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Catastrophes

Views from Natural and Human Sciences

Editors: Hoppe, Andreas (Ed.)

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  • Delivers the results of an interdisciplinary study examining dealing with catastrophes by an international group of experts
  • Composed of eight diverse perspectives on historical catastrophes – spanning catastrophic events from geology to economics, political science and medicine
  • Presented via easy-to-understand language and with numerous illustrations
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Scientific disciplines have their own view on catastrophes. Here, natural scientists, engineers, physicians as well as historians and social scientists define and discuss geo-hazards and associated technical disasters, natural disasters as a business case, medicine and its catastrophes. After war aspects of the Shoah are described with Gershom Sholem´s Concept of Jewish Totality, and the situation of Displaced Persons in Germany as well as the Nakba for Palestinians related to the happiness of Jews celebrating their new State of Israel. The book also reminds of Hamburg’s Flood Disaster in 1962, the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011 and other historical catastrophes in Japan, the Lisbon earthquake in 1755 and the Age of Enlightenment, and the eruption of the Tambora in 1815 followed by the “year without summer”.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • Twist to Evil—An Introduction to Different Views on Catastrophes

    Pages 1-14

    Hoppe, Andreas

  • The Great East Japan Earthquake in the Context of Historical Catastrophes in Japan

    Pages 15-49

    Ito, Toshihide (et al.)

  • No “German-Jewish Dialogue”? On Gershom Scholem’s Concept of Jewish Totality as the Cornerstone for Cultural Resilience

    Pages 51-62

    Liss, Hanna

  • Jewish Life in Camps after 1945. Displaced Persons Camps in the US Zone of Germany

    Pages 63-80

    Köhn, Holger

  • The Nakba—Flight and Expulsion of the Palestinians in 1948

    Pages 81-104

    Natour, Ghaleb

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eBook 27,36 €
price for Korea, Republic of (South Korea) (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-20846-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 32,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-20845-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover 32,99 €
price for Korea, Republic of (South Korea) (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-79320-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Catastrophes
Book Subtitle
Views from Natural and Human Sciences
Editors
  • Andreas Hoppe
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-20846-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-20846-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-20845-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-79320-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 155
Number of Illustrations
10 b/w illustrations, 50 illustrations in colour
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