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by Robert E. Hinshaw

  • ISBN: 1555663885
  • Category: Professionals and Academics
  • Subcategory: Biography
  • Author: Robert E. Hinshaw
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Johnson Books (June 15, 2006)
  • Pages: 339
  • ePub book: 1670 kb
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  • Rating: 4.9
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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Gilbert White- father of floodplain management and the national flood insurance program, and founder of the interdisciplinary science of natural hazards- has educated the nation and the world on how to change the ways we manage water resources and mitigate natural hazards.

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Gilbert White- father of floodplain management and the national flood insurance program, and founder of the interdisciplinary science of natural hazards- has educated the nation and the world on how to change the ways we manage water resources and mitigate natural hazards.

Gilbert F. White, along with his former students and colleagues including Robert Kates and Ian Burton, have become some of the most . Living with nature's extremes: the life of Gilbert Fowler White. Boulder, CO: Johnson Books. White, along with his former students and colleagues including Robert Kates and Ian Burton, have become some of the most influential scholars of natural and technological hazards. White received numerous honours in his lifetime. Hazard and Choice Perception in Flood Plain Management.

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The Life of Gilbert Fowler White. by Robert E. Hinshaw. Published June 15, 2006 by Johnson Books. Hinshaw (Hinshaw, Robert . used books, rare books and new books. Living With Nature's Extremes: The Life of Gilbert Fowler White: ISBN 9781555663889 (978-1-55566-388-9) Softcover, Johnson Books, 2006. Find all books by 'Robert E. Hinshaw' and compare prices Find signed collectible books by 'Robert E. Hinshaw'. Action Anthropology and Sol Tax in 2012: The Final Word? (Memoir). Panajachel: A Guatemalan town in thirty-year perspective (Pitt Latin American series). ISBN 9780822932963 (978-0-8229-3296-3) Softcover, University of Pittsburgh Press, 1975.

Personal Name: Hinshaw, Robert . 1933-. Publication, Distribution, et. Boulder, Colo. Includes bibliographical references (p. 314-326) and index. Personal Name: White, Gilbert F. Johnson Books, (c)2006. Rubrics: Hydraulic engineers United States Biography Geographers. ISBN: 0882851527 Publication & Distribution: New Brunswick, .

Gilbert White- father of floodplain management and the national flood insurance program, and founder of the interdisciplinary science of natural hazards- has educated the nation and the world on how to change the ways we manage water resources and mitigate natural hazards.

With an unending list of contributions to the scientific community and with an impressive array of awards too long to mention, it is not surprising that Gilbert White is an intellectually remarkable man. What is less obvious is Gilbert’s very human approach to life. He worked best at resolving differences behind the scenes, holding a deep belief in the dignity and worth of each individual and the richness of home and family. He believed with a passion that any person can make a significant difference in this very messy world. It takes only the determination to live a life that matters.

This book is both biography and memoir. It is a tribute to a scientist who has changed the scientific community and the world.

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"Floods are an act of God, but flood losses are largely an act of man." Those prophetic words were spoken by Gilbert Fowler White (1911-2006), who is known as the father of good floodplain management. White's words should be a wakeup call for everyone involved in floodplain issues on the Front Range, and especially in Boulder, where Gilbert lived for many years .

If you look one of the flood impact maps that he created, you will see a perfect correlation to the horrendous disaster that has impacted Boulder and the current flood damage. Unless something drastic changes, the situation will just keep repeating itself. "Canute engineering" is what I call attempts to stop forces way beyond our understanding. As King Cnut of the Danes demonstrated in the 11th century, for man to attempt to command the tide is an exercise in futility and doomed to utter failure. The images of the recent flood damage in the Front Range aptly illustrate this--or, to totally misquote Ozymandias, Shelley's king of kings: "Look on Flood Control works, ye Planners, and despair!" Looking at the monument created in Gilbert's honor just northwest of the downtown Boulder Public Library building, you really understand what that means.

Every civil engineer in Colorado should be ordering a copy of Living With Nature's Extremes: The Life of Gilbert Fowler White by Robert E Hinshaw and the City of Boulder should get his notes out from the Library where they are gathering dust and make them mandatory reading for every City of Boulder employee. Any engineer should know (but we often forget) that to survive a natural disaster you have to work with the forces of nature and not try to stand in opposition to them. The Quaker Meeting House that White attended on Upland Ave, Boulder. sailed through the flood without a scratch while all around it neighbors were flooded. Rather than attempting to stop flood waters with barriers, the building and grounds are designed to gently and smoothly redirect water flowing onto the property into the nearby drainage structures while slowing it down and absorbing as much as possible into the landscaping, and guess who we can thank for that.
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Pete is a Civil Engineer from Africa ( where they have catastrophic floods every year ) who runs global pursuit of excellence programs in a wide variety of industries
Danial Danial
You can't learn about hazards studies without being exposed to Gilbert Fowler White-- this is an excellent biography, very student friendly.
Yojin Yojin
While this book is nominally and actually a biography of Dr. White, it cannot help but also be a forum for the ideas he held regarding the nature of disasters (particularily of flooding), and the responses to such disasters by government and individuals.

Perhaps his strongest legacy is the understanding that a reliance on structural works to prevent floods (dams, levees, floodwalls) increased damages caused by flooding rather than decreasing them. This is perfectly exampled by the events in New Orleans where levees and pumping stations failed. In New Orleans they were designed to withstand a Cat 3 hurricane. Katrina came ashore as a Cat 3, but improper design, improper construction, and improper maintenance allowed them to fail with the known results.

It is still not clear that the Army Corp of Engineers believes this as they rebuild the levees, and the local politicians have entertained no thought but that of rebuilding the city.

The situation in New Orleans and in other floods would not have been so bad if the consequences had not been so well predicted before.

To go with this book I also recomment John McPhee's THE CONTROL OF NATURE, particularly the section on the Mississippi River.