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The Geography of Risk

Epic Storms, Rising Seas, and the Cost of America's Coasts

by Gilbert M. Gaul

Hardcover, 286 pages, Farrar Straus & Giroux, List Price: $28 |

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The Geography of Risk
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Epic Storms, Rising Seas, and the Cost of America's Coasts
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Gilbert M. Gaul

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Citing the five most expensive hurricanes in recent history, a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist reveals how federal subsidizing of high-risk property development has distorted common understandings of the dangers of living on the coast. Illustrations. Maps. Index.

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