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Hazardous metropolis : flooding and urban ecology in Los Angeles

Author: Jared Orsi
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Although better known for its sunny skies, Los Angeles suffers devastating flooding. This book explores a little-known chapter in the city's history - the failures to control floods that occurred  Read more...

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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jared Orsi
ISBN: 0520238508 9780520238503
OCLC Number: 51297217
Description: xiii, 276 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Water in Los Angeles: a portrait of an urban ecosystem --
1. City of a thousand rivers: the emergence of an urban ecosystem, 1884-1914 --
2. A centralized authority and a comprehensive plan: response to the floods, 1914-1917 --
3. A weir to do man's bidding: the great San Gabriel Dam fiasco, 1917-1929 --
4. A more effective scouring agent: the New Year's Eve debris flood and the collapse of local flood control, 1930-1934 --
5. The sun is shining over southern California: the politics of federal flood control in Los Angeles, 1935-1969 --
6. Necessary but not sufficient: storms, environmentalism, and new visions for flood control, 1969-2001 --
The historical structure of disorder: urban ecology in Los Angeles and beyond.
Responsibility: Jared Orsi.
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