Popular Mechanics What Went Wrong
Investigating the Worst Man-made and Natural Disasters
Published: May 2011
Hardcover with Jacket
all in color
7 3/8 X 9 1/4
Carton Quantity: 18
Territory: World with exclusions*
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 • Volcanic Eruptions • Fires • Blizzards and Avalanches • Tornadoes • Hurricanes • Floods • Aviation and Space Disasters • Shipwrecks • Industrial Accidents • Transportation catastrophes
POPULAR MECHANICS inspires, instructs, and influences nine million curious minds that read the magazine every month. It features the latest breakthroughs and innovations in science and technology.