By Gale Eaton
In A historical past of Civilization in 50 mess ups, Gale Eaton weaves stories of the failures that ensue while civilization and nature collide. Volcanoes, fires, floods, and pandemics have devastated humanity for millions of years, and human advancements equivalent to molasses retaining tanks, pesticides, and deepwater oil rigs have created new, unexpected risks but civilization has complicated not only inspite of those mess ups yet partly as a result of them.
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