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In the shadow of melting glaciers : climate change and Andean society / Mark Carey.

By: Carey, Mark (Mark P.).
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2010Description: vii, 273 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9780195396065 (hbk.); 9780195396072 (pbk.).Subject(s): Climatic changes -- Peru | Glaciers -- Peru | Climatic changes -- Social aspects -- Peru | Environmental engineering -- Peru | Emergency management -- Peru | Peru -- Environmental conditions | Andes Region -- Environmental conditions | Blanca, Cordillera (Peru) -- Environmental conditions | Peru -- Social conditions | Blanca, Cordillera (Peru) -- Social conditionsDDC classification: 551.6985 CAR Online resources: Table of contents
Contents:
Melted ice destroys a city : Huaraz, 1941 -- Georacial disorder beneath enchanted lakes -- Engineering the Andes, nationalizing natural disaster -- High development follows disasters -- In pursuit of danger : defining and defending hazard zones -- The story of vanishing water towers -- The risk of neoliberal glaciers -- Appendix 1: Selected Cordillera Blanca glacial lake security projects -- Appendix 2: Glacier-related disasters in Cordillera Blanca history -- Appendix 3: Government entities conducting glacier and glacial lake projects.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Melted ice destroys a city : Huaraz, 1941 -- Georacial disorder beneath enchanted lakes -- Engineering the Andes, nationalizing natural disaster -- High development follows disasters -- In pursuit of danger : defining and defending hazard zones -- The story of vanishing water towers -- The risk of neoliberal glaciers -- Appendix 1: Selected Cordillera Blanca glacial lake security projects -- Appendix 2: Glacier-related disasters in Cordillera Blanca history -- Appendix 3: Government entities conducting glacier and glacial lake projects.

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