A new book by Alexander Robinson MLA ’05The Spoils of Dust: Reinventing the Lake that Made Los Angeles, looks at the many lives of Owens Lake. Recipient of a 2018 Graham Foundation Grant for Individuals as well as a 2018 Foundation for Landscape Studies, David R. Coffin Publication Grant, the book was recently reviewed by science journal Nature. “Robinson makes a convincing case that massive human developments need not always result in decimation,” writes Amy Maxmen in her review.

Robinson is an Assistant Professor in the USC Landscape Architecture & Urbanism program, an Affiliate of both the Spatial Sciences Institute and Wrigley Institute of Environmental Studies, and principal of the Office of Outdoor Research/LMLab in Los Angeles, California.

Learn more about The Spoils of Dust.

Read the Nature review.

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