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The Resource A river with a city problem : a history of Brisbane floods, Margaret Cook

A river with a city problem : a history of Brisbane floods, Margaret Cook

Label
A river with a city problem : a history of Brisbane floods
Title
A river with a city problem
Title remainder
a history of Brisbane floods
Statement of responsibility
Margaret Cook
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
'An engrossing account of the complex relationship between a river and the cities that grew up around it.' Nick Earls 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
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10796790
Cataloging source
AU@
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cook, Margaret
Dewey number
994.31
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Floods
  • Rivers
  • Flood dams and reservoirs
  • Floodplains
  • Brisbane River Watershed (Qld.)
  • Brisbane River (Qld.)
Target audience
adult
Label
A river with a city problem : a history of Brisbane floods, Margaret Cook
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000065195005
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xv, 232 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780702260438
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)1096298174
Label
A river with a city problem : a history of Brisbane floods, Margaret Cook
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000065195005
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xv, 232 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780702260438
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)1096298174

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