Daily Archives: May 31, 2011

Reference Resource of the Week

Notable Natural Disasters

This encyclopedia covers definitions, the science behind, and examples of different types of natural disasters. Volume one covers overviews of types of disasters worldwide from avalanches to wind gusts; fires to floods to earthquakes to smog. Volume two and three list events chronologically beginning in 65,000,000 B.C.E. with a meteor that wiped out 85% of the world’s species and ends in 2006 with a mudslide in the Philippines.

Did you know that…?

 “Landslides…can move at speeds in excess of 249 miles per hour and can bury entire cities.”

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