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Land of sunshine : an environmental history of metropolitan Los Angeles

Author: William Francis Deverell; Greg Hise
Publisher: Pittsburgh : University of Pittsburgh Press, ©2005.
Series: History of the urban environment.
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"Working forward from ancient times and ancient ecologies to the very recent past, Land of Sunshine is an exploration of the environmental history of greater Los Angeles. Rather than decrying the lost opportunities of "roads not taken," these essays, by nineteen leading geologists, ecologists, and historians, instead consider the changing dynamics both of the city and of nature." "The result is a portrait of Los  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Land of sunshine.
Pittsburgh : University of Pittsburgh Press, c2005
(OCoLC)607633589
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William Francis Deverell; Greg Hise
ISBN: 0822942542 9780822942542 0822959399 9780822959397
OCLC Number: 57414722
Description: viii, 350 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction : The metropolitan nature of Los Angeles / Greg Hise and William Deverell --
Folio one : Southern California, 1900 / William McClung. Political ecology of prehistoric Los Angeles / L. Mark Raab ; The Los Angeles prairie / Paula M. Schiffman ; Ranchos and the politics of land claims / Karen Clay and Werner Troesken --
Folio two : Lost landscapes/past lives / Terry Harkness. Pollution and public policy at the turn of the twentieth century / Daniel Johnson ; Beaches versus oil in greater Los Angeles / Paul Sabin ; Who killed the Los Angeles River? / Blake Gumprecht ; Flood control engineering in the urban ecosystem / Jared Orsi ; Private sector planning for the environment / Tom Sitton ; Zoning and environmental inequity in the industrial East Side / Christopher G. Boone ; Los Angeles against the mountains / John McPhee --
Folio three : Transitions in Southern California landscape photography, 1900-1940 / Michael Dawson. Thirteen ways of seeing nature in LA / Jennifer Price ; A garden of worldly delights / Douglas C. Sackman ; Changing attitudes toward animals among Chicanas and Latinas in Los Angeles / Unna Lassiter and Jennifer Wolch --
Epilogue : The present as history / Robert Gottlieb.
Series Title: History of the urban environment.
Responsibility: edited by William Deverell and Greg Hise.
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Most people equate Los Angeles with smog, sprawl, forty suburbs in search of a city - the great "what not to do" of twentieth-century city building. This book explores the environmental history of  Read more...

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"A powerful and compelling insight into how the greater Los Angeles area from prehistory to the present has succeeded, failed, and compromised at environmental sustainability."--Norris Hundley, UCLA

 
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