"The best account yet of why the levees failed. The authors also warn of more disasters to come if politicians and government agencies continue to promot huge engineering project along unstable coastlines."
--Bruce Babbitt, former Secretary of the interior Please join us at Octavia Books for a talk and booksigning with co-authors Shirley Laska and Robert Gramling for the release of this groundbreaking book,
CATASTROPHE IN THE MAKING: The Engineering of Katrina and the Disasters of Tomorrow. Shirley Laska is a professor of Sociology at the University of New Orleans and director of the Center for Hazards, Assessment, Response and Technology (CHART) Robert Gramling is professor of Sociology and director of the Center for Socioeconomic Research at the University of Louisiana at Layayette. (booksense)