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The geography of risk : epic storms, rising seas, and the costs of America's coasts

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This century has seen the costliest hurricanes in U.S. history―but who bears the brunt of these monster storms? Consider this: Five of the most expensive hurricanes in history have made landfall since 2005: Katrina (

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Honeoye Public Library 363.34 (Text)
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  • ISBN: 9780374160807
  • ISBN: 0374160805
  • Physical Description: 286 pages : illustrations, photographs ; 24 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Sarah Crichton Books/Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2019.

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Includes bibliographical references (pages [255]-271) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction: The Old Man and the Sea -- Part I: Building the modern coast -- Troubled waters -- 1. The deal of the century -- 2. Blue-collar houses -- 3. Manufacturing dirt -- 4. Five-high : the Ash Wednesday storm of 1962 -- Part II: The political economy of water -- 5. The Bantam mayor -- 6. A brief shining moment -- 7. The revolt at St. Francis -- 8. Tipping point -- Part III: Disaster capitalism : catastrophies, subsidies, and bailouts -- Acts of God and man -- 9. Federalizing disasters -- 10. A flood of trouble -- 11. The secret history of sand -- 12. The unluckiest island in America -- Part IV: The coming storm : fat tails, rising water, and the nature of risk -- 13. Building a better hurricane -- 14. A finger in the dike -- 15. Drowning fast and slow -- 16. The problem with the bays -- Epilogue: The future is now.
Summary, etc.:
This century has seen the costliest hurricanes in U.S. history―but who bears the brunt of these monster storms? Consider this: Five of the most expensive hurricanes in history have made landfall since 2005: Katrina (
Subject: Hurricanes > Economic aspects > United States.
Hurricane damage > United States.
Coastal zone management > United States.
Coastal settlements > United States.
Coast changes > United States.
Sea level > United States.
Shore protection > United States.


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