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A Dangerous Place Reading A Dangerous Place By Marc Reisner Bassgrotto.co.uk Writing With A Signature Command Of His Subject And With Compelling Resonance, Marc Reisner Leads Us Through California S Improbable Rise From A Largely Desert Land To The Most Populated State In The Nation, Fueled By An Economic Engineproductive Than All Of Africa Reisner Believes That The Success Of This Last Great Desert Civilization Hinges On California S Denial

  • Paperback
  • 208 pages
  • A Dangerous Place
  • Marc Reisner
  • English
  • 13 January 2019
  • 0142003832

About the Author: Marc Reisner

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10 thoughts on “A Dangerous Place

  1. says:

    This book is part history of California fascinating , part geology seismology fascinating , part state wide logistics things like how our drinking water is delivered, etc., shocking in some ways , and part novel in which the author tries to tie it all together in a hypothetical earthquake in the SF bay area Obviously the prognosis isn t good, but it s far worse than one might otherwise imagine given some of the vulnerabilities of which most of us are ignorant at least I was.The San Diego This book is part history of California fascinating , part geology seismology fascinating , part state wide logistics things like how our drinking water is delivered, etc., shocking in some ways , and part novel in which the author tries to tie it all together in a hypothetical earthquake in the SF bay area ...

  2. says:

    Reisner was an environmentalist wrote a seminal book called Cadillac Desert about water in the American West A Dangerous Place is his smaller, later book about earthquakes in my adoptive state of California It s the first book of his I ve read Cadillac Desert is on my shelf, next up , and he s a good writer Having enjoyed his whirlwind tour of the ill advised settling of Europeans en mass on this part of the continent, atop a spiderweb of destructive faultlines and prone to floods and fires Reisner was an environmentalist wrote a seminal book called Cadillac Desert about water in the American West A Dangerous Place is his smaller, later book about earthquakes in my adoptive state of California It s the first book of his I ve read Cadillac Desert is on my shelf, next up , and he s a good writer Having enjoyed his whirlwind tour of the ill advised settling of Europeans en mass on this part of the continent, atop a spiderweb of destructive faultlines and prone to floods and fi...

  3. says:

    Reisner died before the final edit so it s not well annotated So it goes from being a scholarly meditation toof a polemic But a good polemic The only part I didn t care for was the imagined earthquake I...

  4. says:

    This wasn t anything new to me since I am familiar with earthquakes and the Delta Still scary, though Anyone who lives in California and doesn t know a lot about geology or the disaster in the making that is the Sacramento River Delta should read this.

  5. says:

    and here s a non fiction book which explains exactly how likely California is no simultaneously flood, fall into the ocean, catch fire, and get eaten by dinosaurs It s pretty good, though it prompted a small flurry of emergency prep in our house.

  6. says:

    Reisner writes about the infrastructure problems that exist in the Bay Area due to the threat of earthquakes It is a very interesting read of what if Reisner creates a scenario of damage that would make Katrina and New Orleans pale in comparison.

  7. says:

    Time to either get out of the Bay Area, or stock up on water, food, gas, and meet a friend with a boat in Marin Great book, very scary to learn just how unstable the densely populated areas of California are

  8. says:

    This book was published three years after the author s death, so there are some things that probably would have changed and improved the flow and clarity of the book However, it s got a great recap of the history of water in California, and a lot of deserved focus on the vulnerabilities of the levees in the delta not only to natural decomposition, erosion and flooding, but to seismic activity He brings that home again in the scenario he paints for the future, and he is not uninformed The scen This book was published three years after the author s death, so ther...

  9. says:

    Excellent history of the 19th and early 20th century population booms of San Francisco and Los Angeles, particularly in LA and the engineering and chicanery involved in getting water from point A to a very far point B Th...

  10. says:

    Amazing and just a bit frightening Concisely spells out the dangers associated with building on unstable land Also identifies the financial forces that encourage unwise siting and building practices Focuses on San Francisco and LA Yes, in concludes wit...

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