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The Resource A River with a City Problem

A River with a City Problem

Label
A River with a City Problem
Title
A River with a City Problem
Statement of responsibility
Margaret Cook
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When floods devastated South East Queensland in 2011, who was to blame? Despite the inherent risk of living on a floodplain, most residents had pinned their hopes on Wivenhoe Dam to protect them, and when it failed to do so, dam operators were blamed for the scale of the catastrophic events that followed. A River with a City Problem is a compelling history of floods in the Brisbane River catchment, especially those in 1893, 1974 and 2011. Extensively researched, it highlights the force of nature, the vagaries of politics and the power of community. With many river cities facing urban development challenges, Cook makes a convincing argument for what must change to prevent further tragedy
Summary
When floods devastated South East Queensland in 2011, who was to blame? Despite the inherent risk of living on a floodplain, most residents had pinned their hopes on Wivenhoe Dam to protect them, and when it failed to do so, dam operators were blamed for the scale of the catastrophic events that followed. A River with a City Problem is a compelling history of floods in the Brisbane River catchment, especially those in 1893, 1974 and 2011. Extensively researched, it highlights the force of nature, the vagaries of politics and the power of community. With many river cities facing urban development challenges, Cook makes a convincing argument for what must change to prevent further tragedy.
Writing style
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10796790
Cataloging source
SALS
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Margaret Cook
Dewey number
994.0
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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NAT023000
Target audience
adult
Label
A River with a City Problem
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300009582
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780702262203
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
A River with a City Problem
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300009582
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780702262203
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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