Sandy was the costliest hurricane in U.S. history after Katrina, but the waters had barely receded from the Jersey coast when massive efforts began to Restore the Shore. Why do people build in areas open to repeated natural disasters? And why do they return to these areas in the wake of major devastation? Drawing on a variety of insights from environmental sociology, "Superstorm Sandy "answers these questions as it looks at both the unique character of the Jersey Shore and the more universal ways that humans relate to their environment.
Rutgers University Press
The Inevitable Destruction and Reconstruction of the Jersey Shore
Nature, Society, and Culture