Catastrophe in the Making The Engineering of Katrina and the Disasters of Tomorrow

ISBN-10: 1610911636

ISBN-13: 9781610911634

Edition: N/A

Authors: William R. Freudenburg, Robert B. Gramling, Shirley Laska, Kai Erikson

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List price: $27.50
Publisher: Island Press
Publication date: 8/8/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.660
Language: English

The late William R. Freudenburg was Dehlsen Professor of Environmental Studies at University of California, Santa Barbara.

William R. Freudenburg is professor of Environmental Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is coauthor, with Robert Gramling, of Oil in Troubled Waters: Perceptions, Politics, and the Battle over Offshore Drilling. Robert B. Gramling is professor of Sociology and director of the Center for Socioeconomic Research at the University of Southwest Louisiana. Shirley B. Laska is a professor of Sociology at the University of New Orleans, where she is establishing the Center for Hazards, Assessment, Response and Technology (CHART). Kai Erikson is professor emeritus of Sociology and American Studies at Yale University.

Prologue: 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?
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