details the mayhem caused by a range of events that include an F5 tornado in Oklahoma, a typhoon in China, a blizzard in the United States, the flood of 1889, the sinking of the Titanic, and the crash of Flight 111.
A compelling collection of stories, Catastrophic Companions narrates the reality of extreme events and communicates not only the power of Mother Nature, but of the perseverance of the human race to endure these tragedies for which often there is no preparation.
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Published October 28, 2011
Nature & Wildlife, Science & Math, Political & Social Sciences.