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The Resource Seismic city : an environmental history of San Francisco's 1906 earthquake, Joanna L. Dyl

Seismic city : an environmental history of San Francisco's 1906 earthquake, Joanna L. Dyl

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Seismic city : an environmental history of San Francisco's 1906 earthquake
Title
Seismic city
Title remainder
an environmental history of San Francisco's 1906 earthquake
Statement of responsibility
Joanna L. Dyl
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Seismic City argues that the disaster of 1906 must be understood as part of the ordinary relationship between the city and its natural surroundings. Despite its short-term drama and immediate impact on people's lives, the 1906 earthquake and fire did not transform the history of San Francisco. Instead, San Franciscans rapidly incorporated the crisis into pre-existing debates about urban ecology, urban development, and social relations in the city. In the modern era, Americans have generally viewed 'natural' disasters as anomalous, exceptional events. Interpreting disasters as unpredictable 'acts of nature' that represent a disruption of ordinary life has justified a failure to adequately plan for disasters and concealed the ways in which social factors such as poverty play as much of a role in causing disasters as the geological or meteorological events that precipitate crises. By applying these insights to a close study of San Francisco's 1906 earthquake, including the decades leading up to the disaster and the city's recovery in the years after 1906, this project demonstrates how disaster and recovery became integrated into San Francisco's history, rather than transforming the city, and makes an important contribution to the interdisciplinary field of natural disaster studies"--Provided by publisher
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DLC
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1973-
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Dyl, Joanna Leslie
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
GE155.C2
LC item number
D95 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Sutter, Paul
Series statement
Weyerhaeuser environmental books
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  • San Francisco Earthquake and Fire (California : 1906)
  • San Francisco (Calif.)
  • San Francisco (Calif.)
  • San Francisco Earthquake and Fire, Calif., 1906
  • Earthquakes
  • Natural disasters
  • Earthquakes
  • Natural disasters
  • Urban ecology (Sociology)
  • Earthquakes
  • Earthquakes
  • Ecology
  • Natural disasters
  • Natural disasters
  • Social conditions
  • Urban ecology (Sociology)
  • California
  • California
  • Brand
  • Erdbeben
  • Natur
  • Stadtentwicklung
  • Stadtplanung
  • Wiederaufbau
  • San Francisco, Calif
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Label
Seismic city : an environmental history of San Francisco's 1906 earthquake, Joanna L. Dyl
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-344) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / by Paul S. Sutter -- Introduction -- Making land, making a city -- Catastrophe and its interpretations -- Bread lines and earthquake cottages -- Rebuilding and the politics of place -- Disaster capitalism in the streets -- Plague, rats, and undesirable nature -- Symbolic recovery and the legacies of disaster -- Conclusion
Control code
975270295
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 355 pages
Isbn
9780295742465
Lccn
2017007242
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40027594360
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)975270295
Label
Seismic city : an environmental history of San Francisco's 1906 earthquake, Joanna L. Dyl
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-344) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / by Paul S. Sutter -- Introduction -- Making land, making a city -- Catastrophe and its interpretations -- Bread lines and earthquake cottages -- Rebuilding and the politics of place -- Disaster capitalism in the streets -- Plague, rats, and undesirable nature -- Symbolic recovery and the legacies of disaster -- Conclusion
Control code
975270295
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 355 pages
Isbn
9780295742465
Lccn
2017007242
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40027594360
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)975270295

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