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Degrees of Disaster: Prince William Sound: How Nature Reels and Rebounds
     

Degrees of Disaster: Prince William Sound: How Nature Reels and Rebounds

by Jeff Wheelwright
 
In this fascinating account of the ecological effects of the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill on Prince William Sound, Jeff Wheelwright tells the complex story of a region where natural disturbance is normal. While the spill had toxic short-term effects, the author concludes that cleanup efforts probably perpetrated more damage than the oil did. Left alone the Sound

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In this fascinating account of the ecological effects of the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill on Prince William Sound, Jeff Wheelwright tells the complex story of a region where natural disturbance is normal. While the spill had toxic short-term effects, the author concludes that cleanup efforts probably perpetrated more damage than the oil did. Left alone the Sound would have repaired itself quickly. Throughout the book Wheelwright illuminates the gap between the scientists' measurements of change and the public's understanding of disaster. The author has written a new afterword for this paperback edition.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300068153
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
01/28/1996
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
5.95(w) x 8.96(h) x 1.25(d)

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