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New York: Metropolitan Books, 1998
I completely recommend Ecology of Fear. It's about how Los Angeles is situated and built in such a way as to maximize the social consequences of any (extremely likely) natural disaster. There's a section on long-term climate changes and weather patterns that I thought would be deadly boring, but it was riveting. Honestly, I really don't like nonfiction much, but I loved this.
Kathleen R. Ryan
Assistant Professor, Plant & Microbial Biology