Causes and consequences of "natural disasters", (earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, landslides,, tornadoes, hurricanes, fires, tsunamis), with a, focus on the interplay between the human and, physical landscapes that make these events so, deadly and imbued with diverse meanings., Perspectives drawn from the humanities, social, sciences, and natural sciences to examine both, historical events whose consequences have played, out and recent dramas whose aftermaths are still, unfolding. Contrast of impacts and perceptions of, these events with select examples of, anthropogenic disasters (Chernobyl, Bhopal, Deep, Water Horizon); anticipation of future natural, disasters and consideration of the science of, living with risk.