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The Los Angeles River: Its Life, Death, and Possible Rebirth (Creating the North American Landscape)
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Three centuries ago, the Los Angeles River meandered through marshes and forests of willow and sycamore


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  • The Los Angeles River: Its Life, Death, And Possible Rebirth available on April 26 2016 from Indigo for 28.5
  • The Los Angeles River: Its Life, Death, and Possible Rebirth (Creating the North American Landscape) available on December 23 2014 from Amazon for 17.70
  • ISBN bar code 9780801866425 ξ3 registered April 26 2016
  • ISBN bar code 9780801866425 ξ4 registered December 23 2014
  • ISBN bar code 9780801866425 ξ1 registered May 27 2012
  • ISBN bar code 9780801866425 ξ2 registered April 20 2012
  • Product category is Book
  • Manufacturered by The Johns Hopkins University Press

  • # 978080186642

  • Product weight is 1.73 lbs.
Trout spawned in its waters and grizzly bears roamed its shores. The bountiful environment the river helped create supported one of the largest concentrations of Indians in North America. Today, the river is made almost entirely of concrete. Chain-link fence and barbed wire line its course. Shopping carts and trash litter its channel. Little water flows in the river most of the year, and nearly all that does is treated sewage and oily street runoff. On much of its course, the river looks more like a deserted freeway than a river. The river''s contemporary image belies its former character and its importance to the development of Southern California. Los Angeles would not exist were it not for the river, and the river was crucial to its growth. Recognizing its past and future potential, a potent movement has developed to revitalize its course. The Los Angeles River offers the first comprehensive account of a river that helped give birth to one of the world''s great cities, significantly shaped its history, and promises to play a key role in its future.

References
    ^ (2012). The Los Angeles River: Its Life, Death, and Possible Rebirth (revised Dec 2013)
    ^ (2001). The Los Angeles River: Its Life, Death, and Possible Rebirth, JHU Press. Wiki. (revised May 2012)
    ^ The Los Angeles River: Its Life, Death, And Possible Rebirth Indigo. (revised Apr 2016)
    ^ The Los Angeles River: Its Life, Death, and Possible Rebirth (Creating the North American Landscape), The Johns Hopkins University Press. Amazon. (revised Dec 2014)

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This fascinating book is packed with information about the history of Los Angeles. Not many present-day Angelenos would know that the location for the city was chosen because of the once-abundant flow of the Rio de Porciuncula, or Los Angeles River. Blake Gumprecht pulls an amazing feat in researching the River's many incarnations alongside the history of the growth of Los Angeles. In addition to providing detailed reports of the River's former courses, and devastating accounts of some of the River's infamo..
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Reading this book was an assignement for a geography course I was taking in college. My first thoughts were "A book on the L.A. River? How can they write an entire book on a river that flows a couple of days per year?" My indifference to the subject was quickly dismissed after the first few pages. This book is very insightful! It gives a detailed history on L.A., from it's foundation as a tiny pueblo to the sprawling metropolis it is today, with the river & water in Southern California being the central the..
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