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Title Catastrophe in the making : the engineering of Katrina and the disasters of tomorrow / William R. Freudenburg, Robert Gramling, Shirley Laska, Kai T. Erikson
Published Washington, DC : Island Press/Shearwater Books, ©2009
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Description 1 online resource (209 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents The first days of Katrina -- A mighty storm hits the shore -- The setting -- Slicing through the swamps -- The growth machine comes to New Orleans -- A "helpful explosion" -- The collapse of engineered systems -- The loss of natural defenses -- Critical for economic survival? -- The axe in the attic -- The end of an error?
Summary "On a sweltering August day in 2005, Hurricane Katrina blasted New Orleans, leaving behind devastation and chaos. Conventional wisdom tells us it was a tragic case of nature striking humans, but 'Catastrophe in the making' explains that the conventional wisdom is dangerously wrong. Katrina was instead a tragic case of humans striking nature, and paying dearly for it. Worse, we continue to make the same mistakes all across the country, courting costly and lethal disasters"--Inside cover
Analysis steden
towns
landen
countries
natuurrampen
natural disasters
milieueconomie
environmental economics
milieubeheer
environmental management
milieu
environment
politicologie
political science
Environmental Sciences (General)
Milieuwetenschappen (algemeen)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 171-196) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Hurricane Katrina, 2005.
Hurricane protection -- Louisiana -- Evaluation
Flood control -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- Evaluation
Levees -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- History
Levees -- Mississippi River.
Emergency management -- Louisiana -- New Orleans
Economic development -- Environmental aspects -- Louisiana -- New Orleans
Cyclonic Storms
Disasters -- prevention & control
NATURE -- Natural Disasters.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Disasters & Disaster Relief.
Economic development -- Environmental aspects.
Emergency management.
Flood control -- Evaluation.
Levees.
Katrina Hurrikan
Louisiana
Louisiana.
Louisiana -- New Orleans.
Mississippi River.
Genre/Form History.
Electronic books.
Form Electronic book
Author Freudenburg, William R
Gramling, Robert, 1943-
Laska, Shirley Bradway, 1944-
Erikson, Kai, 1931-
ISBN 9781610911566
1610911563