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

INTRODUCTION
1
CHAPTER
15
CHAPTER
52
CHAPTER THREE
104
CHAPTER FOUR
120
CHAPTER FIVE
145
Rivals in Crime
169
CHAPTER SEVEN
214
CHAPTER
332
Those Who Refuse to Learn
379
CHAPTER TWELVE
435
A Civilization If You Can Keep
477
Afterword to the Revised Edition
497
Postscript to the Revised Edition
521
Notes and Bibliography
571
Index
613

The Peanut Farmer and the Pork Barrel
306

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À propos de l'auteur (1993)

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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