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Ecology of fear

Los Angeles and the imagination of disaster

by Davis, Mike

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Published by Vintage Books in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Los Angeles (Calif.),
  • California,
  • Los Angeles.
    • Subjects:
    • Social problems -- California -- Los Angeles.,
    • Disasters -- California -- Los Angeles.,
    • Los Angeles (Calif.) -- Social conditions.,
    • Los Angeles (Calif.) -- Environmental conditions.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementMike Davis.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHN80.L7 D385 1999
      The Physical Object
      Pagination484 p. :
      Number of Pages484
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL387397M
      ISBN 100375706070
      LC Control Number98050270

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Read 88 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Graced with a bold political and environmental vision, much splend 4/5. The ‘ecology of fear’ refers to the total impact of predators on prey populations and communities. The traditional view in ecology is that predators directly kill prey, thereby reducing prey survival and prey numbers — and that this is the limit of their ecological by: 1.

Book Notes. Flood, drought, urban sprawl, fire, tornadoes, snakes Davis' final chapter presents his titular diagram--"The Ecology of Fear"--that is an update of Ernest W. Burgess' urban zone diagram from the 's (pp.

think Davis reveals the forces that power his diagram in the same way that he did so deftly in the first. Drawing upon a vast array of sources, Ecology of Fear meticulously captures the nation's violent malaise and desperate social unease at the millennial end of "the American century." With savagely entertaining wit and compassionate rage, this book conducts a devastating reconnaissance of our all-too-likely urban future.

"Dizzying/5(1). Historian Mike Davis, “America’s most incendiary urban critic,” (London Review of Books) is the author of many books, including the bestselling City of Quartz and Ecology of Fear.

The recipient Ecology of fear book a MacArthur Fellowship and a professor at the University of California at Irvine, Davis lives in San : Holt, Henry & Company, Inc. In this extraordinary book, Mike Davis, the author of City of Quartz and our most fascinating interpreter of the American metropolis, Ecology of Fear is a gripping reconnaissance into the urban future, an essential portrait of America at the by:   Ecology of Fear expands Davis' place as Los Angeles' pre-eminent, if dour, analyst.

It is full of wisdom and wit, and it gores all the right oxes. Just recently, I was having lunch in a Brentwood restaurant on a sunny California afternoon with a public relations expert involved in marketing Los Angeles to the world.

Ecology of Fear: Los Angeles and the Imagination of Disaster is a book by Mike Davis examining how contemporary Los Angeles is portrayed in the popular media. References This article about a non-fiction book on U.S. history is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. This article about a Author: Mike Davis.

In "Ecology of Fear: Los Angeles and the Imagination of Disaster," Mike Davis has the temerity to argue not only that Southern California has always been a place where extremes of earth, wind and fire make notions like "average rainfall" a mere abstraction, but that the modern, man-made monstrosity of Los Angeles "has deliberately put itself in.

And he shows that the floods, fires, and earthquakes reaped by the city were tragedies as avoidable--and unnatural--as the beating of Rodney King and the ensuing explosion in the streets.

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Sunday, Aug By Bob Hoover, Book Editor, Post-Gazette. Drawing upon a vast array of sources, Ecology of Fear meticulously captures the nation's violent malaise and desperate social unease at the millennial end of "the American century." With savagely entertaining wit and compassionate rage, this book conducts a devastating reconnaissance of our all-too-likely urban future.

"Dizzying. Rich with detail, bold and original, Ecology of Fear is a gripping reconnaissance into the urban future, an essential portrait of America at the millennium.

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY AUG 3, "I'm not summoning Armageddon," affirms Davis, a social historian and urban theorist whose NBCC-nominated, dystopian history of the Los Angeles. The Ecology Of Fear: Wolves Gone, Western Ecosystems Suffer Date: Decem Source: Oregon State University Summary: Research about wolves that began in Yellowstone National Park has been.

Ecology publishes articles that report on the basic elements of ecological is is placed on concise, clear articles documenting important ecological phenomena. The journal publishes a broad array of research that includes a rapidly expanding envelope of subject matter, techniques, approaches, and concepts: paleoecology through present-day phenomena; evolutionary, population.

Ecology of Fear: Los Angeles and the Imagination of Disaster By Mike Davis New York: Metropolitan Books, $ Reviewed by Adelheid Fischer. Book. Author Mike Davis has written several books, however this paper will focus on his book, Ecology of Fear in particular. In this book, Davis examines Los Angeles as a city with potential that has been unfortunately plagued by earthquakes, wildfires, floods, drought, tornadoes, snakes in the sea, mountain lion attacks, and a bee epidemic.

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Book Reviews Ecology of Fear. we argue that political ecology frameworks pose new questions about the operation of power and politics in contexts of disasters.