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Malibu Diary: Notes From An Urban Refugee
Combining environmental history, personal memoir and a view on the complicated relationship between humans and the landscapes they destroy by loving them too much, this book is a warning beacon highlighting how it is that a lifestyle, however alluring, can be made precarious by the very natural forces that creates its charm. This diary is a provocative exploration of the t ...more
Hardcover, 200 pages
Published January 1st 2004 by University of Nevada Press
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I found this an interesting account of the efforts of Malibu to define itself, many of which I remember reading about or discussing with friends who lived there as they were occurring. I remember the fires and floods, the landslides and closed roads, and the conflicting views of residents on whether to stay entirely rural or allow some level of development. What Malibu has had a hard time with, though, from the beginning, is the concept that the ocean and the coastline belong to all of us, despi ...more