A History of Disaster: The Worst Storms, Accidents, and Conflagrations in Atlantic Canada
The threat of disaster has been a fact of life for many Atlantic Canadians whose livelihoods often depended on the unpredictable seas and the volatile mines. But even with constant improvements in technology, disasters in the region have become no less a part of life, as 1992’s Westray mine collapse and 1998’s Swissair crash demonstrate. A History of Disaster explores the most significant Atlantic Canadian disasters over the past 250 years, many well-remembered and none ever forgotten. Forty-three of the region’s deadliest disasters are profiled, while photos and illustrations capture the heartbreak, and usual bravery, that accompanied these unexpected events. Organized chronologically, some of the disasters described here are among the world’s most infamous including the sinking of the Titanic and the Halifax Explosion.
|Name||A History of Disaster|
|Dimensions||7" x 9"|
|Page Count||208 pages|
|Number of Illustrations||illustrations throughout|
|Number of Photos||photos throughout|
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KEN SMITH was born, raised, and schooled in Bathurst, New Brunswick, where he also worked for thirty-seven years as a mining laboratory technician. He is the author of two local histories of the region, Homegrown Heroes: The Bathurst Sports Hall of Fame and Mainstreet Memories: Life in Bathurst in The Fifties. He continues to live in Bathurst, New Brunswick.