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A dangerous place : California's unsettling fate, Marc Reisner

Label
A dangerous place : California's unsettling fate
Title
A dangerous place
Title remainder
California's unsettling fate
Statement of responsibility
Marc Reisner
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In A Dangerous Place, Marc Reisner leads us through California's improbable history and rise from a largely desert land to the most populated state in the nation, fueled by an economic engine more productive than all of Africa. Reisner believes that the achievement of this, the last great desert civilization, hinges on California's denial of its own inescapable fate. Both the Los Angeles and San Francisco Bay areas sit astride two of the most violently seismic zones on the planet. The earthquakes that have already rocked California were, according to Reisner, mere prologues to a future cataclysm that will result in destruction of such magnitude that the only recourse will be to rebuild from the ground up. Reisner concludes A Dangerous Place with a hypothetical but chillingly realistic description of such a disaster and its horrifying after effects."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
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Reisner, Marc
Dewey number
979.4
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
F861
LC item number
.R43 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • California
  • California
  • California
  • Disasters
  • Earthquake damage
  • Naturkatastrophe
  • Prognose
  • Soziale Situation
  • Kalifornien
Label
A dangerous place : California's unsettling fate, Marc Reisner
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Publication
Note
Maps on lining papers
Extent
1 online resource (181 pages, [8] pages of plates
Form of item
online
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1029052762
Label
A dangerous place : California's unsettling fate, Marc Reisner
Link
Publication
Note
Maps on lining papers
Extent
1 online resource (181 pages, [8] pages of plates
Form of item
online
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1029052762

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