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Eric Klinenberg - Heat Wave - 9780226276182 - V9780226276182
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Heat Wave

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Description for Heat Wave Paperback. On Thursday, July 13, 1995, Chicagoans awoke to a blistering day on which the temperature would eventually climb to 106 degrees. This book reveals how in coming decades the effects of climate change will intensify the social and environmental pressures in urban areas around the world. Num Pages: 328 pages, 35 halftones, 3 maps, 7 figures, 12 tables. BIC Classification: 1KBBNC; 3JJPR; JFFC; RNPG; RNR. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 229 x 152 x 22. Weight in Grams: 481.
On Thursday, July 13, 1995, Chicagoans awoke to a blistering day on which the temperature would eventually climb to 106 degrees. It was the start of an unprecedented heat wave that would last a full week - and leave more than seven hundred people dead. Rather than view these deaths as the inevitable consequence of natural disaster, sociologist Eric Klinenberg decided to figure out why so many people - and, specifically, so many elderly, poor, and isolated people - died, and to identify the social and political failures that together made the heat wave so deadly. Published to coincide with ... Read more

Product Details

Format
Paperback
Publication date
2015
Publisher
The University of Chicago Press United States
Number of pages
328
Condition
New
Number of Pages
320
Place of Publication
, United States
ISBN
9780226276182
SKU
V9780226276182
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About Eric Klinenberg
Eric Klinenberg is professor of sociology and director of the Institute for Public Knowledge at New York University. His books include Going Solo: The Extraordinary Rise and Surprising Appeal of Living Alone and Fighting for Air: The Battle to Control America's Media, and he has contributed to the New Yorker, Rolling Stone, the New York Times Magazine, and This American ... Read more

Reviews for Heat Wave
"Klinenberg draws the lines of culpability in dozens of directions, drawing a dense and subtle portrait of exactly what happened." (Malcolm Gladwell) "Revelatory." (Chicago) "Should be required reading for all public officials." (Choice)

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