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  • ECOLOGY OF FEAR: Los Angeles and the Imagination of Disaster. by Davis, Mike.
    Davis, Mike.
    ECOLOGY OF FEAR: Los Angeles and the Imagination of Disaster.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Henry Holt, (1998). Hardcover first edition - A fascinating and still relevant look at the culture of Los Angeles - both in reality and how it is depicted in films, where LA has been destroyed by everything from lava to nukes to aliens. As he states "For generations, market-driven urbanization has transgressed environmental common sense. Historic wildfire corridors have been turned into view-lot suburbs, wetland liquefaction zones into marinas, and floodplains into industrial districts and housing tracts. Monolithic public works have been substituted for regional planning and a responsible land ethic. As a result, Southern California has reaped flood, fire, and earthquake tragedies that were as avoidable, as unnatural, as the beating of Rodney King and the…

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    New York: Henry Holt, (1998). Hardcover first edition - A fascinating and still relevant look at the culture of Los Angeles - both in reality and how it is depicted in films, where LA has been destroyed by everything from lava to nukes to aliens. As he states "For generations, market-driven urbanization has transgressed environmental common sense. Historic wildfire corridors have been turned into view-lot suburbs, wetland liquefaction zones into marinas, and floodplains into industrial districts and housing tracts. Monolithic public works have been substituted for regional planning and a responsible land ethic. As a result, Southern California has reaped flood, fire, and earthquake tragedies that were as avoidable, as unnatural, as the beating of Rodney King and the ensuing explosion in the streets." Illustrated with photographs. Davis has been awarded the McArthur "genius" award - and he still leaves in Los Angeles area. Notes, index. 484 pp. ISBN: 0-805051066.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 76444
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  • ECOLOGY OF FEAR: Los Angeles and the Imagination of Disaster. by Davis, Mike.
    Davis, Mike.
    ECOLOGY OF FEAR: Los Angeles and the Imagination of Disaster.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Henry Holt, (1998). SIGNED hardcover first edition - A fascinating look at the culture of Los Angeles - both in reality and how it is depicted in films, where LA has been destroyed by everything from lava to nukes to aliens. As he states "For generations, market-driven urbanization has transgressed environmental common sense. Historic wildfire corridors have been turned into view-lot suburbs, wetland liquefaction zones into marinas, and floodplains into industrial districts and housing tracts. Monolithic public works have been substituted for regional planning and a responsible land ethic. As a result, Southern California has reaped flood, fire, and earthquake tragedies that were as avoidable, as unnatural, as the beating of Rodney King and the ensuing explosion…

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    New York: Henry Holt, (1998). SIGNED hardcover first edition - A fascinating look at the culture of Los Angeles - both in reality and how it is depicted in films, where LA has been destroyed by everything from lava to nukes to aliens. As he states "For generations, market-driven urbanization has transgressed environmental common sense. Historic wildfire corridors have been turned into view-lot suburbs, wetland liquefaction zones into marinas, and floodplains into industrial districts and housing tracts. Monolithic public works have been substituted for regional planning and a responsible land ethic. As a result, Southern California has reaped flood, fire, and earthquake tragedies that were as avoidable, as unnatural, as the beating of Rodney King and the ensuing explosion in the streets." Illustrated with photographs. Davis has been awarded the McArthur "genius" award - and he still leaves in Los Angeles area. SIGNED on the title page. Notes, index. 484 pp. ISBN: 0-805051066.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 70017
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  • Jenkins, McKay.
    THE WHITE DEATH: Tragedy and Heroism in an Avalanche Zone.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, 2000. dj. Hardcover first edition - From Peter Matthiessen: 'a dramatic account of an ill-fated mountaineering family, and a well-researched study of the avalanches and the mysterious nature of snow.' Photographs, index. 228 pp. ISBN: 0-375-50303x.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 27211
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  • Jenkins, McKay.
    THE WHITE DEATH: Tragedy and Heroism in an Avalanche Zone.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, 2000. dj. Hardcover first edition - From Peter Matthiessen: 'a dramatic account of an ill-fated mountaineering family, and a well-researched study of the avalanches and the mysterious nature of snow.' Photographs, index. 228 pp. ISBN: 0-375-50303x.

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

    Book ID: 26704
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  • AGADIR. by Lundkvist, Artur (preface by William Jay Smith.)
    Lundkvist, Artur (preface by William Jay Smith.)
    AGADIR.

    Edition: First printing (limited edition.)

    Pittsburgh: Byblos Editions II, (1979.). Hardcover first edition - A long narrative poem describing the events of the 1960 earthquake in Southern Morocco that detroyed the city of Agadir, Preface by William Jay Smith; translated from the Swedish by Smith and Leif Sjoberg. One of only 230 copies, Illustrated with a sepia-toned frontispiece by William Libby (details from the frontispiece are used in the book to separate sections. 55 pp. Fine in marble covered boards with linen spine. No dust jacket, likely as issued. One of 230 copies. With a

    Condition: Near fine in red and gold marbleized papers with a black linen cloth spine,gilt lettering, in the original acetate wrapper (gift inscription on front endpaper, tear to acetate wrapper.)

    Book ID: 41494
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  • THE RAGING SEA: The Powerful Account of the Worst Tsunami in U.S. History. by Powers, Dennis M.
    Powers, Dennis M.
    THE RAGING SEA: The Powerful Account of the Worst Tsunami in U.S. History.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback.

    New York: Kensington, (2005.). First edition - An account of the 1964 tsunami - triggered by an earthquake in Alaska - that all but destroyed Crescent City on the California coast. Photographs, index. xiv, 288 pp. ISBN: 0-806-526823.

    Condition: Fine (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 50787
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