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Acts of God : the unnatural history of natural disaster in America

Author: Theodore Steinberg
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In exploring the unnatural history of natural calamity, this book surveys more than a century of losses from weather and seismic extremes, exposing the fallacy of seeing such calamities as simply random events. The author shows that is always America's poor, elderly, and minorities who suffer most.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Steinberg, Theodore, 1961-
Acts of God.
New York : Oxford University Press, 2000
(DLC) 00057991
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Theodore Steinberg
ISBN: 9780195142631 0195142632 9780198032533 0198032536
OCLC Number: 560173501
Description: 1 online resource (xxiii, 294 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Contents; Preface; Introduction: Hometown Blues; I: RETURN OF THE SUPPRESSED; II: FEDERALIZING RISK; III: CONTAINING CALAMITY; Epilogue: Remembering McKinneysburg; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: Ted Steinberg.
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In exploring the unnatural history of natural calamity, this book surveys more than a century of losses from weather and seismic extremes, exposing the fallacy of seeing such calamities as simply random events. The author shows that is always America's poor, elderly, and minorities who suffer most.

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