Provides a comprehensive survey of the natural calamities that have ravaged mankind and altered the course of human history.May 2003 An unprecedented flash flood caused by torrential rains hit southern Sri Lanka throughout May 2003, causing ... The landscape, plagued by a lack of government control over deforestation, gem mining, and quarrying, simply ... Although floods were a common occurrence in low-lying coastal areas, they were rarities in the highlands, and almost unknown at this ... But all precedent was overturned as accumulated rainwater from huge mountainous catchments roared into theanbsp;...
|Author||:||Lee Allyn Davis|
|Publisher||:||Infobase Publishing - 2009-01-01|