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The age of catastrophe : disaster and humanity in modern times

Author: John David Ebert
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., Publishers, 2012.
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"Disasters, both natural and man-made, are on the rise. Indeed, a catastrophe of one sort or another seems always to be unfolding somewhere on this planet. This book analyzes the efforts of Westerners to keep the catastrophes outside, while maintaining order on the inside of society"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Ebert, John David, 1968-
Age of catastrophe.
Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2012
(DLC) 2012031717
(OCoLC)793581418
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John David Ebert
ISBN: 9781476600635 1476600635 128360177X 9781283601771
OCLC Number: 810082534
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Introduction: The End of Natural Disasters --
A Brief Note: Civilization's Loss of Command Over Its Environment --
Part I: Disasters of Paleomodernity --
One. The Sinking of the Titanic and the Fate of the Mobile City --
Two. On the Hindenburg Disaster and the Technologization of the Soul's Descent to Earth --
Part II: Disasters of Neomodernity --
Three. The Plane Crash at Tenerife : What It Unconceals --
Four. The Disaster at Bhopal and the Collision of the Biosphere with the Chemosphere --
Five. Being-Outside-the-World : Thoughts on the Space Shuttle Disasters --
Six. Back from History : Some Implications Regarding the Accident at Chernobyl --
Seven. The Amsterdam Cargo Plane Crash and the Derailment at Eschede : Parallel Accidents --
Eight. The Aum Shinrikyo Nerve Gas Attacks As an Attempt to Recode Japanese Society --
Nine. The Columbine Shootings and the Absence of Meaning --
Part III: Planetary Scale Disasters --
Ten. On the September 11 Terrorist Attacks --
Eleven. Hurricane Katrina and the Flooding of New Orleans --
Twelve. Sichuan, 2008 : The First Man-Made Earthquake --
Thirteen. A Satellite Collision in the Exosphere : Some Ontological Consequences --
Fourteen. Tiny Blue Globe : Ressections on the British Petroleum Oil Spill --
Fifteen. On the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake, Tsunami and Fukushima Meltdown --
Postscript: Global Accident --
Appendix: A Disaster Timeline.
Responsibility: John David Ebert.

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"Disasters, both natural and man-made, are on the rise. Indeed, a catastrophe of one sort or another seems always to be unfolding somewhere on this planet. This book analyzes the efforts of Westerners to keep the catastrophes outside, while maintaining order on the inside of society"--Provided by publisher.

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