John McQuaid & Mark Schleifstein, "Path of Destruction: The Devastation of New Orleans and the Coming Age of Superstorms"
Little, Brown and Company | 2006 | ISBN: 031601642X | 384 pages | siPDF | 5.9 MB
Award-winning journalists John McQuaid and Mark Schleifstein give us the most comprehensive account of how and why Katrina happened. But Path of Destruction
isn't just a book about the hurricane, those who survived, and those who didn't; it's also an account of the dreadful inadequacies and warning signs that existed prior to 2005, an indictment of the officials who failed to act, and a scientific investigation into why these superstorms are coming now—and why even more may be on the way. Drawing upon historical records, cutting-edge geology, and the latest climatology studies, McQuaid and Schleifstein reveal how changes in the earth's atmosphere, and the choices made by people and politicians, have created conditions that suggest the destruction of New Orleans and the Gulf may be only the beginning.