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Main Title Hazardous metropolis : flooding and urban ecology in Los Angeles /
Author Orsi, Jared,
Publisher University of California Press,
Year Published 2004
OCLC Number 51297217
ISBN 0520238508 (alk. paper); 9780520238503 (alk. paper)
Subjects Flood control--California--Los Angeles. ; Flood control--Government policy--California--Los Angeles. ; Urban ecology (Sociology)--California--Los Angeles. ; Overstromingen. ; Waterhuishouding. ; Stedelijke ontwikkeling. ; Los Angeles. ; Urban ecology--California--Los Angeles
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ELBM  TC424.C2O77 2004 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 12/10/2012
ERAM  TC424.C2O77 2004 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 03/11/2005
Collation xiii, 276 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 237-265) and index.
Contents Notes
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.