Natural Disasters That Changed the World
Over 100 natural disasters are described in this book, including some first-hand accounts of eyewitnesses and survivors: their causes, their impact on people and landscape, their significance for our developing understanding of the world around us.
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The Permian mass extinction 251 million BC
The Pleistocene Ice Age 2 6 million BC
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