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Los Angeles River Its Life, Death, and Possible Rebirth

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ISBN-10: 0801866421

ISBN-13: 9780801866425

Edition: 2001

Authors: Blake Gumprecht

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Three centuries ago, the Los Angeles River meandered through marshes and forests of willow and sycamore. 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…    
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Book details

List price: $30.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 4/30/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.892
Language: English

Preface to the Paperback Edition
The River as It Once Was
Sustenance for the Young Pueblo
Draining the River Dry
A Stream That Could Not Be Trusted
Fifty-one Miles of Concrete
Exhuming the River