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Avis d'utilisateur  - amerynth - www.librarything.com

It's funny that a book all about water could be so dry. Marc Reisner has written a tome on water rights in the American West with his book "Cadillac Desert: The American West and its disappearing ... Consulter l'avis complet

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Avis d'utilisateur  - dcunning11235 - LibraryThing

This is a really amazing book. Here is a history of water management and mismanagement, in sometimes minute detail, that reads like a great novel. 500 pages of dams, reservoirs, and irrigation ditches ... Consulter l'avis complet

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Avis d'utilisateur  - br77rino - LibraryThing

A little preliminary pq I'm not even halfway done, but this is a great, well-researched history of the water wars that were touched on in the Jack Nicholson movie "Chinatown." Fascinating stuff about ... Consulter l'avis complet

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Avis d'utilisateur  - Paulagraph - LibraryThing

A year later, I've given CD a second read and must, finally, award it the 5th star (for whatever that's worth) that it so deserves. One of the most scathing, witty and instructive books of political ... Consulter l'avis complet

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Avis d'utilisateur  - kday_working - LibraryThing

When you finish reading this book, go watch "Chinatown" starring Jack Nicholson.... The book provides the history that illuminates the water wars in southern California, the backdrop to that famous film. Consulter l'avis complet

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Avis d'utilisateur  - Erwind - LibraryThing

The classic study of the politics behind water in the western US. An incredible work of journalism, history and commentary, that occasionally leaves the reader seething at the cupidity of the Bureau ... Consulter l'avis complet

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Avis d'utilisateur  - dele2451 - LibraryThing

A colossal work of investigative journalism focused on the complex and controversial use of the American West's critical water resources. Many humans live and die by the man-made dams in our regions ... Consulter l'avis complet

CADILLAC DESERT: The American West And Its Disappearing Water, Revised Edition

Avis d'utilisateur  - Kirkus

When archaelogists from another planet sift through the bleached bones of our civilization, they may conclude that our temples were dams, says Reisner in this angry, exhaustive and gracefully written ... Consulter l'avis complet

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Avis d'utilisateur  - Devil_llama - LibraryThing

A classic work on water problems in the American west. It seems a bit daunting by its size, but the writing moves along smoothly, and it really isn't difficult to read...only to carry on in the small size bags they allow on airplanes. Consulter l'avis complet

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Avis d'utilisateur  - quantum_flapdoodle - LibraryThing

A classic work on water problems in the American west. It seems a bit daunting by its size, but the writing moves along smoothly, and it really isn't difficult to read...only to carry on in the small size bags they allow on airplanes. Consulter l'avis complet


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