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Inventing disaster : the culture of calamity from the Jamestown colony to the Johnstown flood

Author: Cynthia A Kierner
Publisher: Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2019] ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"When hurricanes, earthquakes, wildfires, and other disasters strike, we count our losses, search for causes, commiserate with victims, and initiate relief efforts. Amply illustrated and expansively researched, 'Inventing Disaster' explains the origins and development of this predictable, even ritualized, culture of calamity over three centuries, exploring its roots in the revolutions in science, information, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Kierner, Cynthia A., 1958-
Inventing disaster.
Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2019]
(OCoLC)1117708952
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cynthia A Kierner
ISBN: 9781469652511 146965251X
OCLC Number: 1091845305
Description: xiii, 285 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Devastation without disaster --
Narrating disaster --
Catastrophe in an age of Enlightenment --
Benevolent empire --
Disaster nation --
Exploding steamboats and the culture of calamity.
Responsibility: Cynthia A. Kierner.

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When hurricanes, earthquakes, wildfires, and other disasters strike, we count our losses, search for causes, commiserate with victims, and initiate relief efforts. Amply illustrated and expansively  Read more...

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Kierner presents an in-depth, well-researched and persuasive thesis for the beginning and eventual continuation of a cultural mind-set that has remained fairly intact since the 19th-century." Read more...

 
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