A Celebration of the Natural Areas in and Around the City
Paperback (ISBN: 978-1-57805-103-8)
145 color photographs.
While the media portray L.A. as a showplace of cars, not wildlife, highrises and shopping malls, not sylvan meadows and canyons, Wild L.A. shines the spotlight on nature's offerings within 90 miles' drive of the heart of this sprawling megalopolis.
With an evocative text and 145 color photographs by some of the West's leading nature photographers, the book reveals the natural treasures to be found in wild preserves, parks, and wilderness areas throughout the greater Los Angeles area, including the magnificent Santa Monica, San Gabriel, and Santa Ana Mountain; Antelope Valley and the western fringe of the Mojave: L.A.'s golden coastal beaches and Catalina Island; and Griffith Park and other "wild in the city" retreats.
James Lawrence is a writer whose previous work includes the text for David and Marc Muench's Plateau Light and California. He is also a contributor to Outdoor Photographer, PC Photo, and Plane & Pilot. He is a longtime resident of Southern California.