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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 (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): 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 (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 (2016) 6 (4): 16–27.
Published: 01 December 2016
... but no longer be able to call it home. Do murals and the fight for their preservation have the potential to mobilize a diverse population of Latinos who want to push back against being pushed out?    Living in San Francisco even before it became San Fran- cisco, Spanish-Mexican (Californio) rancho...
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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 (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 (2016) 6 (1): 1–3.
Published: 01 March 2016
... spring, go to openstreetsproject.org. Take a tour. A nature walk with a well-worn field guide in hand is a time-tested way to revel in blossoming springtime. But it s just as fine a time to explore the urban core of California s cities with a knowledgeable guide, when rain- washed streets aren t too...
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Boom (2016) 6 (1): 58–64.
Published: 01 March 2016
... liberation but dour obligation. You may not want to drive, but you ve got to do it to get from your single-family house, a dwelling by its very nature not serviceable by rapid transit, to wherever you re going. What holds Los Angeles back, then, isn t a car culture but the house culture that necessitates the...
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Boom (2016) 6 (1): 24–33.
Published: 01 March 2016
... . COM cities, responsive to a changing climate and prudent with limited natural resources, we may need to rewrite the rules from scratch with a new set of goals in mind. Most of the rules and regulations governing how and where and what housing gets built were first written in an era when land was cheap...
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Boom (2016) 6 (1): 45–50.
Published: 01 March 2016
... behe- moths of the post-war years that we re most familiar with, they first embraced the concept of creating a harmonious connection with the landscape. As a parkway, the Arroyo Seco was more than a route; it was also a place to appreciate sublime nature from the seat of a car moving through the...
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Boom (2016) 6 (1): 102–107.
Published: 01 March 2016
... Stuart Resnick Central Valley aris janigian Come See California s Future In beautiful Fresno Y ou might find it hard to picture Fresno. Many Californians, not to mentionpeople elsewhere, have no idea what our city looks like or what goes on here.You might imagine things of an agricultural nature on a...
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Boom (2015) 5 (4): 14–19.
Published: 01 December 2015
... often stereotyped, picture of the California Indian as peaceful, nature-loving. Any attempt on my part to discuss California Indian religion, much less criticize those who might practice it, without thinking about the larger history out of which it comes, would not only put me at odds with that history...
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Boom (2015) 5 (4): 94–99.
Published: 01 December 2015
... sketches are largely direct or paraphrased quotes from multiple interview transcripts, with transitions added for context and flow. They reflect a preliminary synthesis of several themes emerging from the interviews. For confiden- tiality, and because of the composite nature of the charac- ters, names and...
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Boom (2015) 5 (4): 54–63.
Published: 01 December 2015
... their sacred journeys to holy lands within our very borders. Images of gods and saints, raised aloft by devotees, now claim the urban skyline as their most natural and obvious backdrop. Mantras, chants, and songs of praise, in a cacophony of languages, summon the sacred into our public space and into...
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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...
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Boom (2015) 5 (3): 42–45.
Published: 01 September 2015
... we do know about maymean there s a lot more biodiversity left to discover out there in nature. It s not necessarily diversity sufficient to declare two populations separate species (island scrub-jays are still considered to be one species), but a more subtle form that includes individuals that are...
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Boom (2015) 5 (3): 60–75.
Published: 01 September 2015
... reach the other side. The Mojave is a big desert and a frightening one John Steinbeck once 62 BOOMCA L I FORN I A . COM wrote. It s as though nature tested a man for endurance and constancy to prove whether he was good enough to get to California 1 The animals and plants that survive here are finely...
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Boom (2015) 5 (3): 90–97.
Published: 01 September 2015
..., after all, a double helix. You can separate the strands a natural process, one that occurs during cell division in a lab using heat. Scientists had been doing this since the 1950s, soon after they discovered the enzymes that repair and replicate DNA. Polymerase is one such enzyme. It copies DNA, but...