The Disaster Experts

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.

The Disaster Experts
Mastering Risk in Modern America

Scott Gabriel Knowles

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

Introduction
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
Conclusion

Notes
Index
Acknowledgments