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The Los Angeles River

its life, death, and possible rebirth

by Blake Gumprecht

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  • 39 Currently reading

Published by Johns Hopkins University Press in Baltimore .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Los Angeles River (Calif.)
    • Subjects:
    • Los Angeles River (Calif.) -- History.,
    • Los Angeles River (Calif.) -- Environmental conditions.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. [303]-355) and index.

      StatementBlake Gumprecht.
      SeriesCreating the North American landscape
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsF868.L8 G86 1999
      The Physical Object
      Paginationx, 369 p. :
      Number of Pages369
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL380241M
      ISBN 100801860474
      LC Control Number98042432

      Los Angeles River Trail spans mi. from Riverside Dr. at Ventura Fwy./SR (Los Angeles) to Shoreline Aquatic Park Bike Trail on Golden Shore (Long Beach). View amenities, descriptions, reviews, photos, itineraries, and directions on TrailLink.


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