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作者 Klein, Christine A., 1956-
書名 Mississippi River tragedies : a century of unnatural disaster / Christine A. Klein and Sandra B. Zellmer
出版項 New York ; London : New York University Press, [2014]
國際標準書號 9781479825387 (cloth : acid-free paper)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 人文社會聯圖  TC423.4 .K54 2014    在架上    30610020456125
 傅斯年圖書館西文圖書區  TC423.4 K64 2014    在架上    30530001187632
說明 xix, 257 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
附註 Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-245) and index
Introduction : disasters, natural and otherwise -- An unnatural river : how we got here -- A decade of record floods (1903-1913) : the federal government tackles floods, but with levees only -- The flood of 1927 : sheltered by immunity, the corps ventures beyond the "Colossal blunder" of the levees-only policy -- The flood of 1937 : the corps builds floodways -- Mid-century floods in the Missouri River Basin : Congress promises something for almost everyone -- Hurricane Betsy of 1965 : the corps fortifies New Orleans and Congress insures floodplain residents -- The flood of 1993 : revealing the moral hazard of subsidized flood insurance -- Hurricane Katrina of 2005 : revealing the importance of coastal wetlands -- Ruined lives : trouble rains down on minorities and the poor -- Double-takes : charging taxpayers, twice -- Conclusion : how law has hurt, how law can help
主題 Flood control -- Mississippi River -- History
Floods -- Mississippi River Valley -- History
Hydraulic engineering -- Mississippi River Valley -- History
Floodplain management -- Government policy -- United States
Flood damage prevention -- Government policy -- United States
United States. Army. Corps of Engineers -- History
Alt Author Zellmer, Sandra Beth
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