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Changes in the Air

Changes in the Air

Wydawnictwo Berghahn Books Ltd.
Data wydania 01/10/2018
Wydanie Pierwsze
Liczba stron 304
Forma publikacji książka w twardej oprawie
Poziom zaawansowania Dla szkół wyższych i kształcenia podyplomowego
Język angielski
ISBN 9781785339318
Kategorie Historia: kultura i społeczeństwo, Wpływ środowiska na społeczeństwo
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Opis książki

Hurricanes have been a constant in the history of New Orleans. Since before its settlement as a French colony in the eighteenth century, the land entwined between Lake Pontchartrain and the Mississippi River has been lashed by powerful Gulf storms that have wrought immeasurable loss and devastation, prompting near-constant reinvention and ingenuity on the part of its inhabitants. Changes in the Air offers a rich and exhaustively researched history of how hurricanes have shaped and reshaped New Orleans from the colonial era to the present day, focusing on how its residents have continually adapted to a uniquely unpredictable and destructive environment across more than three centuries. "In her compelling book, Dr. Eleonora Rohland blends history with social science analysis to make a superb contribution to scholarship on hurricanes, environmental history, and American history." - Joyce Chaplin, Harvard University "Rohland's work is a deeply researched and persuasively argued exploration of the essential role of historical scholarship in understanding long-term human adaptation to changing environments. It transcends the boundaries of environmental history and presents powerful insights into current issues related to global change." - Craig E. Colten, Louisiana State University

Changes in the Air

Spis treści

List of Figures and Maps
List of Abbreviations

Introduction: Hurricane Katrina and the Future of the Past

Chapter 1. Adaptation, Knowledge, and Hurricanes in History
Chapter 2. Environmental Learning and Path Dependence
Chapter 3. Moving out of Harm's Way
Chapter 4. Disaster and Social Order
Chapter 5. Hurricanes vs. "Mass Idleness"
Chapter 6. To Mandate or Not to Mandate...
Chapter 7. Adaptive Practices, Past and Present


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