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A RIVETING EXPLORATION OF THE TENSIONS BETWEEN NATURE AND THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT. As Mike Davis shows, prophecies of urban doom too often come true. Beginning with a trip to New York's Ground Zero, Davis pairs the horror of lower Manhattan's falling skyscrapers with Las Vegas' delirious delight in blowing up its landmark hotels, where environmental terrorism is practiced in the name of urban development. We stop at "German Village, " the Utah wasteland where Allied scientists once perfected their plans to destroy Berlin, then move on to Los Angeles, the frontline of a "Second Civil War" that lies waiting to be ignited in cities across the country. The title essay is an autopsy of the metropolis dead on a slab, with reflections on "bomber ecology" and "ghetto geomorphology." The final chapter, with accounts of Montreal and Auckland brought to their knees by ice storms and heat, warns that our urban infrastructures are as little prepared to deal with climate change as with car bombs and hijacked airliners.

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Urban theorist Mike Davis explores the combat zone of modern urban America, the site of a perpetual battle waged in cities and against nature. He examines white flight, housing and job segregation, discrimination and military landscapes made uninhabitable by simulated warfare and arms production.

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As Davis shows, prophecies of urban doom too often come true. Beginning with a trip to New York's Ground Zero, Davis pairs the horror of lower Manhattan's falling skyscrapers with Las Vegas' delirious delight in blowing up its landmark hotels.

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ISBN:
9781565848443
Subtitle:
And Other Tales
Author:
Davis, Mike
Publisher:
New Press, The
Subject:
General
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Sociology - Urban
Subject:
Sociology - Marriage & Family
Subject:
Sociology-Urban Studies
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20031101
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
7.6 x 5.7 in 23.5 oz

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"Synopsis" by , Urban theorist Mike Davis explores the combat zone of modern urban America, the site of a perpetual battle waged in cities and against nature. He examines white flight, housing and job segregation, discrimination and military landscapes made uninhabitable by simulated warfare and arms production.
"Synopsis" by , As Davis shows, prophecies of urban doom too often come true. Beginning with a trip to New York's Ground Zero, Davis pairs the horror of lower Manhattan's falling skyscrapers with Las Vegas' delirious delight in blowing up its landmark hotels.
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