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Germ Wars: The Politics of Microbes and America's Landscape of Fear

Melanie Armstrong

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520292765
eISBN:
9780520966147
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520292765.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

The United States government has spent billions of dollars this century to prepare the nation for bioterrorism, despite the extremely rare occurrence of biological attacks in modern American history. ... More


Down the Wild Cape Fear: A River Journey through the Heart of North Carolina

Philip Gerard

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469602073
eISBN:
9781469608136
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9781469608129_Gerard
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This book invites readers onto the fabled waters of the Cape Fear River and guides them on the 200-mile voyage from the confluence of the Deep and Haw Rivers at Mermaid Point all the way to the Cape ... More


Introduction

Philip Gerard

in Down the Wild Cape Fear: A River Journey through the Heart of North Carolina

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469602073
eISBN:
9781469608136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469602073.003.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter describes the Cape Fear River as many rivers with many seasons. In the course of more than four centuries, it has been called the Sapona, Rio Jordan, the Charles, the Clarendon, the ... More


Introduction: Political Ecologies of Bioterror

Melanie Armstrong

in Germ Wars: The Politics of Microbes and America's Landscape of Fear

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520292765
eISBN:
9780520966147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520292765.003.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Bioterrorism has emerged as a prominent fear of the modern age, alongside revolutions in biological science and changing practices of warfare. Bioterrorism is also an important, and often overlooked, ... More


Conclusion: “Freaked Out Yet?”

Melanie Armstrong

in Germ Wars: The Politics of Microbes and America's Landscape of Fear

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520292765
eISBN:
9780520966147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520292765.003.0008
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Fears of bioterrorism persist more than a decade after 9/11, continuing to shape public health practice and scientific research. The conclusion revisits two themes of the book: that the materiality ... More


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Philip Gerard

in Down the Wild Cape Fear: A River Journey through the Heart of North Carolina

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469602073
eISBN:
9781469608136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469602073.003.0012
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter focuses on the author's pilot and companion, Kemp Burdette, the thirty-six-year-old Cape Fear river keeper. He's been on the job a little less than a year. Formerly Kemp served as ... More


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Philip Gerard

in Down the Wild Cape Fear: A River Journey through the Heart of North Carolina

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469602073
eISBN:
9781469608136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469602073.003.0014
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter describes the ferry dock for the Southport-Fort Fisher ferry where the brick remains of a twenty-foot-tall lighthouse, Price's Creek Light, stand. Built in 1849, it was one of eight ... More


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Philip Gerard

in Down the Wild Cape Fear: A River Journey through the Heart of North Carolina

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469602073
eISBN:
9781469608136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469602073.003.0016
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter shows that the route to the actual Cape Fear on Bald Head Island is circuitous and expensive. The cape, of course, is a shifty piece of real estate. In this part of the world, sand ... More


Place Remaking through Environmental Recovery and Revitalization

Isabelle Anguelovski

in Neighborhood as Refuge: Community Reconstruction, Place Remaking, and Environmental Justice in the City

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780262026925
eISBN:
9780262322188
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262026925.003.0005
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

In Dudley, Casc Antic, and CayoHueso, people feel strongly attached to the places where they live and work, to their tangible assets, and to the relationships that they have built there. These strong ... More


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