Intimate History of the Los Angeles Sewers
by Anna Sklar
The complex and often alarming history
of the Los Angeles city sewer system is captured for the first time in
Anna Sklar’s Brown
Acres: An Intimate History of the Los Angeles Sewers.
With more than fifty photographs, diagrams and maps, Brown Acres is
first historical narrative to detail any world-class city’s sewer
system—complete with the relationship between headstrong politicians
and the reformers who sought to “heal the bay” after a century of
pollution and contamination. Brown Acres
provides a unique look at the
underground history of Los Angeles.
Sklar has been an
NPR reporter and public affairs director for the Los Angeles Department
of Public Works. Like millions of other Angelenos, she lives on a
desert by the sea.
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| 232 pages
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