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Taking chances : the coast after Hurricane Sandy

Author: Karen M O'Neill; Daniel J Van Abs
Publisher: New Brunswick, New Jersey : Rutgers University Press, [2016] ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Humanity is deeply committed to living along the world's shores, but a catastrophic storm like Sandy shines a bright light at how costly and vulnerable life on a shoreline can be. Taking Chances  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Karen M O'Neill; Daniel J Van Abs
ISBN: 9780813573779 0813573777 9780813573762 0813573769
OCLC Number: 927241463
Description: x, 292 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Acknowledgments --
Introduction: A Transformational Event, Just Another Storm, or Something in Between? / Karen M. O'Neill, Daniel J. Van Abs, and Robert B. Gramling --
Part One: The Storm. 1. Hurricane Sandy from Meteorological and Climatological Perspectives / Steven G. Decker and David A. Robinson --
2: A Tough Move to Make: Lessons Learned from Emergency Evacuations in Coastal Connecticut during Hurricane Sandy / Daniel Baldwin Hess and Brian W. Conley --
Part Two: The Days after the Storm. 3: Overlooked Impacts of Hurricane Sandy in the Caribbean / Adelle Thomas --
4: Polling Post-Hurricane Sandy: The Transformative Personal and Political Impact of the Hurricane in New Jersey / Ashley A. Koning and David P. Redlawsk --
5: Ecological Injury and Responses to Hurricane Sandy: Physical Damage, Avian and Food Web Responses, and Anthropogenic Attempts to Aid Ecosystem Recovery in New Jersey Estuaries / Joanna Burger and Larry Niles --
6: Surviving Sandy: Identity and Cultural Resilience in a New Jersey Fishing Community / Angela Oberg, Julia A. Flagg, Patricia M. Clay, Lisa L. Colburn, and Bonnie McCay --
Part Three: Planning for Change? 7: Green Gentrification and Hurricane Sandy: The Resilience of the Green Growth Machine around Brooklyn's Gowanus Canal / Kenneth A. Gould and Tammy L. Lewis --
8: Boardwalks Reborn: Disaster and Renewal on the Jersey Shore / Mark Alan Hewitt --
Chapter 9: A Sure/Shore Thing? Tourism Recovery in New York and New Jersey after Hurricane Sandy / Briavel Holcomb --
10: Local Fiscal Impacts of Hurricane Sandy / Clinton J. Andrews --
11: Local Responses to Hurricane Sandy: Heterogeneous Experiences and Mismatches with Federal Policy / Mariana Leckner, Melanie McDermott, James K. Mitchell, and Karen M. O'Neill --
12. Water Utilities: Storm Preparedness and Restoration / Daniel J. Van Abs --
13: Impact of Extreme Events on the Electric Power Sector: Challenges, Vulnerabilities, Institutional Responses, and Planning Implications from Hurricane Sandy / Frank A. Felder and Shankar Chandramowli --
Conclusion: Emerging Responses to Life on the Urbanized Coast after Hurricane Sandy / Daniel J. Van Abs and Karen M. O'Neill --
Notes on Contributors.
Responsibility: edited by Karen M. O'Neill and Daniel J. Van Abs.

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