From out of the sky, from under the earth, from far out at sea - disaster comes. We build, invent, and try extraordinary new things - and sometimes we bring disaster on ourselves. Today television, the Internet, and social media mean that we can watch disasters almost as they happen, and see their terrible results. From Pompeii to the Asian Tsunami, from the Great Fire of London to Chernobyl, the stories of disasters are frightening, but they have much to tell us. In this book you will find stories of fear, pain, loss, and death - but also of people whose extraordinary bravery and feeling for others will touch your heart.