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Living with nature's extremes : the life of Gilbert Fowler White

Author: Robert E Hinshaw
Publisher: Boulder, Colo. : Johnson Books, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Gilbert F White; Gilbert F White
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert E Hinshaw
ISBN: 1555663885 9781555663889
OCLC Number: 68786648
Description: xxviii, 339 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 23 cm.
Contents: Roots, childhood, and the University of Chicago --
Washington and the New Deal Era --
Love and the onset of war --
World War II: humanitarian service, internment, and the return home --
Haverford College --
The American Friends Service Committee and Southeast Asia --
The battle over floodplain management --
The National Flood Insurance Program and the Natural Hazards Center --
Toward unified floodplain management, 1975-2000 --
Floodplain management at the local level: Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Boulder, Colorado --
Teaching geography --
The crisis of the global environment --
Gilbert White: the man --
Gilbert White: his legacy --
Epilogue --
Appendix 1: vitae of Gilbert F. White --
Appendix 2: honors and awards received by Gilbert F. White.
Responsibility: Robert E. Hinshaw.
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Should be required reading

by geclark (WorldCat user published 2009-08-24) Excellent Permalink

This is a solid biography of one of the most important American environmental figures of the 20th century.  It should be required reading for anyone interested in the environment, water resources, flooding, and disasters.

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