Cadillac Desert: The American West and Its Disappearing Water, Revised Edition (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Jun 1, 1993 - Technology & Engineering - 624 pages
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"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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this book is so well researched! - Goodreads
Difficult to read straight through, but great info. - Goodreads
Combines great history and ecological insights. - Goodreads
... unbelievably well-researched. - Goodreads
Hmm, more research yes. - Goodreads

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Far and away the best book on water development in the Western United States. Very compelling, which may not be a surprise to those who are familiar with the dramatic history of Los Angeles water ... Read full review

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An excellent book to learn about the politics and water wars of the American Southwest. Some eye-openers if you're not familiar with the backstory Read full review

Contents

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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About the author (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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