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Perilous place, powerful storms : hurricane protection in coastal Louisiana.

Author: Craig E Colten
Publisher: Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, 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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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Craig E Colten
ISBN: 9781604732382 1604732385
OCLC Number: 840411914
Description: 195 blz. ; .. cm.

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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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