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Ecology of Fear: Los Angeles and the Imagination of Disaster

Mike Davis
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

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Comment from: Ish [Visitor] Email
IshSome other good titles along the same lines are "Late Victorian Holocausts" about British economic policy during the El Nino droughts of the late 1800's century, and "Planet of Slums" which is a book about reframing our image of the global cities.
06/04/07 @ 02:09

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