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Water and Los Angeles : a tale of three rivers, 1900-1941 / William Deverell and Tom Sitton.

Author:
Deverell, William, 1962- [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
  • Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2017]
  • ©2017
Description:
viii, 158 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Summary note:
"Los Angeles rose to significance in the first half of the twentieth century by way of its complex relationship to three rivers: the Los Angeles, the Owens, and the Colorado. The remarkable urban and suburban trajectory of southern California since then cannot be fully understood without reference to the ways in which each of these three river systems came to be connected to the metropolitan future of the region. This history of growth must be understood in full consideration of all three of these rivers and the challenges and opportunities they presented to those who would come to make Los Angeles a global power. Full of primary sources and original documents, Water and Los Angeles will be of interest to both students of Los Angeles and general readers interested in the origins of the city"--Provided by publisher.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 151-152) and index.
Contents:
Rivers of growth -- Harnessing the rivers -- Rivers in nature.
Subject(s):
Form/​Genre:
History.
ISBN:
  • 9780520292420 ((pbk. ; : alk. paper))
  • 0520292421 ((pbk. ; : alk. paper))
  • 9780520965973
LCCN:
2016028675
OCLC:
952588245
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