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The Age Of Catastrophe

Author : John David Ebert
ISBN : 9780786471423
Genre : Social Science
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"Disasters, both natural and man-made, are on the rise. Indeed, a catastrophe of one sort or another seems always to be unfolding somewhere on this planet. This book analyzes the efforts of Westerners to keep the catastrophes outside, while maintaining order on the inside of society"--Provided by publisher.

The Time Of Catastrophe

Author : Christopher Dole
ISBN : 9781317013877
Genre : Law
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If catastrophes are, by definition, exceptional events of such magnitude that worlds and lives are dramatically overturned, the question of timing would pose a seemingly straightforward, if not redundant question. The Time of Catastrophe demonstrates the analytic productiveness of this question, arguing that there is much to be gained by interrogating the temporal conceits of conventional understandings of catastrophe and the catastrophic. Bringing together a distinguished, interdisciplinary group of scholars, the book develops a critical language for examining 'catastrophic time', recognizing the central importance of, and offering a set of frameworks for, examining the alluring and elusive qualities of catastrophe. Framed around the ideas of Agamben, Kant and Benjamin, and drawing on philosophy, history, law, political science, anthropology and the arts, this volume seeks to demonstrate how the question of 'catastrophic time' is in fact a question about something much more than the frequency of disasters in our so-called 'Age of Catastrophe'.

Disaster And Human History

Author : Benjamin Reilly
ISBN : 9780786436552
Genre : Political Science
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"This book examines the relationship between mankind and the natural environment through the lens of natural disasters, where the interaction between humanity and its environment comes into sharpest focus. The text achieves this goal through the examinati

Power Violence And Mass Death In Pre Modern And Modern Times

Author : Joseph Canning
ISBN : STANFORD:36105118022701
Genre : History
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This unique volume undertakes the ambitious and entirely new task of analyzing, through comparison, the importance of power, violence and mass death in the fourteenth, seventeenth and twentieth centuries. In this way, Power, Violence and Mass Death in Pre-Modern and Modern Times makes progress towards reaching new perceptions of all three of these 'crisis' epochs as well as helping to illuminate wider questions about the nature of power, violence and mass death on European society.

The Great Kanto Earthquake And The Chimera Of National Reconstruction In Japan

Author : J. Charles Schencking
ISBN : 9780231535069
Genre : History
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Using a rich array of materials, J. Charles Schencking tells for the first time in English or Japanese the graphic tale of the Kanto earthquake's destruction of Tokyo in 1923 and explains how and why the disaster compelled people to reflect on the state of urban, consumer society. He also examines how the unprecedented calamity encouraged inhabitants to entertain new types of modernity as they rebuilt their world.


Author : Emmet John Sweeney
ISBN : 9780875867731
Genre : History
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Historian Emmet Sweeney persuasively intertwines history and literary references with hard science - from archaeology and anthropology to genetics and geology - to prove the existence of an ancient trans-Atlantic link between the Old World and the New. Sweeney examines: bull; The geological certainty of a sunken island in the Azores; bull; The Human Genome Project's startling revelation that 3% of Native American DNA is characteristic of people of south-west Europe and the Atlas Mountains - whose inhabitants, as late as Roman times, called themselves 'Atlanteans'; bull; Archaeological and cultural proof of a relationship between the Stone Age and Early Bronze Age civilizations of North America and South-West Europe; bull; The occurrence of cocaine and tobacco, two American narcotics, in many Egyptian mummies. Piece by piece, Sweeney constructs a compelling case for not just the probability, but the necessity, of an Atlantic stepping-stone, the missing link that transmitted both the culture and biology of Europe to America, millennia before Columbus! Atlantis: The Evidence of Science argues, as never before, that Atlantis should rise to take its place in history, not myth.

Earth Under Fire

Author : Paul A. LaViolette
ISBN : 1591430526
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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In Earth Under Fire, Paul LaViolette investigates the connection between ancient world catastrophe myths and modern scientific evidence of a galactic destruction cycle, demonstrating how past civilizations accurately recorded the causes of these cataclysmic events, knowledge of which may be crucial for the human race to survive the next catastrophic superwave cycle.

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