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The 1991 Tunnel Fire: The Case for an Affluence-Vulnerability Interface

Gregory L. Simon

in Flame and Fortune in the American West: Urban Development, Environmental Change, and the Great Oakland Hills Fire

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520292802
eISBN:
9780520966161
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520292802.003.0002
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Environmental Geography

The 1991 Oakland Hills Tunnel Fire is perhaps the most significant urban wildfire in United States history. Located in northeastern Oakland, California, and stretching northward into the city of ... More


Smoke Screen: When Explaining Wildfires Conceals the Incendiary

Gregory L. Simon

in Flame and Fortune in the American West: Urban Development, Environmental Change, and the Great Oakland Hills Fire

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520292802
eISBN:
9780520966161
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520292802.003.0007
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Environmental Geography

This chapter presents three cases that illustrate how the underlying drivers of wildland-urban interface (WUI) wildfires frequently mischaracterize the relative role of ecological and social ... More


Cataclysm: The Earthquake Disaster as a Lived and Reported Experience

J. Charles Schencking

in The Great Kant? Earthquake and the Chimera of National Reconstruction in Japan

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162180
eISBN:
9780231535069
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162180.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter reviews the experiences of people who survived the Great Kantō Earthquake. It also presents facts and figures brought by the destruction. The earthquakes did more than just destroy homes ... More


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