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Part One: So What's the Problem? ON F Doomsday As a State of Mind 3 two( Catastrophe in Human Life: The Probability Theorem 18 Part Two: Context THREE Our Perilous Neighborhood: Understanding Cosmology 31 FouR This Plastic Earth: PlateTectonics and Wandering Continents 45 FIVE Our Ever-Changing Climate: Ice Ages Now and Then 63 six Fragile Life: The Conundrum of Mass Extinctions 75 Part Three: Peril by Peril SEIE N The Perils Without: Comets and Asteroids 97 El G I M' Earthquakes 118 NINE Volcanoes 136 TEN Poisonous Emissions and Noxious Gases 161 ELEVEN Tsunamis 172 TWELVE, Floods 185 SH I R I EEN Vile Winds: Tropical Cyclones and Tornadoes 208 FOH RTEEN Plague and Pandemic 221 Part Four: What Is to Be Done? F I FTi LEN Making Things Worse: Acts of God and Acts of Man 247 s Ix YLEEN Making Things Better (i): Mitigating Natural Calamities 275 SE VE NTF EN Making Things Better (ii): Undoing Human-Made Calamities 294 Postscript: Can We Do It? Will We? 321 Notes 325 Bibliography 339