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The last day: wrath, ruin, and reason in the great Lisbon earthquake of 1755
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New York : Penguin, 2009, c2008.
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228 pages, [16] pages of plates : ill., maps ; 21 cm
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946.942 S561 2009
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The Lisbon Earthquake of 1755 was no run-of-the-mill misfortune-it was a watershed moment that shook the pillars of an inveterate social order and sent reverberations throughout the Western world. Earth, water, wind, and fire all conspired to produce a hellish catastrophe that lasted for a full five days and left Lisbon thoroughly annihilated. Nicholas Shrady's unique account of this first modern disaster and its aftereffects successfully articulates the outcome of the earthquake-the eighteenth-century equivalent of a mass media frenzy giving rise to a host of other fascinating developments, such as disaster preparedness, landmark social reform, urban planning, and the birth of seismology.
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9780143114604, 0143114603

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"First published in the United States of America by Viking Penguin ... 2008." -- T.p. verso.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [215]-220) and index.
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Shrady, N. (20092008). The last day: wrath, ruin, and reason in the great Lisbon earthquake of 1755. New York, Penguin.

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Shrady, Nicholas. 20092008. The Last Day: Wrath, Ruin, and Reason in the Great Lisbon Earthquake of 1755. New York, Penguin.

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Shrady, Nicholas, The Last Day: Wrath, Ruin, and Reason in the Great Lisbon Earthquake of 1755. New York, Penguin, 20092008.

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Shrady, Nicholas. The Last Day: Wrath, Ruin, and Reason in the Great Lisbon Earthquake of 1755. New York, Penguin, 20092008.

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