Great Disasters and Horrors in the World's History

Allen H. GODBEY (1864 - 1948)

"Mankind is constantly astonished by reports of mishaps and disasters of manifold character, when there is seldom room for astonishment. A large proportion of the calamities reported from day to day are directly due to the haste, greed, and heedlessness of man himself, and need no comment. But there is a large class of disasters, due solely to meteorological or geological conditions, which surpass all others in magnitude and appalling destruction. In such cases men insist on prating about “mysterious visitations,” as though these occurrences were subject to the dominion of no law. To an examination of such is this book devoted." From the preface.

Genre(s): *Non-fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Preface Mike Pelton
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Play 01 Myths of the Winds Mike Pelton
00:17:00
Play 02 Constant Winds Allen Kelly
00:15:21
Play 03 Periodic Winds Lynne T
00:24:53
Play 04 Tornadoes and Cyclones Mike Pelton
00:31:23
Play 05 The Louisville Tornado MaryAnn
00:27:56
Play 06 Incidents of the Tornado nancyhollo
00:37:51
Play 07 Other Tornadoes MaryAnn
00:32:51
Play 08 Tropical Cyclones Warren Kati
00:29:50
Play 09 Perils of the Sea VivianWeaver
00:26:31
Play 10 Life-Saving Measures mbm0rxi
00:20:27
Play 11 Great Samoan Hurricane Lynne T
00:39:16
Play 12 Electric Storms MaryAnn
00:42:05
Play 13 Rain, Hail and Snow Mike Pelton
00:27:56
Play 14 Floods in the South Mike Pelton
00:47:33
Play 15 The Flood of 1890 MaryAnn
00:36:27
Play 16 The Johnstown Flood MaryAnn
00:26:12
Play 17 Incidents at Johnstown MaryAnn
00:33:40
Play 18 Relief Measures MaryAnn
00:26:04
Play 19 Famine and Pestilence Kalynda
00:19:15
Play 20 The Volcano Lynne T
00:48:16
Play 21 Great Eruptions of Vesuvius Pamela Nagami
00:38:16
Play 22 Other Great Eruptions Part 1 mbm0rxi
00:29:02
Play 23 Other Great Eruptions Part 2 Warren Kati
00:38:19
Play 24 Earthquakes Coven
00:28:11
Play 25 European Earthquakes THBosc
00:45:21
Play 26 Earthquakes in The United States and England MaryAnn
00:38:37
Play 27 Earthquakes in Tropical America TriciaG
00:42:27
Play 28 Prediction and Prevention Kathleen Moore
00:23:15
Play 29 The Reign of Law Mike Pelton
00:30:20