A Paradise Built in Hell

A Paradise Built in Hell

The Extraordinary Communities That Arise in Disasters

Book - 2009
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Why is it that in the aftermath of a disaster, people suddenly become altruistic, resourceful, and brave? Award-winning author Solnit explores this phenomena, looking at major calamities from the past 100 years.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Viking, 2009
ISBN: 9780670021079
0670021075
Branch Call Number: 303.485 SO46P 2009
Characteristics: x, 353 p. ; 24 cm

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1tarheel
Sep 14, 2015

Solnit goes to some lengths to de-bunk the idea of mindless chaos after disasters, sometimes to the point of 'yeah, okay I get it.' If her tone sometimes gets a little breathless, her research continues to keep her grounded: she's no crackpot. This is going on my Preparedness/Must Read list.

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