The country in the city: the greening of the San Francisco Bay Area (Google eBook)

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University of Washington Press, Oct 1, 2009 - History - 378 pages
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The San Francisco Bay Area is one of the world's most beautiful cities. Despite a population of 7 million people, it is more greensward than asphalt jungle, more open space than hardscape. A vast quilt of countryside is tucked into the folds of the metropolis, stitched from fields, farms and woodlands, mines, creeks, and wetlands. In The Country in the City, Richard Walker tells the story of how the jigsaw geography of this greenbelt has been set into place.
  

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Review: The Country in the City: The Greening of the San Francisco Bay Area (Weyerhaeuser Environmental Books)

User Review  - Fresno Bob - Goodreads

excellent account of the changes in the bay area, and the power that enviromental groups like "Save the Bay" had on keeping the Bay Area from turning into Los Angeles. If you grew up here, you should read this book Read full review

Review: The Country in the City: The Greening of the San Francisco Bay Area (Weyerhaeuser Environmental Books)

User Review  - Fresno Bob - Goodreads

excellent account of the changes in the bay area, and the power that enviromental groups like "Save the Bay" had on keeping the Bay Area from turning into Los Angeles. If you grew up here, you should read this book Read full review

Contents

Introduction Saving Graces
3
1 Out of the Woods Stirrings of Conservation
19
2 Fields of Gold Resources at Close Quarters
35
3 Moving Outdoors Parks for the People
58
4 The Upper West Side Suburbia and Conservation
82
5 The Green and the Blue Saving the Bay and the Coast
110
6 Encounters with the ArchModern Regional Planning and Growth Control
130
7 Fasten your Greenbelt Triumph and Trust Funds
159
9 Toxic Landscapes Beyond Open Space
205
10 Green Justice Reclaiming the Inner City
229
Conclusion City and Country Reconciled?
249
Appendix
255
Notes
267
Bibliography
319
Index
355
Copyright

8 Sour Grapes The Fight for the Wine Country
182

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