This book traces the intertwined histories of disaster experts—specialists in predicting the unpredictable and managing the unmanageable—revealing how their interdisciplinary research and practices over the past century have shaped modern America.
2011 | 360 pages | Cloth $45.00 | Paper $24.95
Social Science | General | American History | Public Policy
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Table of Contents
List of Abbreviations
1 The Devil's Privilege
2 Reforming Fire
3 The Invisible Screen of Safety
4 Ten to Twenty Million Killed, Tops
5 What Is a Disaster?
6 A Nation of Hazards