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Perilous place, powerful storms : hurricane protection in coastal Louisiana

Author: Craig E Colten
Publisher: Jackson [Miss.] Univ. Press of Mississippi c 2009
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The hurricane protection systems that failed New Orleans in 2005 were the product of four decades of engineering hubris, excruciating delays, and social conflict. Craig E. Colten traces the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Craig E Colten
ISBN: 9781604732382 1604732385
OCLC Number: 830666880
Description: x, 195 S. Ill., Kt. 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
City at risk --
Season of the storms --
Lake Pontchartrain and vicinity hurricane protection, 1970-1990 --
Protecting the Delta, the West Bank, and the coast --
Developments to the eve of Katrina, 1990-2005 --
Conclusions.
Responsibility: Craig E. Colten

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"We all gamble with nature, Louisianans more so than most. Colten shows that the danger to New Orleans is beyond the 'dam-it, ditch-it' traditions that protect its wetlands from floods. Blaming Read more...

 
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