Curbside pickup and returns now available at 26 locations. View updated hours of operations here.

Extreme Cities: the Peril and Promise of Urban Life in the Age of Climate Change
(eAudiobook)

Book Cover
Average Rating
Published:
[United States] : Tantor Audio, 2018.
Content Description:
1 online resource (1 audio file (12hr., 21 min.)) : digital.
Status:
Description

How will climate change affect our lives? Where will its impacts be most deeply felt? Are we doing enough to protect ourselves from the coming chaos? In Extreme Cities, Ashley Dawson argues that cities are ground zero for climate change, contributing the lion's share of carbon to the atmosphere, while also lying on the frontlines of rising sea levels. Today, the majority of the world's megacities are located in coastal zones, yet few of them are adequately prepared for the floods that will increasingly menace their shores. Instead, most continue to develop luxury waterfront condos for the elite and industrial facilities for corporations. These not only intensify carbon emissions, but also place coastal residents at greater risk when water levels rise. In Extreme Cities, Dawson offers an alarming portrait of the future of our cities, describing the efforts of Staten Island, New York, and Shishmareff, Alaska residents to relocate; Holland's models for defending against the seas; and the development of New York City before and after Hurricane Sandy. Our best hope lies not with fortified sea walls, he argues. Rather, it lies with urban movements already fighting to remake our cities in a more just and equitable way. As much a harrowing study as a call to arms, Extreme Cities is a must-listen for anyone concerned with the threat of global warming, and of the cities of the world.

Also in This Series
More Like This
Other Editions and Formats
More Copies In LINK+
Loading LINK+ Copies...
More Details
Format:
eAudiobook
Edition:
Unabridged.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781977323880 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book), 197732388X (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)

Notes

Restrictions on Access
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Participants/Performers
Read by L.J. Ganser.
Description
How will climate change affect our lives? Where will its impacts be most deeply felt? Are we doing enough to protect ourselves from the coming chaos? In Extreme Cities, Ashley Dawson argues that cities are ground zero for climate change, contributing the lion's share of carbon to the atmosphere, while also lying on the frontlines of rising sea levels. Today, the majority of the world's megacities are located in coastal zones, yet few of them are adequately prepared for the floods that will increasingly menace their shores. Instead, most continue to develop luxury waterfront condos for the elite and industrial facilities for corporations. These not only intensify carbon emissions, but also place coastal residents at greater risk when water levels rise. In Extreme Cities, Dawson offers an alarming portrait of the future of our cities, describing the efforts of Staten Island, New York, and Shishmareff, Alaska residents to relocate; Holland's models for defending against the seas; and the development of New York City before and after Hurricane Sandy. Our best hope lies not with fortified sea walls, he argues. Rather, it lies with urban movements already fighting to remake our cities in a more just and equitable way. As much a harrowing study as a call to arms, Extreme Cities is a must-listen for anyone concerned with the threat of global warming, and of the cities of the world.
System Details
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

Dawson, A., & Ganser, L. (2018). Extreme Cities: the Peril and Promise of Urban Life in the Age of Climate Change. Unabridged. [United States]: Tantor Audio.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Dawson, Ashley and L.J.. Ganser. 2018. Extreme Cities: The Peril and Promise of Urban Life in the Age of Climate Change. [United States]: Tantor Audio.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Dawson, Ashley and L.J.. Ganser, Extreme Cities: The Peril and Promise of Urban Life in the Age of Climate Change. [United States]: Tantor Audio, 2018.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Dawson, Ashley., and L.J. Ganser. Extreme Cities: The Peril and Promise of Urban Life in the Age of Climate Change. Unabridged. [United States]: Tantor Audio, 2018.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
Staff View
Grouped Work ID:
f468a26d-53d9-3e74-9a24-4b49ad1a4fc8
Go To GroupedWork

Hoopla Extract Information

hooplaId12040412
titleExtreme Cities
kindAUDIOBOOK
price2.46
active1
pa0
profanity0
children0
demo0
rating
abridged0
dateLastUpdatedAug 01, 2021 12:09:29 AM

Record Information

Last File Modification TimeSep 01, 2020 11:23:31 PM
Last Grouped Work Modification TimeOct 28, 2021 02:08:33 AM

MARC Record

LEADER03246nim a22004935a 4500
001MWT12040412
003MWT
00520191125092736.0
006m     o  h        
007sz zunnnnnuned
007cr nnannnuuuua
008180202s2018    xxunnn es      z  n eng d
020 |a 9781977323880 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
020 |a 197732388X (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
02842|a MWT12040412
029 |a https://d2snwnmzyr8jue.cloudfront.net/ttm_9781977323880_180.jpeg
037 |a 12040412|b Midwest Tape, LLC|n http://www.midwesttapes.com
040 |a Midwest|e rda
08204|a 711
099 |a eAudiobook hoopla
1001 |a Dawson, Ashley.
24510|a Extreme Cities :|b the Peril and Promise of Urban Life in the Age of Climate Change|h [electronic resource].
250 |a Unabridged.
264 1|a [United States] :|b Tantor Audio,|c 2018.
264 2|b Made available through hoopla
300 |a 1 online resource (1 audio file (12hr., 21 min.)) :|b digital.
336 |a spoken word|b spw|2 rdacontent
337 |a computer|b c|2 rdamedia
338 |a online resource|b cr|2 rdacarrier
344 |a digital|h digital recording|2 rda
347 |a data file|2 rda
506 |a Digital content provided by hoopla.
5111 |a Read by L.J. Ganser.
520 |a How will climate change affect our lives? Where will its impacts be most deeply felt? Are we doing enough to protect ourselves from the coming chaos? In Extreme Cities, Ashley Dawson argues that cities are ground zero for climate change, contributing the lion's share of carbon to the atmosphere, while also lying on the frontlines of rising sea levels. Today, the majority of the world's megacities are located in coastal zones, yet few of them are adequately prepared for the floods that will increasingly menace their shores. Instead, most continue to develop luxury waterfront condos for the elite and industrial facilities for corporations. These not only intensify carbon emissions, but also place coastal residents at greater risk when water levels rise. In Extreme Cities, Dawson offers an alarming portrait of the future of our cities, describing the efforts of Staten Island, New York, and Shishmareff, Alaska residents to relocate; Holland's models for defending against the seas; and the development of New York City before and after Hurricane Sandy. Our best hope lies not with fortified sea walls, he argues. Rather, it lies with urban movements already fighting to remake our cities in a more just and equitable way. As much a harrowing study as a call to arms, Extreme Cities is a must-listen for anyone concerned with the threat of global warming, and of the cities of the world.
538 |a Mode of access: World Wide Web.
650 0|a Cities and towns|x Social aspects.
650 0|a Human beings|x Effect of climate on.
650 0|a Climatic changes.
650 0|a Urban ecology (Sociology)
650 0|a City planning|x Climatic factors.
7001 |a Ganser, L.J..
7102 |a hoopla digital.
85640|u https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/12040412?utm_source=MARC|z Instantly available on hoopla.
85642|z Cover image|u https://d2snwnmzyr8jue.cloudfront.net/ttm_9781977323880_180.jpeg