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Ecology of Fear by Mike Davis
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Mar 28, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: street-academia, muckraking
Read in March, 2010

Davis has amazing insight into the many poor long-term planning decisions that are regularly presented and represented to Angelenos (and the wider world) as disasters -- from fires to floods, tornadoes to suburb-prowling coyotes and mountain lions. Completely out of place is his several chapter assessments of LA dissaster and sci fi fiction, which seems to be ripped straight from an undergrad English comp thesis. boo on that.
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