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The Resource The illustrated history of the elements : earth, water, air, fire, Jan Kozák, Roger M. W. Musson, (electronic book)

The illustrated history of the elements : earth, water, air, fire, Jan Kozák, Roger M. W. Musson, (electronic book)

Label
The illustrated history of the elements : earth, water, air, fire
Title
The illustrated history of the elements
Title remainder
earth, water, air, fire
Statement of responsibility
Jan Kozák, Roger M. W. Musson
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This beautiful art book portrays the forces of nature through the main elements of Earth, Water, Air, Fire. It is composed from a large selection of unique images of a wide variety of sources, mostly private collections. It is a highly illustrated book, containing reproductions of rare engravings, maps both old and new, sketches, and diagrams. The book is a sequel to 'The Illustrated History of Natural Disasters, published in 2010. While the first book provided a detailed look into two main kinds of natural disasters (of Seismic and Volcanic character), this volume presents natural disasters of all kinds: Geophysical, Hydrological, Climatological and Biological. The book is divided into three parts: the first part introduces the leading question as to whether the elements should be regarded as constructive, for giving origin to life on Earth, or destructive given the impact of natural disasters to society throughout history; the second illustrates the positive effects of natures elements; and the third part depicts and contextualizes the history of natural disasters such as Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Volcano Eruptions, Landslides, Avalanches, Droughts, Storms, Fires, among others. Regardless of the fact that the order of filing the historical images in the present book according to obsolete classical four-elements concept by Empedocles and Aristotle, in the book text also a new, modern class of element-like categories, fitting the present gnosis in physics, is propound
Cataloging source
LQU
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1938-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kozák, Jan
Dewey number
  • 551.022/2
  • 700
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
GB5014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Musson, Roger
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Natural disasters
  • Fine arts
  • Earth
  • Geology
  • Physical geography
Label
The illustrated history of the elements : earth, water, air, fire, Jan Kozák, Roger M. W. Musson, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Color
not applicable
Contents
Chapter 1. Introduction -- Chapter 2. Earth -- Chapter 3. Water -- Chapter 4. Air -- Chapter 5. Fire -- Conclusions -- Postscript -- References
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 273 p.)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783030214241
Level of compression
uncompressed
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-030-21
Other physical details
ill. (some col.).
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • on1142293859
  • (OCoLC)1142293859
Label
The illustrated history of the elements : earth, water, air, fire, Jan Kozák, Roger M. W. Musson, (electronic book)
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Color
not applicable
Contents
Chapter 1. Introduction -- Chapter 2. Earth -- Chapter 3. Water -- Chapter 4. Air -- Chapter 5. Fire -- Conclusions -- Postscript -- References
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 273 p.)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783030214241
Level of compression
uncompressed
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-030-21
Other physical details
ill. (some col.).
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • on1142293859
  • (OCoLC)1142293859

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