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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

Publ Info Washington, DC : Island Press/Shearwater Books, [2009]
2009
LOCATION CALL # STATUS NOTE
 CCE Main Collection  HV636 2005 N4 C38 2009    AVAILABLE
 RWU Main Library  HV636 2005.N4 C38 2009    AVAILABLE
 URI  HV636 2005 N4 C38 2009    AVAILABLE
 Wheaton Stacks  HV636 2005.N4 C38 2009    AVAILABLE
Descript 209 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 171-196) and index
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?
LC 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
Add Author Freudenburg, William R
Gramling, Robert, 1943-
Laska, Shirley Bradway, 1944-
Erikson, Kai, 1931-
ISBN 9781597266826 (cloth : alk. paper)
1597266825 (cloth : alk. paper)