The Storm: What Went Wrong And Why During Hurricane Katrina--the Inside Story From One Loui Siana Scientist by Ivor Van Heerden

The Storm: What Went Wrong And Why During Hurricane Katrina--the Inside Story From One Loui Siana…

byIvor Van Heerden, Mike Bryan

Paperback | July 31, 2007

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The ultimate inside story of the Katrina tragedy?from the cofounder of the LSU Hurricane Center

After warning for years about the looming threat of catastrophic flooding in New Orleans, Ivor van Heerden was one of the highest-profile media experts during the Katrina disaster. Over the following eighteen months, he was even more prominent as he challenged the official version of those events and campaigned for an engineering plan that would protect all of southeastern Louisiana, once and for all. In The Storm, van Heerden lays out in full detail the stunning incompetence among the bureaucrats, the politicians, and the Army Corps of Engineers that culminated in the catastrophe that crippled, perhaps forever, a great American city.

About The Author

Ivor van Heerden was born in Johannesburg, South Africa. He is cofounder and deputy director of the LSU Hurricane Center and director of the Center for the Study of Public Health Impacts of Hurricanes. He is also associate professor of civil and environmental engineering at LSU. He holds a Ph.D. in marine sciences from LSU, where his r...

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Title:The Storm: What Went Wrong And Why During Hurricane Katrina--the Inside Story From One Loui Siana…Format:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 8.29 × 5.49 × 0.75 inPublished:July 31, 2007Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0143112139

ISBN - 13:9780143112136

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[An] important book. . . . [Van Heerden is] a man with a story to get out who is gradually finding a way to do it. . . . And he does it simply, commonsensically, with illustrations to clarify his points. (New Orleans Times-Picayune)