The Hazards of Life and All That: A look at some accidents and safety curiosities, past and present, Third Edition

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CRC Press, 1 de gen. 1996 - 238 pàgines
A light-hearted look at an extremely serious subject, The Hazards of Life and All That: A Look at Some Accidents and Safety Curiosities, Past and Present, Third Edition presents numerous examples of accidents throughout history and around the world, drawn from a wide range of contemporary sources. Illustrated with high-quality cartoons, this historical anthology addresses important issues affecting humans while presenting them in a humorous, accessible style. The author relates anecdotes from the gentleman struck, even in death, by lightning to the ICI invention of WATER, a cheap resource for quenching fires. The anecdotes contain salutary reminders on the precautions one should take to secure a long and healthy life.
 

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Hors dOeuvre
1
At Work
20
And At Play
36
On the Move
47
Gunpowder Plots and Other Explosions
62
Precaution and Prevention
74
Chemists and Alchemists
92
Grave Tales
107
The Best Laid Schemes
153
Oddities
163
In Song and Verse
178
Apocrypha
196
Quotes
206
The One That Got Away
217
Janus
219
Copyright Acknowledgments
224

Packing Em In
122
They Should Have Known Better
133
Close Confinement
145

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