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The Resource Mississippi River tragedies : a century of unnatural disaster, Christine A. Klein and Sandra B. Zellmer

Mississippi River tragedies : a century of unnatural disaster, Christine A. Klein and Sandra B. Zellmer

Label
Mississippi River tragedies : a century of unnatural disaster
Title
Mississippi River tragedies
Title remainder
a century of unnatural disaster
Statement of responsibility
Christine A. Klein and Sandra B. Zellmer
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1956-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Klein, Christine A.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
TC423.4
LC item number
.K54 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Zellmer, Sandra Beth
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Flood control
  • Floods
  • Hydraulic engineering
  • Floodplain management
  • Flood damage prevention
  • United States
Label
Mississippi River tragedies : a century of unnatural disaster, Christine A. Klein and Sandra B. Zellmer
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-245) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
17920388
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 257 pages
Isbn
9781479825387
Lccn
2013039337
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
Mississippi River tragedies : a century of unnatural disaster, Christine A. Klein and Sandra B. Zellmer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-245) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
17920388
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 257 pages
Isbn
9781479825387
Lccn
2013039337
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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