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

Author: Rebecca Solnit
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2009.
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Why is it that in the aftermath of a disaster, people suddenly become altruistic, resourceful, and brave? Award-winning author Solnit explores this phenomena, looking at major calamities from the past 100 years.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rebecca Solnit
ISBN: 9780670021079 0670021075
OCLC Number: 303896716
Description: x, 353 p. ; 24 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 --
The doorway in the ruins.
Responsibility: Rebecca Solnit.

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Why is it that in the aftermath of a disaster, people suddenly become altruistic, resourceful, and brave? Award-winning author Solnit explores this phenomena, looking at major calamities from the past 100 years.

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