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Population history in a dangerous environment: How important may natural disasters have been?

Reid, Anthony

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The longer the time-depth considered, the more human history is dependent on the beneficence of the planet we inhabit. The disastrous Aceh tsunami of 2004 stimulated geological research which has revealed similar mega-tsunamis resulting from earthquakes of 9.0 magnitude or more every few centuries in the past. Even more destructive to civilization and agriculture are the massive volcanic eruptions such as Tembora (1815), which caused crop failures around the world, let alone in underresearched...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/60938
Source: Masyarakat Indonesia: Majalah Ilmu-Ilmu Sosial Indonesia
Access Rights: Open Access

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