1 edition of Extraordinary inundations of the sea found in the catalog.
Extraordinary inundations of the sea
|Statement||Mark Hinman and Elizabeth Popescu ; with contributions by Steven Ashley ... [et al.] ; illustrations by Jon Cane, Carlos Silva and Sue Holden|
|LC Classifications||DA670.C2 H58 2012|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||x, 108 p. :|
|Number of Pages||108|
|LC Control Number||2012398431|
Imagine yourself as one of the first explorers to discover the island. McCafferty was promised a lifetime supply of fudge. Expecting floods of mud and rock, people had piled sandbags and built heavy wooden walls. Sparkling, tumescent, mycophane, the big bead of water just stands there indefinitely, on top of the impermeable soil. All IP addresses in Germany are blocked. You might be driving up the San Gabriel River Freeway in the morning, heading straight at the mountains at point-blank range, and not be able to see them.
Already included in the debris were propane tanks, outbuildings, picnic tables, canyon live oaks, alders, sycamores, cottonwoods, a Lincoln Continental, an Oldsmobile, and countless boulders five feet thick. There was buckthorn. When the rifle fired, flaming Kleenex shot out the muzzle and burned down three thousand eight hundred and sixty acres, including the entire watershed of the Middle Fork. His Cat was actually not a simple dozer but a loader on tracks, with a two-and-a-quarter-yard bucket seven feet wide. Humidity drops very close to zero.
The political City of Los Angeles—in its vague and tentacular configuration—actually abuts the San Gabriels for twenty miles or so, in much the way that it extends to touch the ocean in widely separated places like Venice, San Pedro, and Pacific Palisades. When boulders were running there, they sounded like a rolling freight. Kneeling on it—on a gold velvet spread—they could soon press their palms against the ceiling. Came a time of unprecedented rain, and the neighborhood grew ever more fearful—became in fact so infused with catastrophic anticipation that it sought the drastic sort of action that only a bulldozer could provide. They are stream-propelled, stream-rounded boulders, and the San Gabriel is the stream. A fire had swept the mountainsides, leaving them vulnerable, dark, and bare.
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He went up one side of the ditch and was about halfway out of it when the mud and boulders caught the Cat and covered it over the hood.
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Where is the thunder? When chamise and other chaparral plants sense the presence of Santa Ana winds, their level of moisture drops, and they become even more flammable than they were before.
Haines went over—into Tujunga. When the car at last putt-putted downhill, a wall of debris was nudging the bumper. In a sense, chaparral consumes fire no less than fire consumes chaparral. But—can you believe it? With cleared fire lanes, chemical retardants, and other means of suppressing what is not beyond control, people have conserved fuel in large acreages.
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Boulders went up against the railing, pressed it into their legs, and held them fast. He backed three hundred feet. Fabriciushowever, conjectures that the true reading is Agathyrsidesnot Agatharchides. Another car was literally wrapped around a tree, like a C-clamp, its front and rear bumpers pointing in the same direction.
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