Dr. Lucy Jones on The Big Ones and the Stories We Tell Ourselves About Natural Disasters 

Dr. Lucy Jones’ The Big Ones, a brisk look at the cultural impacts of natural disasters, was not as frightening a read as I anticipated—although I do really wish that I hadn’t learned what a “dragon twist” is. (In case you’re wondering, it’s a freak tornado of fire that incinerated nearly 40,000 people after the Great…

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