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Rio de Dios
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From its headwaters in Calabasas to the tidal mouth in San Pedro, the Los Angeles River is many things—an open air art gallery, a wildlife corridor, a history lesson, a storm drain, and a metaphor for missed chances balanced against the hope of future possibilities. Once integrated into one of the abyss of nothingness as the cold black sorrow embodied his soul.

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page, Copyright, Acknowledgments, Epigraph
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. 9-11
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  1. Section 1. The First History: Monday’s Madonna: The L.A. River and the Hopeful Science of Restoration Ecology by Peter Bowler
  2. pp. 15-16
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  1. Numbers (and Other Facts)
  2. pp. 17-18
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  1. Water (and Other Fictions)
  2. pp. 18-23
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  1. Lost Links and Empty Aquifers
  2. pp. 24-28
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  1. Backing Up
  2. pp. 29-32
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  1. Grocery Lists and Suckermouths
  2. pp. 32-39
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  1. Looking Ahead
  2. pp. 39-40
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  1. A Baedeker of Bon Mots
  2. pp. 40-46
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  1. Where We Are Now (Is Not Where We Will Be)
  2. pp. 47-56
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  1. References and Literature Cited
  2. pp. 57-60
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  1. Section 2. The Second History: Water from Stone by Bruce Bartrug
  2. pp. 61-62
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  1. Downtown
  2. pp. 63-63
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  1. Baum Bridge
  2. pp. 64-64
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  1. Pacific Lamprey
  2. pp. 65-65
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  1. Stilt
  2. pp. 66-66
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  1. Confluence
  2. pp. 67-67
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  1. Ospreys
  2. pp. 68-69
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  1. Fletcher Gate
  2. pp. 70-71
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  1. Green Heron
  2. pp. 72-74
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  1. Section 3. Histories Three to Thirteen: Harder Than Lightby Charles Hood
  2. pp. 75-76
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  1. Mal Sueño
  2. pp. 77-84
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  1. Where to Put Things
  2. pp. 85-85
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  1. Notes for a Haiku Cycle about the City on Fire:
  2. pp. 86-86
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  1. The history of L.A. as told through a time-lapse photograph
  2. pp. 87-88
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  1. Joy Ride (1)
  2. pp. 89-92
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  1. Joy Ride (2)
  2. pp. 93-96
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  1. Bestiary
  2. pp. 97-109
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  1. The Flood of 1914
  2. pp. 110-116
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  1. Chiropterophily
  2. pp. 117-124
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  1. Casitas
  2. pp. 125-131
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  1. The Price of Dogs
  2. pp. 132-138
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  1. About the Author
  2. pp. 139-140
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  1. About the Artist
  2. pp. 141-144
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