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San Francisco: A Natural History

(Images of America: California)

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The real San Francisco lies below the streets, sidewalks, and buildings, hidden from view. This famous city is known for its beautiful setting of water, trees, hills, and beaches, but relatively few people know of its true natural state. Before it was built up and paved over, the earth here was a diverse ecosystem of creeks, marshes, sand dunes, estuaries, and densely fore ...more
Paperback, 127 pages
Published July 1st 2006 by Arcadia Publishing (SC) (first published May 30th 2005)
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James
Jul 29, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Reading this book was like pulling a well-loved but worn teddy out of the chest. I recalled hiking the city's hills, creeks and dunes in the fifties, flying kites up on Bernal Heights and sliding down Twin Peaks on cardboard. ...and thought about what's been lost. If that was the sum, it would be an interesting read.

Gaar and Miller took it beyond a catalog of losses to present successes and achievable steps for preservation and restoration. The city has taken a beating, being filled, leveled, dr
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Feb 11, 2012 rated it really liked it
San Francisco's natural landscape, its flora, fauna, and landscape, were completely different than they are today. Just a few decades after Europeans settled here The City took on an entirely new face, and it is extremely interesting to read about what SF used to look like. Highly recommended.
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