Earth-Shattering Events

Earth-Shattering Events

Earthquakes, Nations and Civilization

Hardback256pp Illustrated234x153mm

9780500518595     Product Code: 508167

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Throughout history, humans have rebuilt settlements destroyed by earthquakes, so that today as many as 60 of the world’s largest cities lie in areas of major seismic activity. Robinson considers how we live with this risk and respond to its challenges: he identifies opportunities for post-disaster renewal and analyses the wider political and economic ramifications of earthquakes, with case studies ranging from the great uprising by ancient Sparta’s subject peoples to debates about nuclear power following the 2011 Fukushima meltdown.

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