So why did they happen? Disasters affect everyone. Some make you laugh, some make you cry and some just defy belief. This series takes a compelling look at how humankind and the planet has coped with some of the most prolific disasters around the world throughout history - from ancient times up to the present day. Each title combines fascinating disaster facts with descriptions of catastrophes and dramatic stories of survival and daring rescues that will have the reader on the edge of their seat.
Jason Hook studied history at Kent University and now lives in Sussex where he works as a freelance editor and writer for children, specializing in history. He was senior history editor at Wayland for four years before going freelance. - Paul Mason is a freelance history writer having formerly been an editor for a children's publisher for many years. He has written over 40 titles for a number of publishers including Oxford University Press and Hodder. Paul lives in Brighton. - Dr Jen Green is a full-time writer who has worked in publishing for 15 years. She received a English and American studies doctorate from the University of Sussex in 1982. She has written well over 100 books for children. Jen Lives in Sussex.