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A Dangerous Place (California's Unsettling Fate)

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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 engine more productive than all of Africa. Reisner believes that the success of this last great desert civilization hinges on California’s denial of its own inescapable fate: Both the Los Angeles and San Francisco Bay areas sit astride two of the most violently seismic zones on the planet. The earthquakes that have already rocked California were, according to Reisner, a mere prologue to a future cataclysm that will result in immense destruction. Concluding with a hypothetical but chillingly realistic description of what such a disaster would look like, A Dangerous Place mixes science, history, and cultural commentary in a haunting work of profound importance.

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  • Product Details

    Author:
    Marc Reisner
    Format:
    Paperback
    Pages:
    208
    Publisher:
    Penguin Publishing Group (July 27, 2004)
    Language:
    English
    ISBN-13:
    9780142003831
    ISBN-10:
    0142003832
    Weight:
    6oz
    Dimensions:
    5.08" x 8" x 0.53"
    Case Pack:
    64
    File:
    RandomHouse-PRH_Book_Company_PRH_PRT_Onix_full_active_D20210526T001024_8636572-20210526.xml
    Folder:
    RandomHouse
    As low as:
    $11.55
    List Price:
    $15.00
    Publisher Identifier:
    P-RH
    Discount Code:
    A