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Author Carey, Mark (Mark P.)

Title In the shadow of melting glaciers : climate change and Andean society / Mark Carey

Publ Info New York : Oxford University Press, 2010
 RWU Main Library  QC988.P4 C37 2010    AVAILABLE
Descript vii, 273 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Melted ice destroys a city : Huaraz, 1941 -- Georacial disorder beneath enchanted lakes -- Engineering the Andes, nationalizing natural disaster -- High development follows disasters -- In pursuit of danger : defining and defending hazard zones -- The story of vanishing water towers -- The risk of neoliberal glaciers -- Appendix 1: Selected Cordillera Blanca glacial lake security projects -- Appendix 2: Glacier-related disasters in Cordillera Blanca history -- Appendix 3: Government entities conducting glacier and glacial lake projects
Note "Climate change is producing profound changes globally. Yet we still know little about how it affects real people in real places on a daily basis. This book illustrates in vivid detail how people in the Andes, where global climate change has generated the world's most deadly glacial lake, outburst floods, and glacier avalanches, have grappled with the effects of climate change and ensuing natural disasters for more than half a century."--[book cover]
LC subject Climatic changes -- Peru
Glaciers -- Peru
Climatic changes -- Social aspects -- Peru
Environmental engineering -- Peru
Emergency management -- Peru
Peru -- Environmental conditions
Andes Region -- Environmental conditions
Blanca, Cordillera (Peru) -- Environmental conditions
Peru -- Social conditions
Blanca, Cordillera (Peru) -- Social conditions
ISBN 9780195396065 (hardcover : alk. paper)
0195396065 (hardcover : alk. paper)
9780195396072 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0195396073 (pbk. : alk. paper)