This fascinating book looks at some of the most horrifying and noteworthy disasters to have occurred around the world. More than 200 disasters involving aircraft, ships and trains as well as fires are analysed in detail, accompanied by 500 photographs. The entries, which are arranged chronologically, explain the background to each incident, the event itself, and the search for causes and culprits. The volume also contains a wide-ranging introduction, a bibliography, and a comprehensive index.
"Introduced with insightful commentary… The book's extensive use of photographs gives the reader a visceral understanding of the magnitude of suffering any catastrophe brings." -- American Reference Books Annual