Scott Gabriel Knowles

Scott Gabriel Knowles appears in the following:

A Scholar Looks at History to Chart a New Narrative on Natural Disasters

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Natural disasters have always been perceived through a unique historical lens. A professor argues that history can help us take a broader view of our relationship to catastrophe.


Breaking News Consumer's Handbook: U.S. Storm Edition

Friday, September 01, 2017

We examine the myths, misleading language, and tired media narratives that clog up storm coverage.

The Disaster Experts

Thursday, September 08, 2011

Historian Scott Gabriel Knowles tells how a diverse collection of professionals—insurance inspectors, engineers, scientists, journalists, public officials, civil defense planners, and emergency managers—emerged as the authorities on risk and disaster and, in the process, shaped modern America. The Disaster Experts: Mastering Risk in Modern America offers historical context for understanding who the experts are that influence decisions, how they became powerful, and why they are only slightly closer today than a decade ago to protecting the public from disasters.

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