history weekly hw

One

Read
–  Scott Knowles, “Lessons in the Rubble: The World Trade Center and the History of Disaster Investigations in the United States,” History and Technology (Spring, 2003): 9-28; Available in the Readings Folder; and
–  Scott Knowles, “Investigating 3.11: Disaster and the Politics of Expert Inquiry,” available at: http://fukushimaforum.wordpress.com/online-forum-2/online-forum/investigating-3-11/

  And discuss:  How does Knowles describe the relationship between technology (of nuclear power plants, or skyscrapers) and risk during disasters (man-made or not)?  How do these come into play during disaster investigations?

Two

   Please read:
–  Scott Knowles, “Lessons in the Rubble: The World Trade Center and the History of Disaster Investigations in the United States,” History and Technology (Spring, 2003): 9-28; Available in the Readings Folder; and
–  Scott Knowles, “Investigating 3.11: Disaster and the Politics of Expert Inquiry,” available at: http://fukushimaforum.wordpress.com/online-forum-2/online-forum/investigating-3-11/

 

  And discuss:  How does Knowles describe the relationship between technology (of nuclear power plants, or skyscrapers) and risk during disasters (man-made or not)?  How do these come into play during disaster investigations?