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Hazardous Metropolis: Flooding and Urban Ecology in Los Angeles

 
 
 
 
Hazardous Metropolis: Flooding and Urban Ecology in Los Angeles
Author: Jared Orsi
ISBN 13: 9780520238503
ISBN 10: 520238508
Edition: First Edition
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication Date: 2004-01-05
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 289
List Price: $85.00
 
 

An fascinating history of flood control efforts in Los Angeles from the 1870s to the present, showing how engineering has continually failed to contain nature. This book teaches us to think of cities as ecosystems.