What Went Wrong: Investigating the Worst Man-made and Natural Disasters by William Hayes
This title looks at the science behind the most devastating events of the past 100 years, both natural & those influenced by human actions. Combining original reporting with dramatic photographs and detailed illustrations, "Popular Mechanics" looks at the science behind the most devastating events of the past 100 years, including San Francisco's 7.8 earthquake in 1906, the Gulf oil spill, the Apollo 13 Space Mission and Hurricane Katrina's devastating landfall near New Orleans. Plus, each chapter includes practical advice on surviving disasters, from industrial accidents to deadly tsunamis. Coverage spans from 1900 to today and includes earthquakes, fires, floods, aviation and space disasters, industrial accidents and transportation catastrophes.