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    Description"The freshest, deepest, most optimistic account of human nature I've come across in years." -Bill McKibben The most startling thing about disasters, according to award-winning author Rebecca Solnit, is not merely that so many people rise to the occasion, but that they do so with joy. That joy reveals an ordinarily unmet yearning for community, purposefulness, and meaningful work that disaster often provides. "A Paradise Built in Hell" is an investigation of the moments of altruism, resourcefulness, and generosity that arise amid disaster's grief and disruption and considers their implications for everyday life. It points to a new vision of what society could become-one that is less authoritarian and fearful, more collaborative and local.


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    Title
    A Paradise Built in Hell
    Subtitle
    The Extraordinary Communities That Arise in Disaster
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Rebecca Solnit
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 353
    Width: 165 mm
    Height: 215 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 304 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780143118077
    ISBN 10: 0143118072
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SOC
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.3
    BIC subject category V2: JMH
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: JKSR
    Ingram Subject Code: SO
    Libri: I-SO
    B&T General Subject: 670
    BISAC V2.8: PSY031000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25340
    BISAC V2.8: SOC026000
    BIC subject category V2: JHB, JFFC
    B&T Approval Code: A11330000
    DC21: 303.485
    B&T Approval Code: A19406000
    BISAC V2.8: SOC040000
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 303.48/5, 303.485
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: HV553 .S59 2010
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    Penguin Putnam Inc
    Imprint name
    Penguin USA
    Publication date
    31 August 2010
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Author Information
    Rebecca Solnit is the author of numerous books, including "Hope in the Dark," "River of Shadows: Eadweard Muybridge and the Technological Wild West," "Wanderlust: A History of Walking," and "As Eve Said to the Serpent: On Landscape, Gender, and Art," which was nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award in Criticism. In 2003, she received the prestigious Lannan Literary Award.