Acts of God: The Unnatural History of Natural Disaster in America

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ACTS
of GOD

The Unnatural
History of
Natural Disaster
in America

TED STEINBERG

OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS 2000

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents ix
  • Preface xi
  • Introduction- Hometown Blues xv
  • I- Return of the Suppressed 1
  • One Last Call for Judgment Day 3
  • Two Disaster as Archetype 25
  • Three Do-It-Yourself Deathscape 47
  • Interlude Body Counting 69
  • II- Federalizing Risk 77
  • Four Building for Apocalypse 79
  • Five Uncle Sam-- Floodplain Recidivist 97
  • Interlude the Perils of Private Property 117
  • III- Containing Calamity 125
  • Six- The Neurotic Life of Weather Control 127
  • Seven Forecasting at the Fair Weather Service 149
  • Eight Who Pays? 173
  • Epilouge Remembering Mckinneysburg 197
  • Notes 203
  • Bibliography 265
  • Index 281
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