Río L.A. : tales from the Los Angeles River (Book, 2001) [WorldCat.org]
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Río L.A. : tales from the Los Angeles River

Author: Patt Morrison; Mark Lamonica
Publisher: Santa Monica, Calif. : Angel City Press, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
Summary:
The subject of tremendous controversy, the L.A River has become a revered geographical icon that for too long was left neglected and unappreciated. Once, the river was the very source of the City of Angels--it meant life and death to those who lived along its shores. To some, it is still so. Today the Los Angeles River represents a 21st-century challenge: the preservation of a fifty-one-mile river where nature,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Patt Morrison; Mark Lamonica
ISBN: 1883318246 9781883318246
OCLC Number: 46642121
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 128 pages : color illustrations ; 23 x 29 cm
Contents: The once and future river --
The free-range river --
The women with baskets --
The men with muskets and rosaries --
The inadequate river --
The renegade river --
The men with bulldozers and cement--
The men with arches and spandrels --
The irrelevant river --
The phantom river --
The river resurrected.
Other Titles: Río Los Angeles
Responsibility: by Patt Morrison ; photographs by Mark Lamonica ; foreword by Kevin Starr.

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The subject of tremendous controversy, the L.A River has become a revered geographical icon that for too long was left neglected and unappreciated. Once, the river was the very source of the City of Angels--it meant life and death to those who lived along its shores. To some, it is still so. Today the Los Angeles River represents a 21st-century challenge: the preservation of a fifty-one-mile river where nature, commerce, concrete and humanity fight for space. Television commentator and Los Angeles Times columnist Patt Morrison and celebrated photographer Mark Lamonica have teamed to present the river in its diverse context, a waterway as unique as the city through which it meanders.--From publisher description.

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