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Main Title Catastrophe in the making : the engineering of Katrina and the disasters of tomorrow /
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Freudenburg, William R.
Gramling, Robert,
Laska, Shirley Bradway,
Erikson, Kai,
Publisher Island Press/Shearwater Books,
Year Published 2009
OCLC Number 373474584
ISBN 9781597266826; 1597266825; 9781610911634; 1610911636
Subjects 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 ; Disasters--prevention & control ; Cyclonic Storms ; Katrina--Hurrikan ; Flood control--Evaluation ; Katrina
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ERAM  HV636 2005.N4 C38 2009 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 08/23/2010
Collation 209 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Notes
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? "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.