A History of Disaster

A History of Disaster

The Worst Storms, Accidents, and Conflagrations in Atlantic Canada

Book - 2008
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Especially the countless numbers who earn their livelihoods on the unpredictable seas or in the volatile mines. And even with continuing improvements in technology, disasters can still strike at any time, as 1992's Westray mine explosion and 1998's Swissair crash have shown. A History of Disaster chronicles forty-three of Atlantic Canada's most deadly disasters, many well-remembered and none ever forgotten. Included here are not only the region's iconic disasters like the Halifax Explosion and the Miramichi fire, but also lesser-known events, such as the 1977 Saint John jail fire. Photos and illustrations of the aftermath, the rescue efforts, and in some cases, of the disaster itself, reveal the heartbreak and bravery that accompanied these life-altering catastrophes. Book jacket.
Publisher: Halifax, N.S. : Nimbus Pub., c2008.
ISBN: 9781551096513
Branch Call Number: 971.5 Smi 9254ag 1
971.5 Smi 9254mm 1
Characteristics: xvi, 208 p. : ill., maps.
xvi, 208 p. : ill., maps.


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