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A paradise built in hell : the extraordinary communities that arise in disaster

Author: Rebecca Solnit
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2010. ©2009
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores the phenomenon through which people become resourceful and altruistic after a disaster and communities reflect a shared sense of purpose, analyzing events ranging from the 1906 San Francisco earthquake to Hurricane Katrina.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rebecca Solnit
ISBN: 9780143118077 0143118072
OCLC Number: 567155187
Notes: Originally published: New York : Viking, 2009.
Description: viii, 353 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Prelude : falling together --
A millennial good fellowship : the San Francisco earthquake --
Halifax to Hollywood : the great debate --
Carnival and revolution : Mexico City's earthquake --
The city transfigured : New York in grief and glory --
New Orleans : common grounds and killers --
Epilogue : the doorway in the ruins.
Responsibility: Rebecca Solnit.

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Explores the phenomenon through which people become resourceful and altruistic after a disaster and communities reflect a shared sense of purpose, analyzing events ranging from the 1906 San Francisco earthquake to Hurricane Katrina.

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