Cadillac Desert: The American West and Its Disappearing Water

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Penguin, 1993 - 582 pages
"Beautifully written and meticulously researched."—St. Louis Post-Dispatch. This updated study of the economics, politics, and ecology of water covers more than a century of public and private desert reclamation in the American West.
 

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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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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

Table des matières

A Semidesert with a Desert Heart
1
A Country of Illusion
15
The Red Queen
52
First Causes
104
An American Nile I
120
The GoGo Years
145
Rivals in Crime
169
Dominy
214
An American Nile II
255
The Peanut Farmer and the Pork Barrel
306
Chinatown
332
Those Who Refuse to Learn
379
Things Fall Apart
435
A Civilization if You Can Keep It
477
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Marc Reisner worked for many years at the Natural Resources Defense Council. His Cadillac Desert was a National Book Critics Circle Award nominee. He died in 2000.

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