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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 68–79.
Published: 01 September 2016
... East Bay Albany homelessness landfill dogs dogwalking birdwatching nature nature preservation environmentalists The Albany Bulb, looking northwest. Photograph by Robin Lasser. susan moffat The Battle of the Bulb Nature, culture and art at a San Francisco Bay landfill O n a misty afternoon...
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Boom (2015) 5 (2): 22–27.
Published: 01 June 2015
...Laura Aguilar Laura Aguilar’s Nature Self Portraits treat the human body as another feature in landscapes. In the series, Aguilar positions herself in the center of her photographs, nude, often with her back to the camera. The curve of her back echoes the rocks, her black hair in the wind recalls...
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Boom (2014) 4 (3): 122–128.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Lila Higgins; Emily Hartop The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County is reconnecting to the city around it and in the process discovering a vital role for itself in the life of the city and its future. This article’s authors both work for the museum. Lila Higgins describes a Los Angeles...
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Boom (2014) 4 (3): 28–35.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Amy Scott This essay looks at the tension between pristine natural beauty and industry and how they have informed, and been represented in, California landscape painting and photography. Amy Scott argues that the influence of the traditional California landscape in art has evolved, thanks to a...
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Boom (2014) 4 (3): 103–112.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Peter S. Alagona This essay looks at the history of Santa Cruz Island and preservation and conservation efforts there through the work of the National Park Service, the Nature Conservancy, and the University of California Natural Reserve System. Alagona argues that these efforts are sometimes...
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Boom (2014) 4 (3): 129–133.
Published: 01 September 2014
... shaffer Field of Genes A conservation genomicist looks at nature I am a herpetologist. I m a lifelong fan of reptiles and amphibians. It s how I wasborn. And now I study them.I am also an evolutionary biologist and a conservation biologist. I m fascinated by how animals evolved to mesh with their...
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Boom (2013) 3 (3): 82–85.
Published: 01 September 2013
... the Regents of the University of California 2013 Mono Lake Owens Valley Owens Lake birds LADWP graham chisholm Owens Valley and the Public Trust Remaking a place for nature T he Owens Valley and adjoining Mono Basin are intimately connected toplaces far away, not just through the Los...
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Boom (2013) 3 (2): 22–33.
Published: 01 July 2013
... Interview with jesikah maria ross Community development and resource extraction at the Cache Creek Nature Preserve jesikah maria ross works at the intersection of art, education, and community action, collaborating with communities to generate change. Not only has she been instrumental in the founding of...
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Boom (2012) 2 (2): 92–99.
Published: 01 June 2012
.../reprintInfo.asp. DoI: 10.1525/boom.2012.2.2.92. C o n t e s t e d G r o u n d howard v. hendrix California Damming Manufactured lakes and the reproduction of nature Boom0202_11.indd 93 18/06/12 10:45 AM 94 boomCa l i f o r n i a . C om Sierra. now, like some generationally delayed, mutant salmon hybrid, I live...
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Boom (2014) 4 (3): 95–102.
Published: 01 September 2014
...D.J. Waldie This essay considers the fluid lines between history, nature, and the urban realm. Beginning with land cultivated by the Bixby family near Long Beach, California from 1878 into the mid-twentieth century, Waldie discusses how the landscape has changed by the Bixbys and those who came...
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Boom (2014) 4 (3): 60–69.
Published: 01 September 2014
... of visiting remote wildernesses such as Yosemite and urged everyone to do so, and his conception of nature preservation as preserving nature in a specific moment in time is now understood to be misguided. His specific prescriptions for relating to the natural world now seem old-fashioned, but his...
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Boom (2014) 4 (3): 113–121.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Rafe Sagarin Observations on nature and life along the California coast from Rafe Sagarin, who led a group of college students in his field class on a trip from Los Angeles to San Francisco. The essay is organized around thematically around saltwater, freshwater, fire, and people. Sagarin argues...
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Boom (2016) 6 (4): 28–33.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Kevin Starr An interview with California’s unofficial state historian, exploring Starr’s rationale for his work, along with his understanding of the nature of California values, and what it means to be a Californian. From here to Starr’s recent book, Continental Ambitions , and the many figures and...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 120–128.
Published: 01 September 2016
... porous nature. Is it possible to decolonize knowledge? If so, the studio courses it develops will have profound implications for the role of the classroom, syllabus, and for rethinking and developing new knowledge and practices. © 2016 by The Regents of the University of California 2016 ancient...
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Boom (2014) 4 (3): 70–75.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Terence Young Young likens camping to a pilgrimage to nature but notes that, after more than a century of increasing popularity, the number of campers is declining. Although camping remains among the top five outdoor recreations in the United States, the rate of participation by Americans sixteen...
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Boom (2014) 4 (3): 76–85.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Carolyn Finney; Rue Mapp Carolyn Finney and Rue Mapp talk with Boom editor Jon Christensen about their work with people, diversity, and nature in California. They discuss the mistaken perception that African Americans are disconnected from nature, and the opportunities and challenges in putting...
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Boom (2015) 5 (4): 20–33.
Published: 01 December 2015
..., commercialization, embodiment/disembodiment, and the natural world as lenses on California’s religious landscape. © 2015 by the Regents of the University of California 2015 California religion Jim Jones Heavens Gate Crystal Cathedral Harold Camping Andrew Keegan Full Circle Venice cults Syanon...
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Boom (2015) 5 (3): 12–23.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Jonathan Foley Photographs of a handful of the 46 million specimens in the archives of the California Academy of Sciences. Jonathan Foley argues that museums like the Academy have a responsibility to curate and preserve collections in order to document and understand the changing nature of life on...
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Boom (2015) 5 (3): 32–41.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Peter Kareiva In this extended interview, Peter Kareiva, the former chief scientist at The Nature Conservancy and new head of the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability at UCLA, talks about the connections between conservation science and cities. Among other topics, Kareiva discusses the...
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Boom (2015) 5 (3): 56–59.
Published: 01 September 2015
... resident species for millennia. These settings include the Central Valley, the Sierra Nevada, and archipelagoes of habitat islands. A better understanding of evolution in California is necessary to inform the management of our agricultural ecosystems and conservation of our natural landscapes and the...