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  • SEISMIC CITY: An Environmental History of San Francisco's 1906 Earthquake. by Dyl, Joanna L.
    Dyl, Joanna L.
    SEISMIC CITY: An Environmental History of San Francisco's 1906 Earthquake.

    Edition: First printing.

    Seattle: University of Washington Press, (2017). SIGNED hardcover first edition - A detailed study of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, one which examines the decades leading up to the catastrophic event and the city's recovery from it. In their zeal to rebuild, leaders of the city downplayed the risks and took actions which increased the danger going forward. A book which combines urban environmental history and disaster studies and shows how the crisis and subsequent rebuilding reflect the interplay of natural and human influences that have shaped San Francisco. SIGNED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. A title in the Weyerhaeuser Environmental Books series. Illustrated with photographs. Extensive notes, index. xvii, 355 pp. ISBN: 978-0295742465.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 78788
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  • Gilliam, Harold.
    BETWEEN THE DEVIL AND THE DEEP BLUE BAY:The Struggle To Save San Fancisco Bay.

    Edition: First printing.

    San Francisco: Chronicle Books, (1969.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A discussion of the dangers threatening San Francisco Bay and also of its importance to the area, not just in terms of wildlife and water, but in terms of climate, the impact earthquakes can have on filled land, etc. An important work, still timely. Illustrated with man black and white photographs of the bay and the surrounding areas.151pp. with list of photographers

    Condition: SIGNED on the front endpaper with the words 'good reading.' Just about fine in a very good dustjacket (some edgewear to dj, a couple of small holes.)

    Book ID: 27356
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  • BETWEEN THE DEVIL AND THE DEEP BLUE BAY:The Struggle To Save San Fancisco Bay. by Gilliam, Harold.
    Gilliam, Harold.
    BETWEEN THE DEVIL AND THE DEEP BLUE BAY:The Struggle To Save San Fancisco Bay.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    San Francisco: Chronicle Books, (1969.). A discussion of the dangers threatening San Francisco Bay and also of its importance to the area, not just in terms of wildlife and water, but in terms of climate, the impact earthquakes can have on filled land, etc. An important work, still timely. Illustrated with man black and white photographs of the bay and the surrounding areas.151pp. with list of photographers.

    Condition: Very good in glossy illustrated wrappers (crease on back cover.)

    Book ID: 53507
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  • Higman, Harry W. and Larrison, Earl J.
    UNION BAY: The Life of a City Marsh.

    Edition: First printing.

    Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1951. dj. Hardcover first edition - A study of wildlife in an area near a well-populated district of Seattle; the university is on the shores, and a ship canal runs through the bay - the contrast gave the authors a chance to study how wild plants and animals could live in harmony with their human neighbors: 'we could hear the honking cars which carried the noisy spectators from the games, while close to us... the bittern honked as it stood guard over its nest.' This book documents the result of the competition between man and wildlife for habitat - some wildlife adapts with little friction; others are driven to the verge of extinction. With…

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    Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1951. dj. Hardcover first edition - A study of wildlife in an area near a well-populated district of Seattle; the university is on the shores, and a ship canal runs through the bay - the contrast gave the authors a chance to study how wild plants and animals could live in harmony with their human neighbors: 'we could hear the honking cars which carried the noisy spectators from the games, while close to us... the bittern honked as it stood guard over its nest.' This book documents the result of the competition between man and wildlife for habitat - some wildlife adapts with little friction; others are driven to the verge of extinction. With the continued expansion of man into 'wild' areas, this book is probably more timely now than when it was written. Illustrated with drawings by Edmund J. Sawyer. Map endpapers. 315 pp.

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    Condition: Near fine in a good only dust jacket (edgewear to dj, large chip on back cover.)

    Book ID: 27146
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